For years big retail catalogs played a large role in the holiday gift arena, and sports items had a solid spot in the lineup. Player-endorsed products remain highly collectible today.
The 1952 Wheaties cards give collectors many options in terms of stars from different sports, similar to the Goudey Sport Kings. The shape you’ll find the cards in, however, is all over the place.
The market for high-grade rookie cards continues to rise. the latest example was Memory Lane’s Spring Break Auction, where records were blown out of the water for Mays, Mantle Bowman rookie, along with many other vintage cards.
Another bonanza selection of game-used jerseys is set to enter the market with the second part of the Delbert Mickel Estate Collection offered this fall, courtesy of SCP Auctions. Mays, Musial, Aaron among the selections.
The Newport Sports Museum collected and curated by John Hamilton has been a destination spot for sports fans and collectors for years. Now pieces from that collection will be sold by SCP Auctions in four separate auctions, starting with a sale that ends May. 17.
Among the highlights of Heritage Auctions $7.7 million sale, was $1.2 million for the Stan Musial Collection, including a record price paid for a Musial artifact. Also, $143,400 was paid for a 1914-15 J.H. Dugan Baseball Calendar Cabinet Card set.
The current Heritage Auction sale is the largest sports auction to date by the company, headlined by the decades-long personal collection of Stan Musial. From game-used jerseys and championship rings to milestone baseballs and personal letter from other Hall of Famers, the Musial Collection is stunning.
In a sale that ends Aug. 8, Collect Auctions is offering rare crew-signed NASA photos, Musial game-used lumber and complete baseball sets from 1952-present.
Just two days away from its Aug. 1 Platinum Night Auction, Heritage Auctions created more headlines with the news it will offer the Stan Musial Collection in October. Items offered by the Musial family will include milestone game-used treasures, correspondence and mementos from Musial’s personal collection.
Steiner Sports knew it had the goods with Jackie Robinson game-used items, including his last glove ($373,000) and bat ($114,000). Other top items include a Mickey Mantle signed contract and a 1924 World Series ticket signed by numerous Hall of Famers.