One of the draws for baseball collectors in the 1960s was Topps’ World Series cards, offering highlights and additional star cards of Mickey Mantle, Sandy Koufax, Roger Maris and a host of others.
From an 1888 Goodwin Champions Cap Anson to an unused ticket for Derek Jeter’s 3,000th hit game, virtually every era of sports is covered in the latest I Own It Now catalog from Memory Lane. Purchase outright or make an offer.
One captured the world of sport in bold bursts of impressionistic color and the other with the unflinching precision of a camera lens, but both LeRoy Neiman and Ernie Schworck exhibited the strength of their enduring legacies in the Heritage Auction’s $7.44 million Sports Collectibles Signature Auction.
The Babe Ruth watch got a lot of attention, propelling the relic to sell for more than $650,000 in SCP Auctions latest sale. The watch was joined by a Koufax Jersey and Satchel Paige’s HOF ring among the big bids placed in the weekend sale.
In an auction that is sure to bring millions of dollars and plenty of media attention, SCP Auctions has kicked off a sale that ends May 17 with a Babe Ruth watch, Lou Gehrig signed letter to his doctor, game-used jerseys galore and championships rings from across the generations.
Among the highlights were a 2010 San Francisco Giants World Series ring selling for $42,480, Kobe Bryant’s Olympic sneakers autographed by all of his teammates selling for $38,561 and a one-of-a-kind Aston Martin Vanquish sports car produced for the 50th anniversary of the Basketball Hall of Fame and autographed by 50 NBA greats, which sold for a whopping $138,533.
Heritage Auctions has lined up nearly 3,400 lots of sports memorabilia for its May 15-17 sale, including remarkable LeRoy Neiman originals, Koufax artifacts, vintage card gems and game-used material galore.
The Newport Sports Museum collected and curated by John Hamilton has been a destination spot for sports fans and collectors for years. Now pieces from that collection will be sold by SCP Auctions in four separate auctions, starting with a sale that ends May. 17.
Fan-assisted exhibit ‘Chasing Dreams: Baseball and Becoming American’ opens at National Jewish History Museum in March. Plenty of artifacts, interactive exhibits and educational opportunities will be part of the display in Philadelphia.
The No. 1 lot failed to meet reserve, but that didn’t stall bidding at Goldin Auctions, where the company’s October Legends sale topped $2.65 million, led by the finest 1939 Play Ball set in the land ($202K).