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Early American History and First Edition Fiction Top Heritage’s Near-Sellout Rare Book Auction Early American History and First Edition Fiction Top Heritage’s Near-Sellout Rare Book Auction(0)

Rare early American texts with rock-solid provenance lead Heritage Auctions’ $1.2+ million Rare Books Auction, as a copy of The Federalist, previously owned by New York Post founder Samuel Boyd, sold for $175,000. The auction came in at an astounding 134 percent above expectations and had a sell-through rate of 97 percent. Read More

Heritage Auctions Summer Platinum Night Auction commands $13.67+ Million Heritage Auctions Summer Platinum Night Auction commands $13.67+ Million(0)

Heritage Auctions’ Platinum Night reconfirmed its status as the hobby’s elite luxury brand this past weekend, posting 20 lots that surpassed $100,000+ as well as a single, staggering seven-figure sum for the Charles Conlon Photographic Archive, which gained steam with a pre-auction New York Times feature article to rocket to a final sale price of $1,792,500. Read More

Conlon Baseball Photographic Archive Sells for $1.79+ Million at Heritage Auctions Conlon Baseball Photographic Archive Sells for $1.79+ Million at Heritage Auctions(0)

The Charles Conlon Baseball Photographic Archive –considered the most important archive of its kind – sold for $1,792,500 at a public auction of sports collectibles on Aug. 27, 2016 at Heritage Auctions in Dallas. The trove of 7,462 original negatives, many only surviving on glass plates, holds iconic portraits of baseball’s greatest players, from Ty Cobb to Babe Ruth to Lou Gehrig to Joe DiMaggio. Read More

1952 Topps Set #10 on PSA Set Registry Breaks $382,000 in Loaded Mile High Card Company August 2016 Auction 1952 Topps Set #10 on PSA Set Registry Breaks $382,000 in Loaded Mile High Card Company August 2016 Auction(0)

Smaller in size than the traditional Mile High Card Company auction, MHCC’s August event provided plenty of elite star power to confirm their reputation as the industry leader in the sports card and memorabilia market. Leading the way was a 1952 Topps baseball card set ranked #10 on the PSA Set Registry, sold in individual lots that totaled $382,741. “While the totals on the 1952 Topps cards were impressive, they weren’t as surprising as many other items. We expected this to be a particularly strong event and our expectations were greatly exceeded,” said MHCC President and CEO Brian Drent. Read More

Topps Gretzky Rookie Card Sets Record Pace In Memory Lane Summer Auction Topps Gretzky Rookie Card Sets Record Pace In Memory Lane Summer Auction(0)

One of only two PSA 10 Topps Wayne Gretzky rookie cards and the first ever to come to public auction sold for $200,976 early Sunday morning as Memory Lane brought the curtain down on its summer auction. The chance to own the most popular hockey card ever made—in the highest grade possible–generated 175 bids, many coming in during the final hours of the auction.  The price for the Gretzky card was one of numerous records set in the 19-day catalog event. In all, the auction totaled over $3 million including the buyer’s premiums. Read More

Highest Graded Jackson Rookie Card Fetches Top Bid in $5.1 Million SCP Auctions Online Auction Highest Graded Jackson Rookie Card Fetches Top Bid in $5.1 Million SCP Auctions Online Auction(0)

A pair of iconic pre-war baseball cards led the bidding in SCP Auctions’ 2016 Mid-Summer Classic online auction, which concluded early Sunday morning. The top card, which sold for an astounding $667,189, is one of just two examples of the legendary 1909 E90-1 Joe Jackson American Caramel card graded NM-MT 8 by third-party authenticator PSA Cards with none graded higher. Jackson’s E90-1 representation is one of just a handful of Joe Jackson cards issued during his playing days and is indisputably recognized as his rookie card. The second card, a 1909-11 T206 tobacco issue of Detroit Tigers Hall of Fame center fielder Ty Cobb, is one of the hobby’s finest of “The Georgia Peach” from the most celebrated card set of the era issued at the peak of Cobb’s dominance. The beautifully preserved card, which received a grade of “Mint 9” from PSA Cards, sold for $488,425. Read More

Goldin Auctions Summer Auction Nets $5.8 Million on 1,500 Lots of Memorabilia Goldin Auctions Summer Auction Nets $5.8 Million on 1,500 Lots of Memorabilia(0)

Just a week after selling a Wayne Gretzky rookie card for $465,000 in its live auction in Atlanta City, NJ, Goldin Auctions sold Muhammad Ali’s boxing gloves from his epic 1971 fight with Joe Frazier for $606,375 on Saturday night during the Goldin Auctions Summer Catalog Auction at www.GoldinAuctions.com. In all the 1,500 lots of memorabilia that sold at the combined live and catalog auction generated $5.8 million in sales. Read More

Goldin Auctions Live Auction Tallies $3.1 Million in Sales Goldin Auctions Live Auction Tallies $3.1 Million in Sales(0)

It was a record setting night at The National Sports Collector’s Convention as bidders both in the Atlantic City, NJ hotel ballroom and online via www.GoldinAuctions.com  spent over $3.1 million on 90+ items of sports memorabilia in the Goldin Auctions 2016 Premium Live Auction on August 4. As expected Lot #25 the O-Pee-Chee #18 Wayne Gretzky Rookie Card PSA Graded GEM MT 10 established a new standard for hockey trading cards by selling for $465,000 — more than five times the previous record of $94,000 that the card last sold for. Not to be outdone, Lot #38 Babe Ruth’s 1935 Contract with the Boston Braves sold for a whopping $360,000. Read More

PWCC Auctions Sells Michael Jordan PSA 10 Fleer Rookie For  Record $43,700 PWCC Auctions Sells Michael Jordan PSA 10 Fleer Rookie For Record $43,700(0)

Michael Jordan rookie cards are on fire!  Prices have more than doubled in the past 12 months and now PWCC auctions has set another record for this popular card.  Tuesday night, a PSA 10 1986-87 Fleer Michael Jordan card was purchased in a PWCC auction for  $43,700.   PWCC Auctions current 2016 Premiere Auction #5 is in progress and ends each June 19 – July 7, 2016.   View and bid on the LIVE PWCC auction on eBay. There are thousands of High-End Lots, Spanning all Sports and Genres. Highlights and Closing days for specific lots and items are as follows: Read More

Classic Auctions Spring 2016 Auction Highlights and Results Classic Auctions Spring 2016 Auction Highlights and Results(0)

Classic Auctions Spring 2016 Auction closed with a huge push and finished with an astounding total of $1,320,097 realized! This auction featured some remarkable items, and here is a quick rundown of some of the highlights! Read More

Heritage Historical News: May Space Exploration Auction Out of This World Results Heritage Historical News: May Space Exploration Auction Out of This World Results(0)

With Post-Auction Buys just ended, we can now give the final report on our recent Space Exploration Auction #6158. Total sales were $802,450 with 357 of 361 lots sold for a sell-through rate of 99% both by dollar and lot. The “star” of the show was the historic lot shown on the front cover of the catalog, the Apollo 11 Lunar Module Flown LM G and N Dictionary Lunar Module Landing Sequence Pages that were used by Neil Armstrong to land Eagle on the moon. Several bidders competed for this prize and one of them won it for $175,000. Read More

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

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