In a sale that had seven items top the $100,000 mark, Heritage’s Platinum Night Auction was led by Joe Jackson’s rookie bat, Ali’s gloves from his first bout with Sonny Liston and Babe Ruth 1923 pocket watch.
Popular event held at the Shriner’s Auditorium will feature more than two dozen signing guests and more than 400 dealer tables. Door prizes, free parking and plenty of vintage cards.
Ticket sales are up for The National Sports Collectors Convention, which boasts one of the largest autograph
pavilions to date with nearly 100 signers. In early sales, Clemens and Piazza are leading the way.
The writers have spoken with their votes and not one former player from the 2013 induction class will be on the stage in July. Craig Biggio was the closest for inclusion, getting 68 percent of the votes.
The debate will reach a roar in the next month regarding the 2013 Baseball Hall of Fame induction class. Among the first-timers are Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens and Sammy Sosa. Their numbers are Hall-worthy, but the PED cloud surrounds all three (among others). Who should make it?