Consignments Wanted & Current MEARS Auction News

Bid Now: Current MEARS Auction Ends October 31, 2015MEARS Auctions would like to thank all of our loyal customers for making our October, 2015 sale a complete success. MEARS Auctions wants to finish the year strong and we want you to be a big part of the process!

Looking back at 2015, we have seen pricing gains and growing interest in our NBA and NFL jerseys. Flannel and knit baseball shirts have increased in value when offered. With respect to 1970s and early 1980s baseball shirts, HOFers such as Ryan, Brett, Schmidt, Yount, Molitor, Winfield, Henderson, Ripken Jr., Gwynn, and other period stars have shown major pricing increases. High grade examples are in constant demand.

Another positive indicator we have documented is our growing bidder base from both domestic and abroad. A growing number of registered bidders from both Europe and especially China have been seen. The increased number of registered bidders means more exposure of your item, and higher prices realized.

If you would like to consign to the November MEARS auction, we are able to offer:

  • 30 day lighting fast consignor payment on collected funds
  • Free Authentication and grading on select items
  • Cash advances
  • Free market evaluation and consultation
  • Feature placement on items that qualify

High Grade New York Yankees Memorabilia Wanted
MEARS is currently representing several high end collectors in search of vintage, high grade, quality, and rare New York Yankees memorabilia. Jerseys, bats, autographs, etc. are on their want lists. We are paying top prices for Babe Ruth, Mickey Mantle, Lou Gehrig, Joe DiMaggio, and any other Yankee legends. Call us for a professional consultation.

Many collectors have asked to have their items authenticated and graded by MEARS. If you would like to have your item graded, please just ask. Keep in mind to do so, items must be sent in early. Our November auction is filling fast, and here are some of the highlighted items:

Consignments in House

  • 3,750 baseball game worn jerseys (1960-90s) to be sold in a series of auctions
  • 1,185 additional game used bats to be sold in a series of auctions
  • 178 equipment items: batting helmets, fielder’s gloves, cleats, etc
  • 1920s Sam Crawford PCL game used bat
  • Bronko Nagurski Collection – Details to be announced – included his very own 1935 National Chicle Card card #34 and other cards he owned from the set
  • Ray Allen Miami Heat Championship Season Game Worn Shoes (2 pairs)
  • NFL autograph collection
  • MLB autograph collection
  • Major Vintage Bobbing Head Collection featuring some of the finest & rare items ever collected
  • Significant Presidential Autograph Collection including Washington, Jefferson, Adams, Lincoln, etc.

3,750 Game Worn Jersey Collection
MEARS is proud to announce we have just taken possession and have begun processing the largest single jersey collection the hobby has ever seen. Over a 40+ period, our consignor has collected 3,750 game worn baseball jerseys. The collection featured flannel shirts from the 1960s early 1970s, and knits from the early 1970s to the early 1990s. The collection will feature many rare styles, rare patches, obscure players, World Series teams, award winner (ROY, CY, MVP, All Stars, etc). The shirts will be run over several years, but will feature shirts from the collection in each of our monthly sales starting in November.

MEARS Museum and Research Center
The MEARS Museum and Research Center hosted many events during the 2015 season and was featured on the Midwest based TV show, “Around the Corner with John McGivern”. The exposure added many sellers and bidders to our customer base. Dave Grob has spent the past several months designing and installing a reset to the MEARS jersey archives. New artifacts are constantly being displayed and signature is scheduled to install during the month of November. It is our goal to have the entire first floor totally installed by December 31st with our first full tours scheduled for early January 2016. Additionally for 2016, the MEARS Museum and Research Center will be hosting a series of customer appreciation days designed to thank our loyal customers. All MEARS customers will be invited.

MEARS Pop Culture Division
Our pop culture division is also growing. In September MEARS auctions sold a large single owner comic book collection. Additionally, we have taken on consignment several 1970s toy collection which will be featured in an upcoming auction. During 2015, our staff has conducted private autograph signings with Adam West, Burt Ward, Burt Reynolds, William Shatner, Lou Ferrigno, Super Fly Jimmy Snuka, Erik Estrada & John Wilcox, Danny Seagren, and many more legends of TV/Movie. To promote another popular division, we have also contracted with several golden, silver age, and Bronze Age comic book artists to create a series of limited edition hero sketches which will be offered at a later day. Pop Culture memorabilia is a growing segment of the hobby and MEARS will be working with our customers to bring quality and affordable items to our monthly auctions.

Customer Appreciation Day “Meet The Fonz”
On December 12, 2015, MEARS will be hosting the “Meet the Fonz” experience at our research center located at 1234 Manitoba Ave., South Milwaukee, WI. Henry Winkler, who portrayed TV’s icon, “The Fonz”, will be appearing in person at the MEARS Museum and Research Center. A very limited number of tickets have been reserved for MEARS members. With the show “Happy Days” being based in Milwaukee, the initial response and tickets sales have been huge!!!. This event will be a sellout, (based on early orders, we may possibly be sold out in a few more days). Please contact us if you would be interested in attending. MEARS customers will be given a free MVP pass which will allow you to move to the front of the line. A very limited number of passes are reserved and they will be issued on a first come, first served bases.

Thank you again for the continued to support and MEARS Auctions wants to be your auction house for the remainder of 2015.

We are in need of the following categories of consignments:
Game worn jerseys (NBA, NFL, MLB, Knit, Flannel), Game Used Bats, Game Worn Caps, Pennants, Programs, Scorecards, Sports Card Collections (wax boxes, singles, complete sets, non-sports cards, partial sets, graded, non-graded), Regional / Premium Card Issues, Autograph Collections, Advertising, Trophies, Rings, etc. , Muhammad Ali memorabilia, and high grade Babe Ruth, Mickey Mantle, Lou Gehrig, and New York Yankees memorabilia.

For a free consultation, please contact Troy R. Kinunen at (414)-828-9990 or email