The “Opening Day” Auction is now live, courtesy of Love of the Game Auctions. The sale features a great single-owner prewar collection, beautiful, glossy T3s and signed memorabilia from Ty Cobb and Hank Greenberg.
Las Vegas sports exhibit, SCORE!, serves up impressive memorabilia, interactive exhibits and the local flair for the dramatic. Among those associated with the project are the Basketball Hall of Fame, Pro Football Hall of Fame and Boxing Hall of Fame.
A teenage connection through charitable efforts leads to a life-long friendship between a real estate developer and Phil Niekro. Plus, a great, true, story about the healing power of baseball involving the Niekro family.
Goldin Auctions kicked off its sale the last week of February, with big bids placed immediately. The headliner, a T206 Honus Wagner PSA 5(MC) is nearly at $1 million already and Ken Goldin feels that when the closing date of April 5 hits, $3 million isn’t out of the question. And there’s plenty more in the auction beyond the Wagner.
Steiner Sports adds the Hall of Fame wide receiver to its roster of 60 NFL greats, creating Ohio St. and Minnesota Vikings collectibles, along with photos that will hit the market for the first time.
Heritage Auctions pulled out some big pieces of memorabilia in its Platinum Night auction in New York, with several millions in sales. Leading the way was Lou Gehrig, Mike Eruzione’s collection of game-used items from the 1980 Winter Olympics and a memorable bloody sock.
The SCP Auctions sale that will take place in April is shaping up to be a blockbuster, with several athlete-driven collections in the lineup. The latest collection to be featured is the Steve Garvey Collection, which will include his 1974 MVP Award and items related to the Los Angeles Dodgers 1981 World Series title.
Among the collections to be offered by SCP Auctions in its April sale is that of John Havlicek, the Boston Celtics legend. Bostons fans can bid on Havlicek’s World Championship rings, game-used jerseys and even his Ohio St. letterman’s jacket.
The Miracle on Ice Collection isn’t the only headliners in the Heritage Platinum action closing Feb. 23. The auction includes many high-end signed items, like Mickey Mantle’s bonus check as a 17-year-old, Gretzky’s rookie contract and a series of checks involving the sale of Babe Ruth to the Yankees from the Red Sox.
Upper Deck’s Richard McWilliam passed away in January, leaving behind many innovations in the sportscard industry and a legacy of hard-nosed business practices.