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.
For one San Musial fan, the connection top Stan Musial goes back to 1961 and the experience of a lifetime – serving as the bat boy for the St. Louis Cardinals for an entire week.
In this fantasy world, we look at the oldest living former major leaguers and compile a National League All-Star squad. Some of the names you’ll definitely know, and others you might want to further check on. Oh, and the players must have appeared on a baseball card to be included.