Memory Lanes December 15th auction is currenlty underway.Â With over 1000 lots of amazing sportscards, memorabilia, and autographs, there is something for every type of collector.Â To bid in the current auction click here.
Highlights include: Mathewsonâ€™s 1900 signed rookie contract (playerâ€™s copy) starts at $25,000. The four-page document is signed on the third page and is authenticated by PSA/DNA, Mathewson-signed player contract for Padgett and a training camp reporting notice, which is signed by Edwin L. Riley, Mathewsonâ€™s secretary. This item also carries a minimum bid of $10,000, and much more.
While the emphasis is on cards, there are a lot of other items in this auction, including autographs, game-used bats, advertising pieces and photos. Among the highlights is a single-signed Babe Ruth baseball. The ball was signed for John F. Wendel on March 17, 1948, on the sweet spot and has been in his possession since. The ball arrives with authentication from James Spence and a signed and notarized affidavit from Wendel outlining his story with key facts and dates. Bidding opens at $5,000.
Thereâ€™s also a 1921-31 Ruth game-used bat. This Louisville Slugger professional model bat is authenticated and graded A5 by MEARS. The bat has all the characteristics of being game used by Ruth and shows heavy use in the form of ball stitch marks and even cleat marks, but has no additional provenance to support it.
For more information on this auction, or to bid, register or consign to future auctions, visit www.memorylaneinc.com or call (877) 606-5263.