1916 Sporting News Cards Shine in Memory Lane Auction

A 1916 Sporting News Babe Ruth card from a newly graded complete set topped Memory Lane’s “The Find” Auction early Sunday morning.  The card, part of a complete set consigned by a Midwestern family that had passed it through generations, sold for $89,250 including the buyer’s premium.  Graded PSA 5, the card features Ruth as a pitcher with the Boston Red Sox.  This variation was blank-backed.

Babe Ruth M101-5

Another card from the same set, featuring legendary athlete Jim Thorpe as a big league player and graded PSA 6, sold for $36,024.

Three other cards were sold separately and the remaining group of 195 cards brought $28,798.

Several Ruth items were offered in the auction, including a PSA 8 (NM/MT) graded single-signed baseball.  Signed just 11 days after Lou Gehrig’s famous “Luckiest Man’ speech at Yankee stadium in 1939, the ball brought $28,798.

Autographed Babe Ruth ball Memory Lane Auction

Another Ruth signed ball, this one with the extraordinary video provenance of the Babe signing it for the son of an Eastman Kodak employee who was testing an early home movie camera, sold for $14,378.

T206 collectors had a rare opportunity to bid on a T206 Eddie Plank graded PSA 5.  One of the hobby’s rarest cards, it sold for $107,110.

A highly sought after post-War card, the 1949 Leaf Satchel Paige,  was represented in the auction by a PSA 7 that sold for $25,462.

Among the other ‘finds’ consigned to the auction was a group of 1888 Scrapps die-cut cards, some of them in uncut panels of two and in virtually pristine condition.  Consigned to the auction by a family in central California, they were broken into lots and sold for more than $13,000 combined.

Several of the hobby’s highest graded sets were offered including the seventh rated 1934 Goudey set.  It brought $23,141.  The eighth best 1951 Bowman  football set, with an average grade of just over 8 (NM/MT), sold for $19,130 while a high grade 1955 Topps All American football set sold for $17,392.

A 1971 Roberto Clemente game bat, given to a friend during that year’s World Series, sold for $19,130.

Memory Lane wishes all of its customers and consignors a happy holiday season and a great 2013.  If you have vintage and rare sports cards and sports memorabilia to sell or consign, contact them today at 877.606.LANE (5263) or visit the company’s website www.memorylaneinc.com.

0 comments

Add your comment

Commenting is allowed only for registered users.

Other articlesgo to homepage

Memory Lane Inc in New York This Weekend April 29 – May 1, 2016

Memory Lane Inc in New York This Weekend April 29 – May 1, 2016(0)

 Memory Lane Inc is actively buying and accepting consignments for our upcoming sales and auctions. We are accepting sports cards and memorabilia, including graded cards, unopened wax, game used jerseys, and much more. Our Consignment deadline is approaching!  Visit Memory Lane Inc This Weekend in White Plains, NY – April 29 – May 1, 2016.

1857 Laws of Base Ball Documents Sell for $3.3 Million at SCP Auctions

1857 Laws of Base Ball Documents Sell for $3.3 Million at SCP Auctions(0)

Like a heavyweight prizefight, online bidders were trading blow for blow in hot pursuit of the historical 1857 “Laws of Base Ball” documents in SCP Auctions’ 2016 Spring Premier auction, which concluded early Sunday morning. Once the dust had settled, an eye-popping high bid of $3,263,246 secured the precious baseball pages whose author was recently

#1 Ranked Hank Aaron Card Collection Leads Off Memory Lane’s Spring Auction

#1 Ranked Hank Aaron Card Collection Leads Off Memory Lane’s Spring Auction(0)

The world’s top collection of mainstream Hank Aaron baseball cards is about to go on the auction block. Memory Lane Inc. will offer the group of 25 cards that encompass Aaron’s record-smashing career as part of its Spring Rarities Auction, set to open Saturday, April 23. The collection includes a PSA 9 Aaron rookie card

Heritage Smashes Multiple World Records in 1933 Goudey PSA Set Registry Auction

Heritage Smashes Multiple World Records in 1933 Goudey PSA Set Registry Auction(0)

The April 14, 2016 auction of the 1933 Goudey PSA Registry Set at Heritage Auctions proved itself to be a juggernaut, as prices soared – totaling more than $1.17 million in all and setting world record prices along the way – when the first great bubble gum baseball card set was offered to collectors.

Register: Memory Lane’s Spring 2016 Classic Rarities Auction Preview

Register: Memory Lane’s Spring 2016 Classic Rarities Auction Preview(0)

 Memory Lane Inc is actively buying and accepting consignments for our upcoming sales and auctions. See us this weekend and Visit Memory Lane Inc This Weekend in Boston, MA – April 15-17, 2016.  Preview items for the upcoming Spring 2016 Classic Rarities Auction on our web site starting April 19th and end on May 7th.  Preview, bid, view

read more

Auction Schedule

E-mail Newsletter Sign-Up

Sponsors

Contacts and information

Auction Report is the premier web site for news coverage and more on the best auction companies.

Social networks

Most popular categories

© 2016 Auction Report All rights reserved.