A 1927 World Champion New York Yankees team-signed photograph sold for $275,706; a Babe Ruth game-used bat sold for $171,190; what is generally regarded as the finest Wayne Gretzky game jersey in the hobby went for $110,293; Ray Nitschkes original 1967 Green Bay Packers Super Bowl II championship ring attracted a bid of $91,151; and Gus Williams 1979 Seattle Supersonics NBA World Championship ring sold for $91,000 in SCP Auctions April auction.
The auction, including more than 1,000 sports memorabilia items, brought in a total of more than $5.1 million. All prices are inclusive of a 20 percent buyers premium.
This auction drew the largest number of collectors and total bids than any sale in SCP Auctions history, said SCP Auction VP Dan Imler stated. The passion that collectors have for top quality sports memorabilia and cards, particularly items with direct athlete provenance, is at an all-time high.