Even with hatless wonders, 1966 Topps Baseball turns 50 with a short prints chase that never gets old. Come along for a review of the set, along with some positives and negatives of the set.
One of the first big-time sports auctions of the year is kicking off April 6 with the debut of SCP Auctions’ Spring Premier, headlined by names like Drysdale, Koufax, Musial, along with Olympic memorabilia, Super Bowl 1-50 tickets and much more.
The annual spring training report is in from David Moriah. This year’s scene was in Arizona, where some sparkling new stadiums reside and the teams still make signing autographs a priority.
Sandy Koufax, Willie Mays and Bud Selig draw crowds with today’s best,
including Clayton Kershaw, Jose Abreu, Jacob deGrom and Corey Kluber in New York chapter awards dinner of the BBWAA.
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.