Recent events, including a smash-and-grab break-in, have led John Hamilton to close his Newport Sports Museum and sell much of the contents in a series of fours sales through SCP Auctions. Here are some thoughts from Hamilton on the decision.
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.
One of the top collection of game-used jerseys is going on the auction block courtesy of SCP Auctions. The company was selected to bring the Delbert Mickel Estate Collection to the market, highlighted by several examples of game-used jerseys from Hall of Famers.
The watch comes directly from the Babe Ruth Family, and was given to the Ruth during his last appearance at Yankee Stadium in 1948, which also celebrated the 25th anniversary of Yankee Stadium. SCP Auctions will offer the watch in its Spring auction.
SCP Auctions’ latest sale featured a record price for a piece of Olympic memorabilia, as Jesse Owens 1936 Olympic gold medal tops $1.4 million. It was just one of the high-priced treasures in the sale.
SCP Auctions has another stellar lineup ready to roll for its latest sale. The auction include Jesse Owens 1936 Olympic gold medal and artifacts from the personal collection of Jackie Robinson, Goose Gossage and Warren Moon.
Game-worn Negro league jerseys are a tough find in themselves. A jersey worn by a Negro league player in the Hall of Fame is even more difficult to uncover. SCP Auctions will feature a circa 1927 Willie Foster Chicago American Giants jersey in its Dec. 7 sale.
A lucky college student is looking to score big with the home run ball hit by Shane Victorino in Game 6 of the 2013 ALCS that helped put Boston back into the World Series. SCP Auctions will offer the item, expected to hit between $50,000-$100,000.
Calvin Arnold has joins the Sports team at Heritage Auctions. He mostly recently worked for SCP Auctions.
Vintage baseball cards still rule the market, as evidenced by a $125,332 sale price for a 1934 Goudey No. 37 Lou Gehrig card (SGC 10) and $51,450 for a 1916 Famous & Barr No. 151 Babe Ruth rookie card VG PSA 3. Both sold in SCP Auctions latest sale that topped $2.2 million.