Mile High kicks off the 2013 buying season with a premium auction that includes a Babe Ruth/Al Capone signed ball, complete sets of T3 Turkey Reds, T205 Gold Borders and M116 Sports Lifes and many other high-ticket items.
There aren’t many cards that get the hobby jumping from its seat these days, but Huggins and Scott is offering something the hobby hasn’t seen – a T206 Ed Walsh card that features Old Mill advertising on the back in BLUE. This is just one of the great vintage cards and other memorabilia in the auction that closes Dec. 13.
It’s now commonplace to record an athlete signing a ball. But when it happens in 1929, involves a prototype video camera and Babe Ruth, it’s something truly special. This single-signed Babe Ruth ball has a story – and it plays out to you on your computer screen.
Collect Auctions’ latest sale, which ends Thursday, Nov. 29, is filled with signatures from nearly every Hall of Famer through 1974. On top of that, the auction features numerous unopened material, led by a 1972 Topps Baseball Series 5/6 wax box.
More than 200 Muhammad Ali/Cassius Clay autographs, Pittsburgh Pirates and New York Yankees collectibles, vintage cards and a wide array of memorabilia will be up for bids in Collectible Classics’ 517-lot Dec. 13 auction.
Grey Flannel rolls out another impressive auction, headlined by Babe Ruth pants dated to 1921, a Ty Cobb game-used bat, the ball Orel Hershiser used to set his 59 consecutive scoreless innings streak, Frank Robinson’s 1966 Orioles jersey and much more.
Goldin Auctions topped $800,000 in its debut auction, with more than $5,000 going toward Hurricane Sandy Relief. Ruth signed bat topped $23,000, Barry Lyons’ 1986 Mets World Series ring hit $22,840, but the big draw, Pete Rose’s personal copy of his banishment papers failed to meet reserve at $259,000.
T206 collectors are always wading through variations. However, the Ed Walsh Old Mill Blue Back is a first of its kind, likely sending prices through the roof for this Good example in the upcoming Huggins and Scott sale.
Heritage Auctions rolled out its largest sports catalog auction to date, with more than 3,000 items available over a three-day period. The result was nearly $6 million in sales, led by examples from the “Black Swamp Find,” a Harmon Killebrew jersey and a 1970 Topps Baseball set.
The upcoming auction from Greg Bussineau will once again appeal to vintage card collectors with a Sporting Life Ty Cobb Cabinet, Dan Dee Mickey Mantle and the usual lineup of Ruth, Wagner and Mathewson also in the lineup.