Playing Monday morning quarterback with a 15-year-old list of the 20th century’s most collectible athletes. Is it right this time? A 21st century edition of the most sought-after athletes in the memorabilia market. Ruth tops the list, of course.
In addition to the Christy Walsh Family collection of rare photos already announced, Memory Lane has revealed the rest of the detail on its Winter Auction, which include the Gary Hughes Collection of cards, unopened wax boxes, high-grade singles and plenty of Babe Ruth memorabilia.
Modern cards aren’t thought to bring values their vintage counterparts bring, but all that has changed with third-party grading. Gem Mint cards are being scooped up by the high-rollers at skyrocketing prices.
Grey Flannel’s Summer Games auction is live, ending June 18, with some great items that include Mickey Mantle’s farewell speech notes, a signed Murderer’s Row team photo, Michael Jordan’s signed shoes and much more.
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.