Recent events, including a smash-and-grab break-in, have led John Hamilton to close his Newport Sports Museum and sell much of the contents in a series of fours sales through SCP Auctions. Here are some thoughts from Hamilton on the decision.
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.
The current Frozen Pond Hockey Spectacular Auction features memorabilia from all of the stars of professional hockey dating back to the 1960s, with game-used gear, jerseys, sticks and signed items galore.
The iconic Ken Griffey Jr. rookie card from 1989 kicked everything off for Upper Deck. Now 25 years later, the company is celebrating its 25th anniversary with a commemorative card set and giveaways planned throughout the year.
Approximately 200 Team Canada alumni will have autograph cards in the set, making this the largest autograph trading card set ever produced for Hockey Canada.
Gretzky returns to Upper Deck Authenticated for signed memorabilia and remains an exclusive signer for Upper Deck trading cards. Among the unique collectibles will be a signed piece that features a signature that is more than two feet long.
SCP Auctions has a big-time auction scheduled for April 10-27. Among the personal collections of John Havlicek, Steve Garvey, Rollie Fingers and many others will be iconic game-used jersey from Reggie Jackson (Game 6 of 1977 World Series) and Wayne Gretzky (1980-81 Edmonton Oilers).