For its second year in a row, Heritage Auctions is proud to announce itsPlatinum Night Auction at the National Sports Collectors Convention, in Rosemont Illinois. With the closing date set for Thursday, August 4, it is sure to be the hobby’s premier event in this year, and once again the world’s largest collectibles auctioneer has put together an array of some of the most significant and rare offerings from all major sports categories. While focusing on the best, the first, the last, and the only, the majority of pieces include “hobby fresh” material, such as Fuzzy Thurston’s Super Bowl II ring , Lou Gehrig’s complete 1934 Tour of Japan uniform , Bobby Jones’ personal 1937 Augusta Green Jacket and more. See the items at the Heritage Auctions booth #814 at The National Sports Collectors Convention!
An amazing selection of museum-caliber game-used bats include Joe Jackson’s fabled “Black Betsy,” Jackie Robinson’s lumber from the first integrated All-Star Game in 1949,Roberto Clemente’s bat from his first World Series victory in 1960 and one of the first 12 Louisville Sluggers issued to Derek Jeter as a member of the New York Yankees.
If hockey is your area of enthusiasm, we present Ted Lindsay’s 1958-59 Stanley Cup Playoffs game-worn Chicago Black Hawks jersey, an amazing near set of 1934 – 1967 St. Lawrence Starch Bee Hive Photosand Marcel Dionne’s 1980 Art Ross Trophy .
In the world of auto racing, we have Jeff Gordon’s 1998 NASCAR Winston Cup Championship Trophy. And historic hardwood pieces include the actual game net from the 1982 NCAA Finals and Michael Jordan’s game-winning shot.
As always, Heritage Auctions makes the process bidding extremely “user-friendly” for those who will not be in attendance on this special night. Phone bidding is always an option, and we also encourage the use of Heritage Live, where bidding can be executed from your location, anywhere in the world, during the auction. Please click here to view the entire 2011 Platinum Night Auction