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Ali-Liston Gloves, Ruth Bat and Koufax Jersey Add to Record $9.8+ Million Heritage Sports Auction Ali-Liston Gloves, Ruth Bat and Koufax Jersey Add to Record $9.8+ Million Heritage Sports Auction(0)

Rarity and desirability was the name of the game on Saturday night, Feb. 21, 2015 at Heritage Auctions’ New York “Platinum Night” sports auction, as more than $9.8 million worth of the world’s most extraordinary sports memorabilia changed hands inside the Fletcher-Sinclair Mansion while snow blasted Manhattan outside. Read More

Gloves From Ali-Liston II in 1965B ring $956,000 at Heritage Auction Gloves From Ali-Liston II in 1965B ring $956,000 at Heritage Auction(0)

The gloves worn by both Muhammad Ali and Sonny Liston in the famous May 25, 1965 “Phantom Punch” bout in Lewiston, ME, the most controversial sports event in history – and a moment that perfectly encapsulates the turmoil and change of the mid-1960s America –sold as a set on Feb. 21, 2015, for $956,000 in Heritage Auctions’ Platinum Night sports auction in New York. Read More

Goldin Auctions 2015 Winter Auction Nets $2.65 Million in Sales Goldin Auctions 2015 Winter Auction Nets $2.65 Million in Sales(0)

A treasure trove of memorabilia from some of the biggest names in sports, entertainment, politics and American history sold for $2.65 million late Saturday night in the Goldin Auctions 2015 Winter Auction at www.GoldinAuctions.com. Read More

Red Pollard’s Seabiscuit Saddle Sells for $104,260 at Lelands.com Red Pollard’s Seabiscuit Saddle Sells for $104,260 at Lelands.com(0)

Seabiscuit jockey Red Pollard’s race-worn saddle, which he wore upon the back of the famed champion racehorse, sold for $104,260, and horseshoes worn by Seabiscuit during his 1938 Match Race victory over Triple Crown winner War Admiral and from his famed 1940 Santa Anita Handicap win garnered $35,311 in the Lelands.com Vintage Sports 2014 Catalog Auction, which closed Jan. 16. The complete 28-lot collection of Seabiscuit memorabilia offered in the auction brought total prices realized of nearly $200,000. Read More

Vintage Cards Set Records In Memory Lane Auction Vintage Cards Set Records In Memory Lane Auction(0)

The hobby’s first major catalog auction of 2015 came to a close early Sunday when, Memory Lane’s Past and Present auction closed with hundreds of top end sports cards and collectibles changing hands.  With the 19.5% buyer’s premium, total sales reached $1,514,386. Read More

2014’s 10 Most Expensive Pieces Of Memorabilia Sold At Auction 2014’s 10 Most Expensive Pieces Of Memorabilia Sold At Auction(0)

From contracts to cards, Wagner to Ali, 2014 had its share of high-end memorabilia and sports cards. The auction industry has no signs of slowing down and 2015 should shape up to be another record setting year! The top ten items sold at auction during 2014 include: Read More

Results: Babe Ruth’s 1934 Tour of Japan Cap Sells for $303,277 in Grey Flannel Winter Auction Results: Babe Ruth’s 1934 Tour of Japan Cap Sells for $303,277 in Grey Flannel Winter Auction(0)

A new chapter was added to the legend of Babe Ruth during the early morning hours of December 18th. Grey Flannel Auctions sold the baseball cap the immortal slugger wore during the historic 1934 US All-Star Tour of Japan for $303,277. Read More

Mile High Card Company Achieves Record-Shattering Results in  December 2014 Auction Mile High Card Company Achieves Record-Shattering Results in December 2014 Auction(0)

Mile High Card Company has successfully wrapped up an event-filled 2014 with its Premium catalog auction on December 3, 2014, which delivered tremendous results and included many record prices realized. As has become customary for MHCC over the past few years, the auction offered a smaller lot size with select higher-level items. Said President and CEO Brian Drent, “We’re always excited to end the year with a special event that features some of the best material in the hobby. Our consignors and bidders expect and demand nothing less, and we wouldn’t have it any other way!” Read More

Wagner Card Earns Top Bid in SCP Auctions’ Fall Premier Wagner Card Earns Top Bid in SCP Auctions’ Fall Premier(0)

The “Chesapeake Wagner,” a recently unearthed 1909 Honus Wagner T206 card from a private collector living in the northeast, sold for $403,664 in SCP Auctions’ Fall Premier which concluded early Sunday. The sale of this particular Wagner card, which received a PSA1 designation in August, only helps to maintain the mystique of the former Pittsburgh Pirates shortstop’s tobacco-issue artifact as the “Holy Grail” of sports trading cards. In total, the auction of more than 1,150 sports memorabilia items brought in $3.9 million. Read More

Game Worn Football Jerseys Pace $7.15+ Million November Heritage Sports Auction Game Worn Football Jerseys Pace $7.15+ Million November Heritage Sports Auction(0)

With the final days of the 2014 auction season rapidly ticking away, Heritage Sports Collectibles assured that it would defend its title as the hobby’s auction leader with a $7.15+ million total in its Nov. 6-8 auction, lifting Heritage Sports’ annual tally to $30 million. Read More

Goldin Auctions October Legends Auction Records Nearly $3 Million in Sales Goldin Auctions October Legends Auction Records Nearly $3 Million in Sales(0)

The thrilling 2014 World Series must have sparked excitement among sports memorabilia collectors, as the Goldin Auctions October Legends Auction, which closed on November 1, recorded nearly $3 million in sales from almost 11,000 bids. Read More

SCP Auctions Sells Lou Gehrig’s 1928 Yankees World Champions Wristwatch For $340,000 SCP Auctions Sells Lou Gehrig’s 1928 Yankees World Champions Wristwatch For $340,000(0)

Lou Gehrig’s 1928 New York Yankees World Champions wristwatch sold for $340,000 on Monday, the day after SCP Auctions’ “Mid-Summer Classic” online auction came to a close. The wristwatch, which was the headliner in SCP’s just-closed event, turned out to be too alluring for the highest bidder to pass up. Read More

Helms Athletic Foundation/LA84 Collection  Sets The Pace In SCP Auctions ‘Mid-Summer Classic’ Helms Athletic Foundation/LA84 Collection Sets The Pace In SCP Auctions ‘Mid-Summer Classic’(0)

The esteemed Helms Athletic Foundation/LA84 Collection of 267 sports artifacts from America’s first true sports museum brought in $1,104,017to highlight the bidding wars in SCP Auctions’ 2014 Mid-Summer Classic which concluded early Sunday. The proceeds from the sale of sold items from the Helms/LA84 Collection will go toward advancing the work of the LA84 Foundation (www.LA84.org), a non-profit that funds youth sports in southern California. The top lot from the Helms/LA84 Collection was the prestigious John Moores Trophy, a sterling silver masterpiece that was established in 1938 to recognize the World’s Amateur Baseball Championship, which went for $195,072. In total, the auction of 850 sports memorabilia lots brought in a combined $2.9 million.  Read More

Ruth Cards, High Grade Hornung Rookie Lead $2.2 Million Memory Lane Auction Ruth Cards, High Grade Hornung Rookie Lead $2.2 Million Memory Lane Auction(0)

Three vintage Babe Ruth cards sold for a combined $222,270 in Memory Lane’s Summer Rarities Auction which closed early Sunday morning but there were plenty of other noteworthy sales. Read More

Muhammad Ali and Lou Gehrig Lead $4.5+ Million Heritage Sports Platinum Night Auction Muhammad Ali and Lou Gehrig Lead $4.5+ Million Heritage Sports Platinum Night Auction(0)

The gloves that Muhammad Ali wore in 1971 in his first of three Heavyweight Title fights with “Smokin’” Joe Frazier – a bout that lived up to its billing as “The Fight of the Century” – realized $388,375 to take the top spot among the sports treasures offered in Heritage Auctions’ $4.5+ million  Platinum Night Sports Auction, held at the Cleveland House of Blues, in conjunction with the National Sports Collectors Convention in Cleveland. Read More

Record Setting Babe Ruth 100th Anniversary Auctions Nets $5.3 Million Record Setting Babe Ruth 100th Anniversary Auctions Nets $5.3 Million(0)

When the Goldin Auctions Babe Ruth 100th Anniversary Auction, closed this weekend, to nobody’s surprise, the player who set more records than anyone in baseball history, also set numerous records for Goldin Auctions. Collectors spent $5.3 million and placed more than 13,000 bids on 1,300 lots of memorabilia in the live auction on July 12 in Baltimore and the online auction which closed in the early morning hours on July 19, at www.GoldinAuctions.com. Read More

1918 Babe Ruth Contract Sells for Record $1.02 Mllion 1918 Babe Ruth Contract Sells for Record $1.02 Mllion(0)

One hundred years after Babe Ruth made his MLB debut, Goldin Auctions and the Babe Ruth Birthplace & Sports Museum made history by hosting the largest auction of Babe Ruth memorabilia in the Goldin Auctions Babe Ruth 100thAnniversary Auction on July 12, at the Sports Legends Museum in Baltimore. Among the 100+ lots of memorabilia, that grossed a combined $3.6 million, was Ruth’s 1918 players contract which sold for a remarkable $1.02 million – a record sale price for a contract and even more than the famed Babe Ruth Sale to the Yankees document. Read More

Pre-War Rarities Top Goodwin Auction Pre-War Rarities Top Goodwin Auction(0)

It was a case of “the older the better” early Saturday morning as Goodwin & Company’s latest Masterpieces and Uncommon Common auction came to a close.  Numerous cards dating back 100 years or more brought the biggest prices including a rare 19th century cabinet card and a possibly one-of-a-kind version of a 1910 Ty Cobb issue. Read More

Goudey Lajoie, High Grade T206 Cobb Top I Own It Now Sale Goudey Lajoie, High Grade T206 Cobb Top I Own It Now Sale(0)

Rare and high grade vintage baseball cards including one of the hobby’s most sought after pre-War issues, changed hands in Memory Lane’s latest I Own It Now catalog. Read More

Astronaut Sells Apollo 15 Hand Controller for More Than $610,000 at Auction Astronaut Sells Apollo 15 Hand Controller for More Than $610,000 at Auction(0)

A hand controller used by Dave Scott during the Apollo 15 mission to land on the Moon’s surface sold for $610,063, on Thursday evening, according to Massachusetts based, RR Auction. Commander Dave Scott employed the rotational hand controller to safely bring the Lunar Module Falcon safely down on the Moon’s surface in 1971. Read More

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