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.
A high-grade 1952 Topps Baseball set is going to go for big bucks, but the latest Mile High Card Co. auction has much more to offer, including a 1948 Leaf boxing set, 1916 The Globe Stores Babe Ruth and many other rarities.
Goldin Auctions introduced itself to the world at the National. Now the company has announced top lots for its October auction. Pieces include a 1934 Yankees team-signed ball, Roberto Alomar’s Gold GLove Award, Ty Cobb game-used bat and a Michael Jordan game-used jersey.
Hockey fans take note: The latest superstar athlete to put their personal collection up for auction is Phil Esposito. The sale, to be conducted ion November, will include Esposito’s awards, rings, artworks and game-used items.
Memory Lane had five days to impress National Convention attendees with its latest Historic Rarities auction, and then came through. Bidders ponied up $1.88 million in Memory Lane’s latest sale, which included a Ruth rookie ($59,999) and Topps cello box ($44,948).
The second auction held during the National Convention’s run brought a total of $1.7 million in roughly 60 lots, led by a Honus Wagner game-used bat that topped $250,000.
Huggins and Scott will kick of its latest auction July 20, running through Aug. 9, offering a Pele and Brooks Robinson game-used jersey, rare vintage singles and signed items that include Ruth, Maris and Marciano. Pieces will also be on display next week in Baltimore at the National Convention.