The Lou Gehrig game-used bat got plenty of attention of late for its story as being used for protection near the front door of a residence. Now a photo-match has been found for the bat, raising its provenance, profile and value.
Bobby Orr’s 1972 All-Star Game jersey tops $95,000 o to headline Lelands’ latest auction. Ali robe matches price of Orr jersey.
Records fell by the wayside for three Hall of Famers in Grey Flannel’s $2 million Summer Games auction. Game-worn relics from Johnny Unitas, Wilt Chamberlain and Bill Russell all topped six figures in the sale.
The document was prepared in 1933 and includes the formal signature of the famous slugger.
High-grade cards, vintage sets and sought-after tickets ruled the bidding during Memory Lane’s winter auction, which totaled $1.5 million. A 1933 DeLong Gum Lou Gehrig, graded PSA 8, sold for a record-setting $45,410.
Bidding is past $275,000 for the T206 Wagner. The Ernie Banks jersey is approaching $75,000 and there are two days left to bid in a loaded auction conducted by SCP Auctions.
Collectors of T206 cards, Babe Ruth fans and sports cards enthusiasts will want to check out the auction lineup at Wheatland Auctions, with bidding closing Dec. 7.
The big auction didn’t disappoint, as the 1918 contract of Babe Ruth sold for more than $1 million as part of a 125-lot auction that topped $3.6 million altogether.
Honus Wagner, Pittsburgh Pirates, N.Y. Yankees among important categories in Collectible Classics’ latest sale, ending June 26. Bidding is already underway.
Rare Christy Mathewson sterling silver set presented to the star pitcher in 1917 at auction, along with a ceremonial sword presented to former University of Texas football coach Darrell K. Royal.