Baseball Collectibles Give Up The Game

Talk about bad timing. When Mastro Auctions, the country’s largest auction house for rare, vintage sports memorabilia, decided to set the date of its recent auction for December 12-15, no one could have known that the Mitchell Report, listing 89 major league players accused of using performance-enhancing drugs, would be released smack in the middle.Â

What was a seismic announcement for the sports world had aftershocks in the memorabilia market—immediately. At the auction, prices for the memorabilia from two of the players named in the report, Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens, were dramatically lower than had been expected. Click Here to red full story.