Tag Archives: Babe Ruth

Forged Signatures: Tips to Help Collectors Find the Real Deal

The Declaration of Independence boasts of a plethora of signatures from some of America’s most famous men, but whose do you think is the most valuable? The podcast Radiolab conducted in an investigation and the winner is Button Gwinnett! Surprised? Gwinnett’s obscurity increased the value of his signature. He only has 51 documented signature examples and was killed in a duel in 1777. photo: Andrea Izzotti/ Shutterstock and Reader’s Digest

By Kary Pardy, writer of “Exploring Antique Technology” Mickey Mantle’s baseball, a celebrity-signed photograph, the copy of the Declaration of Independence from your relative’s attic: the value of each of these items lies in its authenticity. Forgers go to great lengths to dupe collectors, but unfortunately, several other roadblocks are not inherently sneaky. Collectors of […]

Gavels ‘n’ Paddles: 1936 Oscar statuette, $50,000, Grant Zahajko

Gavels 'n' Paddles: 1936 Oscar statuette, $50,000, Grant Zahajko

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall The 1936 Oscar statuette awarded to art director Richard Day for his work on the 1935 film The Dark Angel sold for $50,000 at an auction held October 10th by Grant Zahajko Auctions in Davenport, Wash. Also, an authenticated autographed photo of Babe Ruth […]

Babe Ruth’s Jersey Sells for $5.64 million at Auction

Babe Ruth's Jersey Sells for $5.64 million at Auction

The Babe is still breaking records! This one, however, was a home run out of the ballpark, setting the record for the most expensive piece of sports memorabilia ever sold. Babe Ruth’s New York Yankees jersey from 1928-1930 for $5.64 million. The gray road uniform was one of more than 400 items that Ruth’s family and […]

Number One Set on PSA Registry Will Tempt Hobby’s Top Collectors

Number One Set on PSA Registry Will Tempt Hobby’s Top Collectors

It was the greatest expression of optimism in the history of the trading card industry, launching the Bubble Gum Era of card collecting during the darkest days of the Great Depression. As banks failed and desperate men waited for hours in bread lines, the Goudey Gum Company broke new ground with a 240-card issue featuring […]

Gavels ‘n’ Paddles: Ruth / Gehrig signed ball, $42,962, Goldin Auctions

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Ruth / Gehrig signed ball, $42,962, Goldin Auctions

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall A 1927 OAL Ban Johnson baseball signed by New York Yankee sluggers Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig sold for $42,962 in an online auction held June 23rd by Goldin Auctions, based in Runnemede, N.J. Also, a nearly complete set (93/96) of 1959 Fleer Three […]

Gavels ‘n’ Paddles: Babe Ruth signed contract, $282,325, Goldin Auctions

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Babe Ruth signed contract, $282,325, Goldin Auctions

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall A 1934 Babe Ruth signed New York Yankees player contract sold for $282,325 at a Spring Premium Live Auction held April 26th by Goldin Auctions, based in Runnemede, N.J. Also, a 1929-1930 Babe Ruth game-used Louisville Slugger R34 bone-rubbed bat was a hit for […]

Gavels ‘n’ Paddles: Detective Comics #29, $53,675, Weiss Auctions

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Detective Comics #29, $53,675, Weiss Auctions

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall A copy of Detective Comics #29 (July 1939), bought by the consignor at a tag sale for $20, sold for $53,675 at an auction held Feb. 14-15 by Weiss Auctions in Lynbrook, N.Y. Also, a copy of DC Comics Showcase #4 (Oct. 1956), the […]

Jerseys from Mantle and Mays, Rookie Cards From Ruth and Alcindor May Rewrite Record Books

Jerseys from Mantle and Mays, Rookie Cards From Ruth and Alcindor May Rewrite Record Books

Nearly 4,000 lots expected to surpass $10M in  Heritage’s November 16-18 online catalog auction DALLAS, Texas (Oct. 24, 2017) – Heritage Auctions expects to continue to continue its lengthy streak of eight-figure quarterly auctions in mid-November, as nearly 4,000 lots are placed upon the auction block for the hobby’s largest global bidding audience Nov. 16-18. […]

Great Collections: June 2017

Great Collections: June 2017

The Eric C. Caren Collection Photos: Christie’s Images Ltd. 2017 Eric C. Caren has been called the “Babe Ruth of private historical collecting” and compared to the 19th century collector Sir Thomas Phillips. His collection, The Caren Archive, is acknowledged as one of the largest and most important private collections of Paper Americana in the […]

Gavels ‘n’ Paddles: Mickey Mantle rookie card $183,750, Goldin Auctions

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall A 1952 Topps #311 Mickey Mantle rookie card, graded PSA NM7, sold for $183,750 at a Holiday Auction that closed Dec. 3 by Goldin Auctions (www.GoldinAuctions.com), based in Runnemede, N.J. Also, Mike Trout’s 2014 MVP season game-used and signed glove soared to $31,850; the […]