In an auction that is sure to take the hobby world by storm with its unprecedented offering of significant game-worn uniforms and game-used bats, Heritage’s February Platinum Night event will also have no trouble turning the heads’ of advanced autograph collectors with the impressive selection of high-end signed treasures.
While the Frank W. Smith signed photo collection will make its hobby debut with dozens of unique early 20th century signed original photos, single signed baseball collectors will also have their choice from an amazing array of rare orbs. The Live Session of the highly anticipated auction will feature approximately 165 lots to be held on Saturday, February 21st at the Fletcher-Sinclair Mansion in New York City, and the Internet session will conclude via Extended-Bid on Sunday, February 22nd at HA.com.
The following are just a few of the key signed baseballs that will be showcased in New York Platinum Night:
1926-27 Iron Joe McGinnity Single Signed Baseball. Estimate 1926-27 “Iron Man” Joe McGinnity Single Signed Baseball. Estimate – $50,000+
The finest example known, and one of three in existence, it is a superb single representing the Giants pitcher who passed away in 1929.
1919-24 Christy Mathewson Single Signed Baseball. Estimate – $75,000+ 1919-24 Christy Mathewson Single Signed Baseball. Estimate – $75,000+
Like Lou Gehrig after him, Matty remains one of the great, noble gentlemen of the game, and one of its most tragic tales. Presented here is one of the finest known examples of this coveted rarity.
Late 1930’s Mordecai Three Finger Brown Single Signed Baseball. Estimate – $40,000+ Late
One of only two known examples featuring the Hall of Fame pitching great who possesses one of the most notable nicknames in baseball history. Displaying extremely dark black ink, the ONL (Frick) orb will surely stand out in any advanced single-signed baseball collection.
Late 1950’s Mel Ott Single Signed Baseball, PSA/DNA NM 7. Estimate – $30,000+ Late 1950’s
Easily one of the highest quality singles featuring the legendary 500 Home Run Club member, it is signed on the side panel of the lightly toned ONL (Giles) sphere in near perfect blue ball-point ink.
1947-48 Babe Ruth Single Signed Baseball, PSA/DNA NM-MT+ 8.5. Estimate – $100,000+
A nearly pristine example of the hobby’s most essential building block, the offered Ruth single is one of the highest ever graded by the experts at PSA/DNA, and it is a sure-fire investment opportunity for anyone who appreciates superior beauty and rarity.
Circa 1950 Jimmie Foxx Single Signed Baseball, PSA/DNA EX-MT 6. Estimate – $15,000+ Circa
Arguably the most important Puerto Rican Winter League contract that exists, this museum-quality artifact dates to the inaugural season of the legendary Santurce Crabbers, and it is executed to one of the most legendary players of them all.