After Babe Ruth passed away at the early age of 53, on August 16, 1948, the New York Times said it best — “A figure unprecedented in American life. A born showman off the field and a marvelous performer on it, he had an amazing flair for doing the spectacular at the most dramatic moment.” And despite the “Sultan of Swat” being gone for 63 years, no sports figure is, or has been, more popular in the world of sports memorabilia. There are “stars,” “legends” and “notables,” but Ruth was more than that. He was, and still is, an icon. Over the years, Heritage Auctions has presented some of the most significant Ruth pieces ever sold, and we would like to take the opportunity to revisit the following list of some of our favorites.
Heritage Platinum Night & The National — Thanks for the Memories!
97 Lots, $4.95 Million!
Heritage Auctions’ second annual “Platinum Night” auction at the National Sports Collectors Convention in Chicago was an enormous success, but we know it wouldn’t have been possible without the consignors and bidders who comprise our valued clientele. Please allow us to take this time to offer our sincere gratitude to those who entrusted us to present their fine collectibles at auction, and to the bidders who gave these treasures a new home. Thank you for making Platinum Night one to remember! The full press release for the Platinum Night auction can be read Here.
HA.com/Sports is the place to be every Sunday night for collectors of fine sports memorabilia and trading cards.
Over 100 lots will close to initial bidding at 10 PM CT. On a lot-by-lot basis, starting at 10:00 PM CT, any person who has bid on the lot previously may continue to bid on that lot until there are no more bids for 30 minutes. For example, if you bid on a lot during Normal Bidding, you could participate during Extended Bidding for that lot, but not on lots you did not bid on previously. If a bid was placed at 10:15, the new end time for that lot would become 10:45. If no other bids were placed before 10:45, the lot would close. If you are the high bidder on a lot, changing your bid will not extend the bidding during the 30 Minute Ending phase (only a bid from another bidder will extend bidding).
No other major sports memorabilia auction house provides its clientele this much bidding excitement. It’s just another reason why Heritage is the World’s Largest Collectibles Auctioneer.
Call or email today to discuss consigning your fine sport collectibles and trading cards to an upcoming Heritage auction.
Top quality collectibles will also be given featured placement in print ads within such trade publications as Sports Collectors Digest, Sports Market Report and Beckett Elite, providing maximum hobby exposure. Generous cash advances are available. Call or email one of our consignment directors today to discuss your collection.
Chris Ivy at 800 872-6467 ext. 1319 or email at CIvy@HA.com