When Ty Cobb was kicking off his baseball career, he penned several letters to friend Erwin Manley, on subjects from the games he played in to his relationships. With the letters comes a previously unknown photo of Cobb as a member of the Georgia Tourists.
A Near Mint example of the 1952 Topps Mickey Mantle is just the beginning of a robust grouping of high-grade cards and rare signatures in Memory Lane’s Summer Auction that kicks off Aug. 2.
The online portion of the Goldin Auctions Spring Auction closed May 7, generating $1.7 million in sales. Combined with the record breaking live auction held on April 30 at the New York Yankees Steak House, the 1,400+ lots of memorabilia sold for $4.6 million.
While it’s possible that one of these was prominently displayed in every candy store and five-and-dime that sold Cracker Jack in 1915, the number of surviving specimens can be counted on one hand, and the featured item was found it in a barn in the Midwest, where it likely sat for the duration of its existence.
One of two 1888 Allen & Ginter cards of Buck Ewing graded PSA 9 joins The Babe, Ty, Honus, Ted, Jackie, Willie, Mickey and more in Memory Lane’s upcoming I Own It Now catalog that opens Friday, Mar. 4. Buy or make an offer.
A friend of a member of the Ty Cobb family unearths some rare, touching material related to the legendary Hall of Famer.
Love of the Game Auctions’ latest sale is now live, with rare lots from Lou Criger’s family, fabulous game-used bats, including Gehrig, and rare cards.
A book review of ‘Intangiball: The Subtle Things That Win Baseball Games.’ A bit cerebral? Perhaps, but still a fascinating baseball read.
While usually packed with items targeting the more modest collector, there’s nothing modest about Mile High’s Extra Innings’ opener; a 1952 Topps #311 Mickey Mantle PSA 6. Bidding is just under $68,000.
Heritage wrapped up its 2015 Sports Auction season with a $12 million sale, pushing its yearly total in sports auctions past $40 million. High-grade singles, Brooks Robinson and hockey memorabilia lead the way.