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Mantle Cards Set More Marks in Memory Lane Auction Mantle Cards Set More Marks in Memory Lane Auction(0)

The previous record price for a 1952 Topps Mickey Mantle in near mint condition wasn’t just surpassed early Sunday morning. It was destroyed. Memory Lane sold the PSA 7 graded example of the most popular post-War baseball card ever made in its Summer Break Auction and when the dust settled, the final tally was $99,185, including the 19.5% buyer’s premium. Read More

Love of The Game Auctions Sells Gehrig Bat Sells for $436,970 Love of The Game Auctions Sells Gehrig Bat Sells for $436,970(0)

Once used as a weapon to ward off potential intruders, a previously unknown Lou Gehrig Hanna Batrite model game bat sold at auction early Sunday morning for a record-setting price.  Love of the Game Auctions offered the bat in its catalog sale after it was consigned earlier this year.  The bat was recently matched to a photo that shows the Yankee great holding it outside the batting cage at Comiskey Park in 1930, a discovery which likely led to its final realized price of $436,970.  Read full story at Sports Collectors Daily here.

Wilt Chamberlain Rookie Jersey Coming to Auction at SCP Auctions Wilt Chamberlain Rookie Jersey Coming to Auction at SCP Auctions(0)

A Philadelphia Warriors uniform worn by Wilt Chamberlain during his 1959-60 rookie season will be going on the auction block later this fall.  SCP Auctions showed off the jersey and trunks at the National Sports Collectors Convention in Chicago this week.  Originating in Chamberlain’s own collection, the uniform has been in the hands of a private collector for many years, according to president David Kohler, who believes it could set an auction record for game-worn NBA memorabilia.  Read more here at Sports Collectors Daily.

1887 Four Base Hits Clarkson Found in Pages of Old Bible Sells for $95,600 1887 Four Base Hits Clarkson Found in Pages of Old Bible Sells for $95,600(0)

A freebie for smokers in 1887, but now a valuable and rare collectible with a great story to tell, a newly discovered Four Base Hits John Clarkson has sold at auction for $95,600 in the Huggins & Scott Auction last week.  The price, which included a 19.5% buyer’s premium, beat the pre-sale estimate of $50,000-$75,000.  Huggins and Scott Auctions revealed the discovery of  the card and its consignment to auction last month, a story that played out over an entire year.  Read full story here on Sports Collectors Daily.   (Written by Rich Mueller of Sports Collectors Daily).

1922 Ruth Suspension Photo Headlines RMY Auction – Ends Feb. 15th 1922 Ruth Suspension Photo Headlines RMY Auction – Ends Feb. 15th(0)

He was the talk of the sports world in the fall of 1921 after belting 59 home runs and leading the Yankees to the World Series. Babe Ruth and a few of his Yankees teammates tried to take advantage of their popularity by going on a barnstorming tour of the Northeast after the Series but that was a no-no.  In its newly launched February event, RMY Auctions is offering a never before seen 6 ½” x 8 ½” photo of Ruth during his downtime. Read full story at Sports Collectors Daily here.  (Written by Rich Mueller).

Ruth Items on Display from Memory Lane Inc. at Long Beach Expo Ruth Items on Display from Memory Lane Inc. at Long Beach Expo(0)

(Written Rich Mueller of Sports Collectors Daily) – More than 50 historic items related to Babe Ruth will be on display at the Long Beach Coin, Currency, Stamp & Sports Collectible Expo, September 4 – 6.  The display, which was also part of this year’s National Sports Collectors Convention in Cleveland, is sponsored by Memory Lane and will include signed letters, photographs, a 1927 souvenir program book, a 1932 Ruth game-used bat, high-grade Ruth 1933 Goudey cards and dozens of other significant Ruth memorabilia.   Read full story here.

Autographs from Hall’s First Induction Class Up for Bid Autographs from Hall’s First Induction Class Up for Bid(0)

(Written by Rich Mueller of Sports Collectors Daily) – It must have been quite a party for little Cooperstown, NY.  Seventy-five years ago this summer, the upstate village honored the first inductees into the brand new Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum and invited all of the new living members to come.  Babe Ruth, Ty Cobb, Honus Wagner, Walter Johnson and others did show up, dressed in their best suits.  At the little post office across the street from the Hall, workers were busy hand cancelling stamps placed on special envelopes created to mark the occasion. Read More

Cobb, Young, Wagner, Mantle Highlight New Just Collect Auction Cobb, Young, Wagner, Mantle Highlight New Just Collect Auction(0)

(By Rich Mueller of Sports Collectors Daily) – Dozens of rare and high grade vintage cards, including a 1952 Topps Mickey Mantle, T206 Cy Young and 1915 Cracker Jack Ty Cobb are being offered at auction this week as Just Collect brings some of its major recent purchases to market.  The company’s auction runs through Sunday night on eBay, with bidding now underway. (Read full story on Sports Collectors Daily here.)

Video: Memory Lane’s Babe Ruth Memorabilia Exhibit at 2014 NSCC a Huge Hit Video: Memory Lane’s Babe Ruth Memorabilia Exhibit at 2014 NSCC a Huge Hit(0)

A special exhibit of Babe Ruth autographs and memorabilia is among the first things collectors saw who enter the 2014 National Sports Collectors Convention.  Memory Lane hosted the exhibit of valuable Babe Ruth memorabilia at the National. Read More

Video: Pifer and Becker Cabinets from Cy Young’s personal collection Video: Pifer and Becker Cabinets from Cy Young’s personal collection(0)

Incredible collection of seven 1893 Cleveland Spiders photos once owned by baseball great Cy Young. Set to be sold in August 2014 via SCP AuctionsRead More

Video: Vintage Sports Photos with RMY Auctions Video: Vintage Sports Photos with RMY Auctions(0)

Rhys Yeakley talks about his company, RMY Auctions and the blossoming market for vintage sports photographs and shows off some of the photos at their booth during the 2014 National Sports Collectors Convention. 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

Jim Brown’s ’64 Championship Ring, Williams Uniform, More in Lelands Auction Jim Brown’s ’64 Championship Ring, Williams Uniform, More in Lelands Auction(0)

Jim Brown’s 1964 NFL championship ring and an autographed 1954-55 Ted Williams uniform featuring a black armband honoring the tragic loss of Harry Agganis are among the memorable items up for bid in the new Lelands catalog auction. Read More

MEARS Offers Walter Payton Rookie Jersey in Current June  28th Auction MEARS Offers Walter Payton Rookie Jersey in Current June 28th Auction(0)

The current owner of the #34 home mesh Chicago Bears shirt originally obtained it from the personal collection of long time Chicago White Sox clubhouse man, “Chicken” Willie Thompson in the early 1980’s, according to MEARS.  It is now being offered to collectors for the first time in the MEARS June 28th Auction.  It’s the earliest known Payton jersey ever offered. Read More

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

A 1951 Bowman Mickey Mantle rookie card graded PSA 8 (NM/MT) sold for $49,568 in Memory Lane’s 2014 Spring Break Auction early Sunday morning, more than double the previous top price for the first ever card of the New York Yankees icon.  The auction wrapped up at 4:45 a.m. Eastern time after a flurry of late activity pushed several rookie cards, vintage unopened material and high end memorabilia to new heights. Total sales, including buyer’s premiums, were $1.65 million. Read More

1920 Photo Shows Slim, Trim Babe Ruth, Brand New Yankee 1920 Photo Shows Slim, Trim Babe Ruth, Brand New Yankee(0)

A rare photo of Babe Ruth just months after he joined the New York Yankees is among the featured items in RMY Auctions’ newest sale. The silver gelatin original black and white news photo pictures a slim trim Ruth posing at Yankee Stadium. RMY Auctions Vintage Photo of the Day has been rated Type I by PSA/DNA and carries a June 20, 1920 date stamp on the back. It’s one of hundreds of black and white original historic news, sports and entertainment Ruth photo 1920 backphotos up for bid through RMY Auctions, with bidding currently underway. Read full story at Sports Collectors Daily here.

Auction Preview: 1939 Lou Gehrig Letter to Mayo Clinic Doctor Coming to SCP Auction Auction Preview: 1939 Lou Gehrig Letter to Mayo Clinic Doctor Coming to SCP Auction(0)

(Written by Rich Mueller of Sports Collectors Daily) – It had been three months to the day since he walked into the Mayo Clinic. On September 13, 1939 Lou Gehrig sat down at his Larchmont, NY home and updated one of his newest friends on his health in a letter that would arrive in the final days of baseball’s regular season. Dr. Paul O’Leary knew the outlook wasn’t good but he was determined to see the famous and beloved player through as best he could. Read More

MEARS Auctions: Jim Brown Game Used Jersey Sells for $61,212 MEARS Auctions: Jim Brown Game Used Jersey Sells for $61,212(0)

A game-worn Jim Brown jersey sold for $61,212 over the weekend via MEARS Online Auctions.  The Milwaukee-based firm called the brown home model dating from the running back’s prime of 1962-63 “the finest Jim Brown Cleveland Browns jersey to have ever surfaced”.  It’s the second highest price ever paid for a game-worn Brown jersey.  Read full story at Sports Collectors Daily.

Jim Brown Game Used Jersey, Ruth Bat on Block at MEARS Jim Brown Game Used Jersey, Ruth Bat on Block at MEARS(0)

MEARS Online Auctions is offering what it calls “the finest Jim Brown Cleveland Browns jersey to have ever surfaced” and a Babe Ruth game model bat as part of its current sale. The auction includes over 1,000 items, ranging from historic game-used material to vintage sports cards and photographs – ends Feb. 1st. Read More

T206 Honus Wagner PSA 2 Sells for $657,200 at Lelands.com T206 Honus Wagner PSA 2 Sells for $657,200 at Lelands.com(0)

A T206 Honus Wagner baseball card graded PSA 2 brought $657,200, slightly more than the last Wagner sold at auction at the Lelands.com Fall 2013 Catalog Auction, which closed early Saturday.  The last PSA 2 Wagner sold via Robert Edward Auctions in 2012 for $651,750.  A few weeks before that, Memory Lane sold a different example for $654,500.  A PSA 1 sold via REA last spring for $402,900.00. Read More

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