1937 Heisman Trophy Leads $3.3 Million Heritage Sports Memorabilia Auction

One of the most prestigious awards in American sports has a new owner today as Yale halfback Clint Frank’s 1937 Heisman Trophy commanded a winning bid of $312,000 in Heritage Auctions’ Oct. 18-19 Sports Collectibles Auction. Legendary Yankees took the silver and bronze medals in this event, as a 1932 Babe Ruth three-sheet movie poster and a 1941-42 Joe DiMaggio game used bat drew winning bids of $60,120 and $45,600 respectively.

“There were solid results across the board,” said Chris Ivy, Director of Sports Auctions for Heritage. “We saw some high-end items rocket past our pre-auction estimates, which bodes incredibly well for our upcoming winter Platinum Night auction to launch the 2019 auction season.

Game worn jerseys indicated that the gridiron remains a bull market as a 1970s jersey from Dick Butkus sold for $43,200 and Mark Gastineau ended at $15,600. Collectors’ appetites for rare awards were satisfied when Joe Tinker’s 1906 gold “Chicago Champions” medallion and a 2011 New York Giants Super Bowl XLVI ring each soared to $31,200, signaling the enduring strength of the awards subgenre.

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Heritage Auctions Sports next big memorabilia event of the season is Nov. 15-16, when its Fall Sports Card Catalog Auction cracks open collectors’ vaults to offers rarities from Mickey Mantle to Satchel Paige.

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(*) Iconic Auctions: Nov. 8 - Nov. 17
(*) Wheatland Auction: Oct. 23 - Nov. 18
(*) PWCC: Nov. 1 - Nov. 18-21
(*) MeiGray Auctions: Oct. 25 - Nov. 20
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(*) Love of the Game Auctions: Nov. 5 - Nov. 24
(*) Pristine Auction: Nov. 1 - Nov. 25
(*) Saco River Auction: Nov. 14 - Nov. 26
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(*) MeiGray Auctions: Nov. 12 - Nov. 29
Sig Auctions: Nov. 22 - Nov. 29
(*) MEARS Auctions - Ruth Bat: Oct. 23 - Dec. 1
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Steve Novella: Nov. 27 - Dec. 4-5
(*) RR Auction: Nov. 16 - Dec. 5
(*) University Archives: Nov. 14 - Dec. 5
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Mile High Card Co: Nov. 19 - Dec. 6
Sirius Sports Cards: Nov. 24 - Dec. 6
Goldin Auctions: Nov. 19 - Dec. 8
Small Traditions: Nov. 25 - Dec. 8
Heritage - Historical: Nov. 20 - Dec. 9
PWCC: Nov. 24 - Dec. 9-13
Iconic Auctions: Dec. 5 - Dec. 15
Memory Lane Inc: Nov. 21 - Dec. 15
Huggins & Scott Auctions: Dec. 1 - Dec. 16
Lelands - Monthly: Dec. 2 - Dec. 16
Sirius Auctions Coins: Dec. 3 - Dec. 16
PWCC: Nov. 24 - Dec. 16-20
Grey Flannel Auctions: Nov. 22 - Dec. 19
Sirius Sports Cards: Dec. 8 - Dec. 20
Sterling Sports Auctions: Dec. 15 - Dec. 29
Pristine Auction: Dec. 1 - Dec. 30
Sirius Auctions Coins: Dec. 19 - Dec. 30
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MEARS Auctions: Dec. 23 - Jan. 5
RR Auction: Dec. 14 - Jan. 9
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