MEARS December 23-30, 2011 Auction Starts Today – Consignments Wanted For 2012 Auctions

 Last year December was our best month of the year, and we expect bigger results this year. Act now to be a part of this big end of the year auction. The current MEARS Auction December 23-30 auction starts today with 100’s of greats lots of sports memorabilia.  We are now aggressively seeking consignments for our 2012 sales events. 

Highest prices realized for the right stuff. If you haven’t seen many Cobb, Mantle, Maris, Gehrig, DiMaggio game worn jerseys in our auctions, it is because we have bought and sold them privately. The great stuff never makes it to auction. We have so many high end customers right now, even we don’t know what top value is. Whether it is auction or private sale, MEARS Auctions will get you top dollar.

For example, we are paying $1,000,000+ for an all original, New York Yankees game worn Babe Ruth jersey. Another example, paying up to $100,000 for a Bill Terry New York Giants game worn jersey. MEARS Auctions is paying up to $100,000 for a 1920s Tony Lazzeri New York Yankees game worn jersey. This is just a small sample of what we are seeking right now. Contact us with your rare items.

MEARS Auctions wants your game used bats, game worn jerseys, autograph collections, program/yearbooks, complete collections, and more. We have an aggressive customer base for all types of collectables.

Consignors will be happy to note that all MEARS grading fees will be waived for this auction. This is a real value (fees range from $200 – $2,500+). Cash advances available, quick consignor payment. All published prices are actual, documented sales.

Remember, we also want your items valued at $500 or greater. Collections of all sized too!

Game Used Bats

We have an immediate demand for all game used bats. MEARS has a growing list of new bat buyers along with a 25+ customer base of existing bat collectors. HOFers, 500 homerun club, 3,000 hit, 1927 Yankees, any New York Yankees, Brooklyn Dodgers, super stars, semi stars, commons, Championship team, etc, we need your game used bats for our December Sale.

#259: 1943-49 Joe DiMaggio New York Yankees H&B Louisville Slugger Professional Model Game Used Team Index Bat (MEARS A8) SOLD $4,061

#232: 1924 Max Bishop Rookie H&B Louisville Slugger Professional Model Game Used Bat – Side Written 6-3-24 (MEARS A10) SOLD $1,497

#283: 1961-63 Jack Reed H&B Louisville Slugger Professional Model Autographed Game Used Bat (MEARS A8) SOLD $1,123

#310: 1986 Eddie Murray Baltimore Orioles H&B Louisville Slugger Professional Model Game Used Bat (MEARS A10) SOLD $1,370

#244: 1933 Riggs Stephenson H&B Louisville Slugger Professional Model Game Bat (MEARS A8) SOLD $1,123

#228: 1921-31 George Kelly H&B Louisville Slugger Professional Model Game Used Bat (MEARS A8) SOLD $928

#222: 1917-21 Duffy Lewis H&B Louisville Slugger Professional Model Game Used Bat (MEARS A8) SOLD $771

#234: 1925-29 circa Bucky Harris Hanna Batrite Professional Model Game Used Bat (MEARS A8) SOLD $700

#223: 1920’s Tris Speaker Carolina Sporting Goods Professional Model Game Bat (MEARS Auction LOA) SOLD $672

#271: 1954 Joe Garagiola / Eddie Miksis Adirondack Professional Model Game Used Two Player Bat – Side Written (MEARS Auction LOA) SOLD $617

Prices Realized for Past MEARS Auctions

MEARS Auctions has consistently realized top prices. MEARS graded items are preferred by advanced collectors everywhere. Below is a sample of past results. All items are documented, completed sales.

1925 Ty Cobb H&B Louisville Slugger Game Used Autographed bat (MEARS A9) “The Lake Oscawana Bat” SOLD $113,300

1959-60 Hank Aaron Louisville Slugger Professional Model Game Bat (MEARS A8.5) – 2nd Highest Graded 1950s Model!!! SOLD $9,000

Lot #19: 1923-26 circa George Babe Ruth 40K H&B Louisville Slugger Professional Model Game Bat (2nd 40K Ruth bat evaluated by MEARS) SOLD $14,000

Lot #165: 1969 Lou Piniella H&B Louisville Professional Model Game Used Bat- Possibly the First Bat used in Kansas City Royals Franchise History!) Grade: MEARS A9 SOLD $1,100

Lot #2: 1953 World Series Pee Wee Reese H&B Louisville Slugger Game Used bat (loaned to George Shuba to hit the first National League World Series pinch-hit home run) MEARS A9 SOLD $4,840

Lot #1: 1922-25 Ty Cobb Louisville Slugger Professional Model Game Used Bat – Detroit Tigers (MEARS A7.5) SOLD $32,156

1938 Hank Greenberg Detroit Tigers H&B Louisville Slugger Game Used Bat (2x Side Written) His 59 Home Run Season (MEARS 9.5) SOLD $11,000

1923-25 Ty Cobb H&B Louisville Slugger Professional Model Detroit Tigers Game Used bat – Featuring over 24 cleat marks!!! (MEARS 7.5) SOLD $21,961

1918-22 Ultra Rare Babe Ruth H&B Louisville Slugger 40BR dash dot dash Store Model Bat – Direct from the Vaults of Louisville Slugger & Side Written SOLD $5,526

2006-07 Derek Jeter Louisville Slugger Professional Model Game Used Bat (MEARS A8.5) SOLD $1,597

1983-85 Robin Yount Louisville Slugger Professional Model Game Used CORKED Bat – Milwaukee Brewers (MEARS A9) SOLD $1,650

1976 Willie McCovey Louisville Slugger Professional Model Bicentennial Signed Game Used Bat – San Diego Padres / Oakland Athletics (MEARS A7.5) SOLD $1,908

1928-29 Lloyd Waner H&B Louisville Slugger Professional Model Game Used Bat (MEARS A7.5) SOLD $2,750

1900-14 circa Kid Elberfeld M.R. Campbell Major League Professional Model Game Used Bat – Original 1903 Highlander / Yankees – DIRECT FROM THE LOUISVILLE SLUGGER FIND SOLD $1,463

1953 Jackie Robinson H&B Louisville Slugger Professional Model Game Used Bat – Brooklyn Dodgers (MEARS A7.5) 1 of 4 known, third highest graded SOLD $39,050

1929 Chuck Klein H&B Louisville Slugger Professional Model Side Written Game Used Bat – Philadelphia Phillies (MEARS A9.5) SOLD $4,400

1913-14 Earliest Known Ty Cobb H&B Louisville Slugger 40K Professional Model Game Used Bat – Patent pending bat invented by Ty Cobb himself! (MEARS A8) SOLD $31,000

1926-27 Rogers Hornsby H&B Louisville Slugger Professional Model Game Used Bat – Sidewriting for Rogers Hornsby – St. Louis Cardinals & New York Giants – Cardinals Championship Season (MEARS A9) SOLD $27,500

1960-64 Roger Maris H&B Louisville Slugger Professional Model Game Used Bat- Team Index- Yankees (MEARS A7) SOLD $1,400

1984 Pete Rose Montreal Expos PR4000 Mizuno Game Used & Autographed Bat (MEARS A10) SOLD $4,400

1965 Roger Maris H&B Louisville Slugger Professional Model Game Used Bat – Yankees – (MEARS 8) SOLD $5,700

1967-68 Ernie Banks H&B Louisville Slugger Professional Model Autographed Game Used Bat – Chicago Cubs with Yosh Marks – (MEARS A10) JSA SOLD $5,500

1965 Pete Rose H&B Louisville Slugger Professional Model Game Used Bat – LOA Pete Rose- Used in Aug. 27-29 Series Reds vs. Cardinals (MEARS A10) Ex-Angrist, One of the earliest known! SOLD $5,300

1955-57 Al Kaline H&B Louisville Slugger Professional Model Autographed Game Used Bat – Detroit Tigers – JSA – (MEARS A10) SOLD $5,300

1921-31 Harry Heilmann H&B Louisville Slugger Professional Model Game Used Bat – Detroit Tigers – (MEARS A7.5) SOLD $3,000

1975 Hank Aaron Milwaukee Brewers H&B Louisville Slugger Game Used Bat (MEARS A10) – Highest Graded Example from the label period!!! SOLD $4,400

1966-68 Roberto Clemente “Blood Red 21” H&B Louisville Slugger Professional Model Game Used Bat – Pittsburgh Pirates (MEARS A10) w/ LOA from Cubs Groundskeeper SOLD $7,700

1968 Earliest Known Thurman Munson H&B Louisville Slugger Professional Model Game Used Bat – Year he was Drafted by the New York Yankees (MEARS A8) SOLD $4,800

1965 Don Drysdale H&B Louisville Slugger Professional Model Game Used Bat – Los Angeles Dodgers (MEARS A10) Obtained directly from Cubs Groundskeeper (1 of 6 ordered) SOLD $7,700

1930-37 Mickey Cochrane (Hickory) Hanna Batrite Professional Model Game Used Bat – (Last name only on barrel) Philadelphia Athletics Detroit Tigers – Second Highest Graded Example (MEARS A8) SOLD $4,700

1921-22 RARE Elmer Miller H&B Louisville Slugger Professional Model Game Used Bat – First New York Yankee to Get a World Series Hit & Score 1921 (MEARS A7) One of a kind, 1:1 SOLD $5,300

1966-1967 Earliest Known Reggie Jackson H&B Louisville Slugger Professional Model Signed Game Used Bat (MEARS A9) Kansas City Athletics SOLD $4,800

1921-30 George “Babe” Ruth H&B Louisville Slugger Professional Model Game Used Bat – “The Looey-Ville Trade Bat, Ruth for a six pack” – (MEARS A7.5) SOLD $28,400

1914-16 Honus Wagner Pittsburgh Pirates JF Hillerich & Sons Co. Louisville Slugger Professional Model Game Used Bat (MEARS A9) SOLD $33,139

1959-60 High Grade Ted Williams H&B Louisville Slugger Professional Model Game Used Bat w/ vintage autograph (MEARS A9.5) Ted gets specific! SOLD $20,000

Jersey – Past Prices Realized

Never before in the history of the hobby has pricing of game worn jerseys been this high. Auctions and private sales are at record highs. Clients call me constantly seeking high end game worn jerseys. Both knits and flannels. For example, MEARS Auctions is paying $1,000,000+ for an all original, game worn Babe Ruth Flannel jersey.

1966 Roberto Clemente Pittsburgh Pirates Game Worn Jersey SOLD $75,900

1951 Gil Hodges Brooklyn Dodgers Game Worn Jersey SOLD $30,000

1933 Paul Waner Pittsburgh Pirates Game Worn Jersey SOLD $40,000

1956 For Wayne Zollners Gene Shue Game Worn Jersey SOLD $15,000

1969 Mike Hegan Seattle Pilots Game Worn Jersey SOLD $10,000

1954 Warren Spahn Milwaukee Braves Game Used Road Jersey (MEARS A10) SOLD $39,600

1971 Ferguson Jenkins Chicago Cubs Game Worn Road Jersey (MEARS A9) SOLD $10,500

1958 Willie Mays San Francisco Giants Game Worn Road Jersey (MEARS A7.5 ) SOLD $21,000

Complete Uniform – Jersey and shorts (MEARS A10) w/ player provenance, Milwaukee Bucks SOLD $9,390

1986 Mike Schmidt Philadelphia Phillies Game Worn Jersey From MVP Season Sourced From Former Teammate (MEARS A10) SOLD $7,751

1976 Dennis Eckersley Cleveland Indians Game Worn Home Jersey (MEARS A10) SOLD $3,500

1977 Reggie Jackson New York Yankees Game Worn Home Jersey (MEARS A9) SOLD $37,740

1966-68 Baltimore Bullets Bob Ferry Game Worn Jersey (MEARS A10) Only known example!!! 1:1 SOLD $11,350

1952 St. Louis Browns Professional Model Jersey – Sample or Prototype – (MEARS LOA) SOLD $6,000

1984 Tony Gwynn San Diego Padres Game Worn Road Jersey – MEARS A10 – provenance from the Chilli Davis Collection $3,500

Contact us immediately with your high end game used bat or game worn jersey. Ask for Troy R. Kinunen/President MEARS Auctions, MEARS Evaluations at info@mearsonlineauctions.com or call (414) 828-9990.