The latest SCP Auctions sale didn’t need any hype – the line of sports memorabilia spoke volumes on its own with the personal collections of Rollie Fingers, George Sisler, Chris Mullin, Bret Saberhagen, John Havlicek and Steve Garvey.
Records fell by the wayside in the latest Heritage Auctions event that tallied more than $6.2 million. Babe Ruth, Joe Jackson and Lou Gehrig took top honors in different collecting categories, with Ruth’s 1935 unworn jersey topping them all at $286,800.
The rumors were out there that Mickey Mantle used a corked bat sometime in his career, but no bat surfaced with such evidence to date. Now Grey Flannel is offering a 1964 gamer from Mantle that has x-ray proof it was a corked bat.
The Pilot Issue is planned for July with bi-monthly issues following for the rest of year.
SCP Auctions’ mega sale wraps up this weekend, featuring the personal collections of John Havlicek, Chris Mullin, Steve Garvey, George Sisler, Bret Saberhagen and Rollie Fingers. The athletes’ personal and team awards are included, offering a once in a lifetime opportunity to grab these treasures.
The Mickey Vernon Museum needed a new home, and organizers have found one at the Granite Run Mall in Media, Pa. Admission is free, with the museum open Tuesday through Saturday.
Why do forgers go for the big names? Because that is where the demand lies. From Arnold Palmer, Muhammad Ali and Michael Jordan to Mark McGwire and Sammy Sosa, the big names and their big achievements lead to demand, and the forgers supply the goods.
T206 Wagner, Ruth rookie, 1963 Koufax jersey and Old Mill Jackson among the featured attractions for Robert Edward Auctions in their annual spring sale that kicks off April 20 and ends May 18. The telephone book known as the sale’s catalog will be shipping soon.
Collect Auctions kicks off its next sale April 1 (ending April 11) With some familiar vintage cards: 1933 Goudey Babe Ruth No. 149 PSA 4, 1940 Play Ball Ted Williams SGC 88, 1948 Leaf Babe Ruth PSA 4 and 1950 Bowman Roy Campanella PSA 8.5.
Memory Lane’s latest I Own It Now Sale tallied more than $620,000 in sales involving 350 lots. Twenty lots brought more than $5,000 each.