Consignment Wanted – MEARS Monthly Auctions 2011

On behalf of the entire MEARS Staff, we would like to take this opportunity to thank you for making this year the success it was. We finished the year with total sales of $1,560,000, and expect greater growth in 2011. Our January 2011 auction is already in the works. Items pledged for next year include more offerings from “The Sporting News” archives, a collection of 7,500+ fresh to the hobby golden/silver age comics, a collection of Bowman baseball card sets from 1948-1955, more high grade game used bats and jerseys, and several prominent collections originating directly from the estates of those individuals directly associated with professional sports. If January is too soon for you to sell your valued collectables, please feel free to contact us about getting your items to auction into the February or March venues. Bidders are looking for them and we want to be the ones to help you reach those collectors in 2011. Our most recent auction typifies what we have been working towards and highlights what 2011 holds for MEARS Auctions:

-Record Number of Consigners (up by 62% from January 2010)
-Record Number of Bidders (up by 72% from January 2010)
-Record Number of Bids in the December Auction (up by 200% from yearly average)
-Record Prices Realized (up by 214% from yearly average)

This was also one of our more diverse auctions featuring pre-war cards, thousands of rare photographs from the archives of The Sporting News, advertising pieces, awards and trophies, and game used items from all four major sports. Unlike other auction houses that host event 3-4 times, or even once a year, MEARS Auctions is a monthly venue which means more product for collectors to consider (our last five auctions have averaged over 1,700 lots with the December auction featuring over 2500). For consigners it also means a shorter turnaround from consignment to cash out. As soon as I say this, don’t let the number of lots fool you into thinking these are “trinket type” or left over offerings. This past year our monthly offerings have included:

1925 Ty Cobb Game Used Autographed Bat: $113,303
1966 Roberto Clemente Pittsburgh Pirates Home Jersey: $75,900
1927 Babe Ruth “Babe Comes Home” Movie Poster: $55,000
1981 Reggie Jackson New York Yankees Home Jersey: $31,189
1913-1914 Ty Cobb Game Used 40K Cork Gripped Bat: $30,596
1957 Lou Burdette Milwaukee Braves World Series Ring: $24,031

MEARS Auctions also has garnered the attention of the likes of “Mr. October” himself, as Reggie Jackson was personally on hand to help us open/dedicate our 15,000 square foot Research and Conference Center which is the home to MEARS Auctions. Mr. Jackson was also one of “signature consigners” for that auction as well.

The growth and success of MEARS Auctions has been directly related to the level of confidence we have been able to instill in those that have sought to do business with us either as bidders or consigners. Almost uniformly, they appreciate the efforts that MEARS has gone through to help educate and inform the hobby/industry in an unparalleled manner. The combination of quality product, quality and well researched evaluations, and the peace of mind that comes with dealing with the only auction house willing to subject itself to the scrutiny of an outside third-party accounting firm to audit our auction means bidder confidence which translates into higher prices realized.

We have worked hard to earn the trust and respect of the hobby/industry with respect to our evaluations and educational efforts. We stand ready and willing to work equally hard in bringing the right product to the right collectors through MEARS Auctions.

Once again, on behalf of the entire MEARS Staff, we want to thank you for your support and wish each and every one of you a prosperous and Happy New Year.

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Featured Auctions

(*) Indicates Auction in Progress
(*) Goldin: Feb. 7 - March 2
(*) Iconic Auctions: Feb. 17 - March 2
(*) MEARS Auctions: Feb. 23 - March 2
(*) 44 & More Auctions: Feb. 5 - March 3
(*) Collector Connection: Feb. 14 - March 3
(*) Heritage Auctions: Feb. 18 - March 3
(*) Icons Auctions: Feb. 26 - March 3
(*) Pristine Auction: Feb. 26 - March 3
(*) PWCC Marketplace: Feb. 22 - March 3
(*) Queen City Cards: Feb. 5 - March 3
(*) Steve Novella: Feb. 29 - March 4-5
(*) Auction of Champions: Feb. 29 - March 6
(*) Clean Sweep Auctions: Feb. 12 - March 6
(*) Mile High Card Co: Feb. 27 - March 6
(*) Goldin: Feb. 27 - March 7
(*) MeiGray Auctions: Feb. 10 - March 7
(*) Sirius Sports Cards: Feb. 26 - March 7
(*) Galaxy Auctions: March 2 - March 9
(*) 44 & More Auctions: Feb. 19 - March 10
(*) Heritage Auctions: Feb. 25 - March 10
Pristine Auction: March 4 - March 10
(*) PWCC Marketplace: Feb. 29 - March 10
(*) Queen City Cards: Feb. 5 - March 10
(*) Fanatics Auctions: March 1 - March 11-14
(*) MeiGray Auctions: Feb. 10 - March 12
Auction of Champions: March 7 - March 13
(*) RR Auction: Feb. 23 - March 13
(*) Alt Liquid Auctions: March 1 - March 14
Goldin: March 5 - March 14
(*) MeiGray Auctions: Feb. 17 - March 14
Steve Novella: March 4 - March 14
(*) Lelands: Feb. 25 - March 16
(*) 44 & More Auctions: Feb. 25 - March 17
Heritage Auctions: March 3 - March 17
Pristine Auction: March 11 - March 17
PWCC Marketplace: March 7 - March 17
(*) Queen City Cards: Feb. 12 - March 17
JG.Limited: March 5 - March 19
(*) MeiGray Auctions: March 1 - March 19-21
Auction of Champions: March 14 - March 20
Goldin: March 12 - March 21
(*) RR Auction: Feb. 23 - March 21
Sirius Sports Cards: March 11 - March 21
Gotta Have Rock & Roll: March 6 - March 22
(*) Heritage Auctions: March 1 - March 22-23
44 & More Auctions: March 3 - March 24
(*) Heritage Auctions: March 10 - March 24
Pristine Auction: March 18 - March 24
PWCC Marketplace: March 14 - March 24
(*) Queen City Cards: Feb. 19 - March 24
REA: March 14 - March 24
Fanatics Auctions: March 15 - March 25-28
Auction of Champions: March 21 - March 27
E & B Auctions: March 13 - March 27
Alt Liquid Auctions: March 15 - March 28
Goldin: March 19 - March 28
Goldin: March 8 - March 30
Iconic Auctions: March 20 - March 30
Love of The Game: March 13 - March 30
44 & More Auctions: March 10 - March 31
Collector Connection: March 13 - March 31
Heritage Auctions: March 17 - March 31
(*) Pristine Auction: March 1 - March 31
PWCC Marketplace: March 21 - March 31
Auction of Champions: March 28 - April 3
University Archives: March 13 - April 3
Huggins & Scott: March 21 - April 4
Sirius Sports Cards: March 25 - April 4
Sterling Sports Auctions: March 21 - April 4
MEARS Auctions: March 29 - April 6
BBCE Auctions: March 20 - April 7
Heritage Auctions: March 24 - April 7
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