While plenty of deals took place on the floor of The National, more impressive prices were realized in Heritage Auctions’ Platinum Night Auction that topped $4.5 million.
Muhammad Ali gloves from Ali-Frazier I, Babe Ruth’s 7-2nd home run ball and a Lou Gehrig signed ticket from his famous “Luckiest Man” speech game among the top draws at the Heritage event that takes place during the National Sports Collectors Convention in Cleveland.
Bill Veeck was the showman of baseball owners. In 1951, he brought in 3’7″ Eddie Gaedel to bat for the St. Louis Browns at a stunt to get publicity. It worked, as with one at-bat, he’s still a name baseball fans remember. the bat Gaedel used in that game will be auction by Heritage in the company’s Platinum Night event on Aug. 1.
Today’s golf man’s might be enamored by Tiger Woods, but before him one of the greatest was Sam Snead. The Sam Snead Collection of championship trophies, clubs and more will be the centerpiece items in Heritage Auctions’ Platinum Night auction to be conducted during the National Convention.