Hunt Auctions sold an authentic Ty Cobb Hillerich & Bradsby baseball bat for $253,000 July 10, 2012, in Kansas City, Mo. Read More +
During the last three years former tennis coach Dan G. White has spent more than $15,000 collecting vintage wood tennis rackets. Serious collectors can spend half a lifetime collecting photo decal rackets and White has 40 in his collection alone. He shares what to look for and how to collect the best vintage wooden tennis rackets. Read More +
Robert Edward’s record-setting May 12, 2012 saw 177 lots bring for $10,000 or more, including a Babe Ruth rookie baseball card selling for $142,200 and a T206 Wagner selling for $651,750. Read More +
An aggressive bidder from New York bought an actual 1996 New York Yankees World Series ring once owned by former ballplayer Rey Quinones for $15,600 on March 25, 2012 at Tim’s Auctions of Bristol, Conn. Admittance to the auction came in the form of a suggested $10 donation to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Tim’s has raised more than $45,000 for the charity against a goal to reach $50,000 in 2012, St. Jude’s 50th year. Read More +
PSAcard.com is removing the pay wall to its PSA Population Report and Sports Market Report (SMR) Online Price Guide, making it available free to everyone. The subscription previously cost $39.95 a year. Read More +
“The bottom line is that service and value will always sell, and Heritage specializes in the very best of both,” said Greg Rohan, President of Heritage Auctions in regards to the firm’s record $806 million in gross sales. U.S. Coins continue to be the backbone of the company with the category registering an impressive $196 million auction total. Vintage Comics and Comic Art bore direct witness to the evolution of the category into a true investment quality asset, posting north of $26 million, a 13 percent improvement over 2010, which had already set the record for any auction house. Read More +
Legendary Auctions, a premier sports memorabilia auction house, announces it has been selected to handle the sale of the sports cards and sports memorabilia items in the celebrated, multi-million-dollar Dreier collection. Read More +
An autographed Virginia Squires ABA road jersey game worn in 1972-73 by Julius “Dr. J” Erving smashed through the existing record for a basketball jersey at auction in Grey Flannel’s May 11, 2011 sale with a final bid of $190,414.
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"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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The strength of the high-end baseball card and memorabilia market dazzled collectors at Robert Edward’s record-setting May 7, 2011 auction. An astounding 179 lots sold for $10,000 or more. The stunning prices on all 19th and early 20th century baseball cards and memorabilia precisely totaled a staggering $9.5 million across 1743 lots. The average lot sold for $5,472. A Lou Gehrig jersey and a Lou Gehrig bat sold for $329,000 and $176,250 respectively – both records for these items.
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