MEARS Memorial Day Celebration Auction Ends Saturday May 30th

Consign to MEARS Auctions – Record Setting PricesMEARS Online Auctions is proud to present its Memorial Day Celebration Auction. Boasting 700+ fresh to the hobby lots, the auction is now live and continues to Saturday, May 30th, 2015. The 15-Minute Per Lot Rule Auction Close will be in effect starting at 9:00 CST on Saturday. Items from all categories, sports, and budgets are included in the sale.

While celebrating the Memorial Day Holiday with our families and friends, during this time, MEARS Auctions wants to remember the people who died while serving in our countries’ armed forces. Originally called Decoration Day in honor of the Union and Confederate soldiers who died in the Civil War, the federal holiday is observed every year on the last Monday of May. We also want to thank all soldiers, both current and retired, that have served our country.

Also, many thanks to our loyal consignors. By trusting MEARS to market your collections, together we have put together a marvelous Memorial Day Celebration Auction.

Consignments Wanted For Our June Auction: We are seeking quality consignments for our June Auction. Especially looking for game worn jerseys, game used bats, autographs, memorabilia, and collections big and small. Items already consigned to June include:

1. 1960s Gordie Howe Detroit Red Wings Game Worn Jersey
2. 2014 Derek Jeter New York Yankees Home Game Worn Jersey
3. Huge Milwaukee Braves / Milwaukee Brewers Collection
4. New York Yankees Autograph Collection – Modern
5. 150+ Game Used Bats
6. 100+ Game Worn Baseball Jerseys (Knit & Flannels)
7. Game Used Baseball Cap Collection

July Pop Culture: Fresh to the hobby silver/brown age comic book collection, TV & Movie Autograph Collection, and 1,200+ movie posters. Contact us with your vintage comic books, comic art, toys, and movie posters. Consignors have become accustomed to the consistent results achieved by the MEARS Monthly Auction Format. Our loyal consignors have opened up their collections and provided us with the following treasures for our current auction.

May highlights include:

  • Game Used Baseballs (35+) including: 1985 Pete Rose #4,192 Game, Frank Robinson Career HR #123, Ernie Banks HR baseball, and many more.
  • Game Used Bats (150+) including: The second installment of the 3,500+ bat collection, 1921-31 Babe Ruth Game Used Bat (MEARS A6), 1916-21 Ty Cobb Game Used Bat (MEARS A6), 1930-37 Rogers Hornsby Hanna Batrite Game Used Bat (MEARS A5).
  • Baseball Game Worn Jerseys: 1990 Carlton Fisk Chicago White Sox Complete Uniform Direct From Charity Event (MEARS A10), 2010-2011 Ichiro Suzuki Seattle Mariners Game Worn Jersey With Mariners Care LOA / MEARS A10, 1975 Rod Carew Minnesota Twins Game Worn Jersey, 1986-91 Ozzie Smith St. Louis Cardinals Game Worn Warm Up Jersey, 2011 Cliff Lee Philadelphia Phillies Game Worn Jersey (MEARS A10) and more.
  • Game Worn Batting Gloves Collection (25+): A very complete collection of game worn batting gloves, many signed, concentrating on the stars of the 1970/80s.
  • Football Game Worn Jerseys: 1979-81 Eric Dickerson SMU “Pony Express” Game Worn Jersey (MEARS A10), 1979-81 Craig James SMU “Pony Express” Game Worn Jersey (MEARS A8), 2005 Deion Sanders Baltimore Ravens Home & Practice Jersey W/ 2005 Ray Lewis Practice Jersey (3), 1984-87 Walter Payton Chicago Bears Jersey, and a more.
  • 1968 Bob Hyland Green Bay Packers Super Bowl 2 Ring (LOA from Hyland).
  • OJ Simpson Game Used & Autographed Buffalo Bills football
  • 1961 Paul Hornung Green Bay Packers Game Used Touch Down Football
  • NBA/ABA Game Worn Jerseys (50+) including: Jordan, Bird, Malone, Byrant, and many harder to find teams, styles, and players. Collectors will note the careful selection with the celebration of Memorial Day with the Red, White, and Blue player and team assortments.
  • And much, much, more.

As previously noted, we are already working hard on our June Sports auction. If you are interested in free authentication and grading on select items, professional photography, advanced research/cataloging, and 30 day consignor payments, contact us about consigning to our next auction. We are seeking single items, collections, or accumulations.

Proven Results – Over $30,000,000 in Sales

Past prices realized at MEARS Auctions validate our claim that we are achieving some of the strongest prices in the industry. This is just a sample of our higher ended sales. We have set records for jersey from the 1960/70/80/90s time frame. Amazing as it seems there are more bidders of these types of items now than when we first sold them; meaning prices of similar items are most likely to be higher than these record setting sales. Documented examples include:

  • 1998 Michael Jordan Chicago Bulls Game 3 NBA Finals Jersey $104,284
  • 1997 (Eastern Conference Finals, Game 3 or 4) Michael Jordan Chicago Bulls Game Worn Nike Shoes (Teammate Bobby Hansen LOA / American Cancer Society Receipt) $24,346
  • 1979 Mike Schmidt Philadelphia Phillies Game Worn Jersey $12,863
  • 1974 Reggie Jackson Oakland A’s Super Duper Star Jersey $14,150
  • Game Worn Glove Collection: $71,953.00
  • 1921 Babe Ruth Louisville Slugger Game Used Bat $425,000
  • 1920s Lou Gehrig Louisville Slugger Game Used Bat $225,000
  • 1925 Ty Cobb Louisville Slugger Game Used Bat $133,300
  • 1965 Hank Aaron Milwaukee Braves Game Worn Jersey $104,765
  • 1969 Ernie Banks Chicago Cubs Game Worn Jersey $168,728
  • 1966 Green Bay Packers Team Signed Football (Bart Starr’s Personal Ball) $50,000 (Private Sale)
  • 1931 Green Bay Packers Team Signed Football $13,317
  • 1936 Green Bay Packers Team Signed Football $8,892
  • 1946-48 Tony Canadeo Green Bay Packers Game Worn Jersey $53,502
  • 1970-72 Joe Namath New York Jets Game Worn Jersey $37,230
  • 1961-62 Jim Brown Cleveland Browns Game Worn Jersey $61,212
  • 1982 Nolan Ryan Houston Astros Game Worn Jersey $17,932
  • Paul Muchinsky Green Bay Packers Pinback Button Collection $9.823
  • Vintage Baseball Photography, Sporting News, Denver Post, Chicago Sun Times, etc. $500,000+

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