Jaw-dropping vintage celebrity and sports memorabilia offered Aug. 4, 2011 during Chicago’s National Sports Show

"Shoeless Joe" Jackson’s "Black Betsy" bat, Bobby Jones’ personal Augusta National Green Jacket, 1908 Cy Young Boston Red Sox Uniform, a 1952 baseball signed by both Joe DiMaggio and Marilyn Monroe – all are major highlights in Heritage’s Aug. 4, 2011 sports memorabilia auction taking place during the Chicago National Sports Show. The jaw-dropping gathering of important sports memorabilia is expected to be led by Lou Gehrig’s 1934 Tour of Japan game worn uniform, straight from The Lou Gehrig Collection, which could sell for an astounding $300,000.
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Newly discovered vintage Robert Crumb sketches offered in March 4 sale

A recently discovered diary/sketchbook from counterculture cartoonist Robert Crumb is just one of hundreds of quality, fresh-to-the-market lots in a rainbow of categories will cross the block the weekend of Mar. 4-6. The sale also feature a group of a dozen original Star Wars figures and a nice collection of cast-iron still banks and toys including Arcade, Hubley and Kenton.
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Guess which celebs’ sigs are faked: Elvis Presley, Babe Ruth top 2010’s list of most dangerous celebrity autographs

Buyers beware: many alleged Babe Ruth autographs are bogus and many purported Elvis Presley signatures should be marked "return to sender." More than half of the signatures of some famous sports, historical and entertainment figures submitted in 2010 to PSA/DNA Authentication Services of Santa Ana, Calif., were judged to be fakes. You may be surprised to learn which celebs’ autographs are the most likely to be faked.
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Kentucky Derby winner’s blanket marks new sports collectible debut

The official white fleece winner’s blanket worn by Big Brown in the 2008 (134th) Kentucky Derby sold Dec, 9 for $3,630 in an online auction held by Grey Flannel Auctions. Auctioneer Richard Russek said the one of a kind historical item marks a brand new collecting area for sports fans since blankets worn by prize-winning horses are much rarer than modern-era baseball jerseys. "While a baseball player might wear many hundreds of jerseys in his career, a thoroughbred horse runs in only so many races, and there are only so many blankets or halters per race." Read More +