Monthly Archives: March 2020

LeBron James rookie card, $270,600, Goldin Auctions

A 2003-2004 Upper Deck Exquisite NBA Rookie Patch Parallel #78 LeBron James signed rookie card, graded BGS NM-MT+ 8.5, sold for $270,600 in an October Legends Auction held by Goldin Auctions, based in Runnemede, N.J. Also, a 1956 Topps #33 Roberto Clemente baseball card, graded PSA GEM MT 10, fetched $247,230; and Lou Gehrig’s signed […]

Paging Mr. Fix-It

broken figurine

Letters, I get letters. Well these days, they’re mostly emails. And as a writer, any type of correspondence is something I look forward to. It means someone out there is reading what I’m writing. Sometimes the comments are positive: “I really like what you said about …” Sometimes they’re not: “You know nothing about …” […]

What's Selling on eBay: March 2020


By Deborah Abernethy and Mike McLeod These examples show that eBay has quite a following in the collector marketplace. It sometimes is an auction environment, and sometimes, it is more of a retail market. These examples are unusual for their collecting area. $3,168 (32 bids, 10 bidders): Awesome Old Antique 1915-1920 Standard Princeton Style Leather […]

Abraham Lincoln signed book, $175,000, University Archives

A copy of the book The Miscellaneous Works of Oliver Goldsmith, by the American author Washington Irving, with an ownership signature by Abraham Lincoln, sold for $175,000 in an online auction held Jan. 16 by University Archives in Westport, Conn. Also, a carte de visite photograph of Lincoln, signed by him (as “A. Lincoln”) and […]

Comic Character Collectibles

CBPG #1 Facsimile Edition SC (1)

By J.C. Vaughn Overstreet Turns 50, Ruth is Still “The Babe” As we’ve mentioned previously in this space, The Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide celebrates its 50th anniversary this year. If you’ve been collecting in virtually any niche, you know that a price guide spanning five decades is rare and one doing it with the […]

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