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.
The last known glove worn by Jackie Robinson isn’t the only game-used artifact drawing attention from Steiner Sports. The firm’s “Ground-Breaking” Auction also hosts jerseys from Stan Musial, Gil Hodges and Walter Payton, along with some memorable balls linked to Babe Ruth.
When Steiner Sports puts on an auction, they don’t mess around. The latest lineup features 1,866 lots, headlined by a Jackie Robinson game-used glove, but includes price points to satisfy nearly any collector.
Carl Erskine, still with a spring in his step at age 86, shares stories about his career, sports memorabilia and playing with Al Hirt. Guess who he was most afraid would hit a home run off him?
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.
Topps staged a great attack on the Bowman baseball card reign in 1952, so Bowman bounced back in 1953 with original color photography, star appeal, multi-player cards and for the first time statistics on the back of Bowman cards.