Heritage Auctions Sports News: Bulls Back in Spotlight – Jordan Memorabilia Never Left – Plus British Golfing Memorabilia

Bulls Back in Spotlight — Jordan Memorabilia Never Left Behind an amazing 62-20 regular season record, and a staggering MVP season by young superstar Derrick Rose, the Chicago Bulls were catapulted into the 2011 NBA postseason. Currently, the “Windy City” squad is giving LeBron James and his Miami Heat teammates all they can handle in the Eastern Conference Finals, and are poised to make a return to the NBA Finals for the first time since the Phil Jackson era.

With the Bulls once again making a strong appearance in the spotlight of the sports world, we felt it made perfect sense to revisit some past results featuring memorabilia from the most famous Chicago celebrity them all, Michael Jordan. Thankfully, for serious roundball collectors, and “Air Jordan” enthusiasts, Heritage Auctions continues to bring to light some of the most significant pieces of Michael Jordan memorabilia ever to hit the auction block. While remaining conscious of game-worn provenance when offering jerseys of “His Airness,” and pristine condition, when showcasing his most prized basketball cards, high-caliber Jordan pieces have been, and always will remain in the hobby spotlight.

Below is an array of some of the most intriguing Jordan pieces Heritage has brought forth to the collecting community.

1987-88 Michael Jordan Game Worn Uniform – Sold for $17,925 (May 2005).
2002-03 Michael Jordan Game Worn Washington Wizards Jersey – Sold for $10,755 (May 2008).
1985-86 Michael Jordan Game Worn & Vintage Signed Sneakers – Sold for $8,365 (October 2007).
1986 Fleer Michael Jordan #57 SGC 98 Gem Mint 10 – Sold for $7,170 (May 2008).

British Golfing Memorabilia At Heritage Auctions

Heritage Auctions is hosting a unique auction on June 1 that you might want to know about. Called “The Gentleman Collector,” It features nearly 100 lots of golf-themed memorabilia from a private collection, including steins, desk accessories, decanters and trophies, most from early 20th century Britain. There’s something for every budget, from a Dunlop counter display (estimated at $100-$150) to a Derby Silver Co. golf-bag form martini pitcher with cups and tray (estimated at $10,000 – $15,000).

The auction also contains large collections of ocean liner souvenirs, vintage walking canes, vintage automobile mascots, and the “Mortality of Immortality” collection of Malcolm S. Forbes. To view lots and register to bid, please visit us online at HA.com/5065 or contact Nick Dawes at 800-872-6467, ext. 1605 or NickD@HA.com.

Consign Today

The most exciting consignment opportunity of the year is here! This is the last month to consign to our incredible “Platinum Night” Signature Auction presented Live at the National Sports Collectors Convention in Chicago on August 4th. This will be the most visible auction event of 2011.

All consigned material will be:

Featured in the official program distributed to every show attendee at the National
Highlighted on the hobby’s most visited website
Available for worldwide bidding via Heritage Live
Displayed at the Heritage corporate booth
Each lot will have a dedicated two-page catalog spread

Among the material already in house for this incredible event:
The Lou Gehrig Collection, featuring Gehrig’s full 1934 Tour of Japan Game Worn Uniform
1939 Hall of Fame Induction Class Signed First Day Cover
1908 Cy Young Game Worn Boston Red Sox Uniform.
1937 Bobby Jones’ Personal Augusta Green Jacket.
Newly Discovered 1875 Hartford Dark Blues Carte de Visite.
Much, much more! Space is very limited, so don’t delay!

*Auction is limited to 100 exclusive lots
*Each lot will be valued in excess of $10,000
*Presented live at Muvico Theaters across from the convention site
*Complimentary cocktails and food for invited guests

Chris Ivy
at 800 872-6467 ext. 1319
or email at CIvy@HA.com

Derek Grady
at 800 872-6467 ext. 1975
or email at DerekG@HA.com

Mike Gutierrez
at 800 872-6467 ext. 1183
or email at MikeG@HA.com

Mark Jordan
at 800 872-6467 ext. 1187
or email at MarkJ@HA.com

Lee Iskowitz
at 800 872-6467 ext. 1601
or email at LeeI@HA.com

Peter Calderon
at 800 872-6467 ext. 1789
or email at PeterC@HA.com

Jonathan Scheier
at 800 872-6467 ext. 1314
or email at JonathanS@HA.com

Chris Nerat
at 800 872-6467 ext. 1615
or email at Chris