The highlights of SCP Auctions’ Spring Premier are many and deep, with many lots expected to bring six figures, including Mickey Mantle’s 1952 Yankees jersey, John Wooden’s sweater and Jimmie Foxx’s Tour of Japan uniform.
Tony Gwynn will always be remembered as Mr. Padre. The Hall of Famer passed away at age 54 due to complications from cancer. Memorabilia from his career will be offered in SCP Auctions April 25 sale.
The high-end items keep coming from SCP Auctions. The California company has announced a trio of amazing Mickey Mantle items for its April auction: One of The Mick’s Earliest known bats, his 1952 Yankees jersey and his 1956 Player of the Year award.
Originating from the Foxx estate, both items are being offered for the first time publicly as part of SCP’s Spring Premier Auction April 8-25: Jimmie Foxx’s 1933 American League MVP Award and 1934 Tour of Japan game-worn uniform.
These are considered the first ever pre-Air Jordan gamers to hit the hobby. He only wore this style of shoe during the early portion of his rookie campaign before switching full time to Air Jordans later in the season.
For major auction sales of high-end items, prices keep skyrocketing; new website helps keep track of the escalating market. Plus all of this begs the question: Collecting for hobby enjoyment or for investing?
The personal collections of athletes continue to head to the auction block. The latest to use the services of SCP Auctions is Rod Woodson, who will have rings, trophies and jerseys among the 70 lots in the April sale.
University of San Francisco Dons jersey of Ollie Matson among the items in SCP Auctions April auction lineup. The jersey, dating to 1951, is a beauty, but so is the life of Matson, from college through the professional ranks. Matson is a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
The Helms Athletic Foundation/LA84 Collection provides a rare mix of sports memorabilia, covering several eras and sports. Collectors have another shot at pieces from the collection, As SCP Auctions will deliver the second part of the collection in a sale that ends April 25.
Boasting more than 50 lots covering many of Gene Tenace’s career highlights, the collection includes game-used milestone baseballs, his 1972 full-size World Series trophy and four World Series rings.