Game-Worn Jerseys, Championship Rings Set Hobby Records in $3.4 Million Heritage Sports Catalog Auction

The world’s largest collectibles auctioneer welcomed nearly 2,000 unique bidders to Heritage Auctions’ latest Sports Memorabilia Catalog Auction May 17-18, dropping the hammer on more than $3.4 million of bids placed in a highly-competitive sale. Game-worn jerseys and championship rings provided many of the top results, including a wide array of record prices.

Roy Campanella’s 1956 Brooklyn Dodgers jersey supplied the event’s top result. The $108,000 sale price was just the second gamer from the Hall of Fame catcher to reach six figures. A $96,000 sale price for a 2016 New England Patriots Super Bowl ring crushed the standing mark for a modern championship ring lacking superstar player provenance.

“All that glittered came up gold in this sale,” said Chris Ivy, Director of Heritage Sports Collectibles. “Ten rings commanded prices in excess of $10,000, providing clear evidence that the subgenre is a real seller’s market now.”

Gridiron gamers served as another winning theme in the auction, with battle-scarred jerseys from Canton immortals like Paul HornungDick Butkus and Lance Alworth counted among the sale’s top 20 results.

Other world-record highlights include:

Currently live on HA.com, the May 2019 Heritage Auction #50014 features the #2 All Time Finest 1915 Cracker Jack Baseball set of 176 cards.