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SGC Prices Soar to New Heights In Robert Edward Auctions SGC Prices Soar to New Heights In Robert Edward Auctions(0)

Over the last year, Sportscard Guaranty (SGC) graded card values have risen dramatically. That upward trend continued in the Spring 2016 Robert Edward Auction (REA) that closed April 30th. “This auction demonstrated collectors’ tremendous confidence in SGC as the top three highest-grossing lots in our auction were all SGC graded and transacted at record-setting prices, including $444,000 for a T206 Honus Wagner in Poor condition,” said REA President Brian Dwyer. Read More

Heritage Rewrites Hobby Record Books in $11 Million Sports Collectibles Catalog Auction Heritage Rewrites Hobby Record Books in $11 Million Sports Collectibles Catalog Auction(0)

In the early morning hours of May 15, 2016, Heritage Auctions became the only auction house to produce an eight-figure sports collectibles auction in 2016 as its May 12-14, 2016 Sports Collectibles Catalog Auction closed, concluding a three-day event that commanded $11 million in total prices realized. Read More

Historic Barnum & Bailey Circus Relic Headlines Strong Heritage Americana Auction Historic Barnum & Bailey Circus Relic Headlines Strong Heritage Americana Auction(0)

Twenty-eight feet in length and weighing some 13,000 pounds, Barnum & Bailey’s “Two Hemispheres” Circus Wagon once required a team of 40 horses when it debuted in the grand parade welcoming the Greatest Show on Earth home from a triumphant five year world tour. On Saturday, May 14, 2016, it took a winning bid of $250,000 for the famed relic to find a new home after it crossed the block in Heritage Auctions’ spring Americana & Political Auction in Dallas. Read More

Mile High Card Company May Action Obliterates Previous Record Prices Mile High Card Company May Action Obliterates Previous Record Prices(0)

Mile High Card Company’s May Auction closed to spectacular results in the wee hours of the morning, bringing in total sales just short of two million dollars while erasing many records by doubling and even tripling previous landmark prices. “We expected the ’52 Mantle to completely destroy the record, but even with a high level of optimism leading up to the auction, we were blown away by the results. Our exclusive list of world-class collectors is the best in the business and they proved it again today,” said MHCC President and CEO Brian Drent. Read More

24 Price Records Fall in Memory Lane Auction 24 Price Records Fall in Memory Lane Auction(0)

The current appetite for high-grade vintage sports cards appears insatiable. With bids flying well into the wee hours of Sunday morning after a scheduled Saturday night close, Memory Lane’s Spring Rarities Auction ended with two dozen record prices set as well as a new company record for total sales. Read More

Goldin Auctions Spring Auction Tallies $4.6 Million in Sales Goldin Auctions Spring Auction Tallies $4.6 Million in Sales(0)

The online portion of the Goldin Auctions Spring Auction closed this weekend generating $1.7 million in sales. Combined with the record breaking live auction held on April 30 at the New York Yankees Steak House, the 1,400+ lots of memorabilia sold for a whopping $4.6 million. Read More

Wagner, Ruth, Mantle Top Sellers at Robert Edward Auctions Spring 2016 Auction Wagner, Ruth, Mantle Top Sellers at Robert Edward Auctions Spring 2016 Auction(0)

A low-grade copy of the hobby’s most recognizable baseball card sold for $444,000 early Sunday as Robert Edward Auctions wrapped up its Spring 2016 catalog auction.   The auction tallied $7.95 million as 706 different buyers walked away with one item or more. The auction featured 136 items that hammered down at more than $10,000. Five items cracked six figures.   Read More

Goldin Auctions Live Auction Sets Records and Nets $2.9 Million in Sales Goldin Auctions Live Auction Sets Records and Nets $2.9 Million in Sales(0)

The 2016 Goldin Auctions April Premium Live Auction set several new sales records as the 73 items sold for more than $2.9 million this Saturday night at the New York Yankees Steak House in New York City. The auction total will increase dramatically this week as Goldin Auctions offers an additional 1,100+ lots in a corresponding online auction through May 7 at www.GoldinAuctions.com. Additionally, Goldin Auctions is currently accepting consignments for its next live auction on Thursday, August 4, 2016 during the National Sports Collectors Convention in Atlantic City, NJ. Read More

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 identified as Daniel Lucius “Doc” Adams, who was then serving as President of the New York Knickerbockers Base Ball Club. Read More

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. Read More

Mike Piazza’s Famous 9/11 Jersey Fetches $365K in Private Sale Via Goldin Auctions Mike Piazza’s Famous 9/11 Jersey Fetches $365K in Private Sale Via Goldin Auctions(0)

Mike Piazza’s post-9/11 home run jersey will have a permanent home in New York. A trio of Mets fans, including Anthony Scaramucci founder and managing partner of SkyBridge Capital, Tony Lauto a retired Wall Street executive and an anonymous third party signed an agreement today to purchase the jersey in a private sale from Goldin Auctions for a record price of $365,000. The previous high price paid for a modern-day jersey was $303,277 for Kirk Gibson’s 1988 World Series jersey worn when he homered off Dennis Eckersley. Read More

A Spellbinding $394,000 for J.K. Rowling’s Chair Sold at Heritage Auctions Historical A Spellbinding $394,000 for J.K. Rowling’s Chair Sold at Heritage Auctions Historical(0)

The chair used by author J.K. Rowling while she wrote the first two Harry Potter booksHarry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone and Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets – sold for a spellbinding $394,000 – eight times it’s opening bid –  at a public auction of rare books held April 6, 2016 by Heritage Auctions at the Waldorf-Astoria hotel in New York. The winning bidder wanted to remain anonymous. Read More

Rare Weil Baking Ruth Rookie Brings Big Price In Memory Lane Sale Rare Weil Baking Ruth Rookie Brings Big Price In Memory Lane Sale(0)

One of a small number of 1916 Babe Ruth rookie cards with Weil Baking Company advertising on the back topped the sales list in Memory Lane Inc.’s recently completed I Own It Now catalog. Read More

Found for $10: Texas A&M University Buys Early Map of Texas and letter for $10,500 Found for $10: Texas A&M University Buys Early Map of Texas and letter for $10,500(0)

A rare and early map of Texas and related historical documents once owned by surveyor James M. Manning – discovered buried in a box of ragtime sheet music purchased for only $10 at an Indiana estate sale decades ago – sold for a combined $10,500 Saturday, March 12 at an annual Texas history auction held by Dallas-based Heritage Auctions. Read More

1955 Clemente Rookie Brings Record $478,000 in Heritage’s $9.3+ million New York Platinum Night 1955 Clemente Rookie Brings Record $478,000 in Heritage’s $9.3+ million New York Platinum Night(0)

A 1955 Topps Roberto Clemente rookie baseball card, graded PSA Mint 9, stunned the baseball card collecting hobby on Saturday night, Feb. 20, 2016, when it realized a world record price of $478,000, amidst spirited bidding, in Heritage Auctions’ $9.3+ million Feb. 20-21, 2016 Platinum Night Sports event in New YorkRead More

Goldin Auctions Winter Auction Tallies $2.6 Million in Sales Goldin Auctions Winter Auction Tallies $2.6 Million in Sales(0)

The 2016 Goldin Auctions Winter Auction closed this weekend selling $2.6 million worth of memorabilia from more than 1,000 lots of rare and high-profile items from such sport and historical figures such as Michael Jordan, Barry Larkin, President John F. Kennedy, and Mickey Mantle. Read More

5 Unforgettable Super Bowl Rings That Sold For Sky-High Prices at Auction 5 Unforgettable Super Bowl Rings That Sold For Sky-High Prices at Auction(0)

Any NFL player will tell you the ultimate prize in pro football is a Super Bowl ring. But the hefty hunks of 10K gold emblazoned with diamonds and iconic team imagery are not easily won. They’re even harder to obtain if you’re a collector of sports memorabilia. Almost always, if a Super Bowl ring is to be sold, it ends up at auction, where it’s likely to make the most money. Here are 5 Super Bowl rings whose auction prices made headlines: Read More

Strong Prices Prevail in Mile High Card Company January 2016 Auction Strong Prices Prevail in Mile High Card Company January 2016 Auction(0)

Mile High Card Company’s Elite January Auction opened to heavy bidding on January 4th, and with sustained traffic leading right up to the close on January 21st, once again rewrote the record books and set new standards for the industry. Read More

New World Records by Lelands.com New World Records by Lelands.com(0)

The 1985 Kentucky Derby Owner’s Trophy sold for a record $188,305, and Jackie Robinson’s original 1962 Baseball Hall of Fame Induction Plaque garnered $72,600 in the Lelands.com Traditions Vintage Sports Auction, which closed Jan. 8. Read More

Mantle Cards Crush Records in Memory Lane Inc Auction Mantle Cards Crush Records in Memory Lane Inc Auction(0)

Highlighted by an ultra-high grade run of Mickey Mantle cards, Memory Lane’s Winter Classic Auction tallied over $2.1 million and set several hobby records when bidding wrapped up early Sunday morning. Read More

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