Tag Archives: Baseball

Elite Bronx Bombers Material Rewrites Record Books

Elite Bronx Bombers Material Rewrites Record Books

… in Heritage Auctions’ $3.8 Million “Yankee Legends” Sale DALLAS, Texas (Dec. 12, 2017) – The most decorated franchise in baseball history continued its winning ways in Heritage Auctions’ “Yankee Legends” auction, emphatically closing out annual auction sales in excess of $60 million for the sports collectibles category of the world’s largest collectibles auctioneer. Key […]

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. […]

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Norman Rockwell painting, $1.68 million, Heritage

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Norman Rockwell painting, $1.68 million, Heritage

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall A baseball-themed painting by artist Norman Rockwell that appeared on the cover of the Saturday Evening Post in 1949, originally thought to be a signed copy but then turned out to be an original, sold for $1.68 million at a Platinum Night Sports Auction […]

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Hack Wilson game uniform, $382,812, Goldin Auctions

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Hack Wilson game uniform, $382,812, Goldin Auctions

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall The jersey and pants that Chicago Cubs slugger Hack Wilson wore in a game in 1930 sold for $382,812 at a Premium Live Summer Auction held July 27th by Goldin Auctions, based in Runnemeade, N.J. Also, a Boston Red Sox jersey signed and worn […]

Gavels 'n' Paddles: 1915 Ty Cobb baseball card, $432,000, Heritage Auctions

Gavels 'n' Paddles: 1915 Ty Cobb baseball card, $432,000, Heritage Auctions

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall A 1915 Cracker Jack #30 baseball trading card, one of only three cards known graded PSA Mint 9, sold for $432,000 at a Premium Sportscard Catalog Auction held June 29th by Heritage Auctions in Dallas, Tex. Also, a Topps 1954 Hank Aaron #128 baseball […]

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Uncut sheet, baseball cards, $32,200, Blackwell Auctions

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Uncut sheet, baseball cards, $32,200, Blackwell Auctions

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall An uncut sheet of 110 Topps baseball cards from 1956 sold for $32,200 at an Americana Auction held June 10th by Blackwell Auctions in Clearwater, Fla. Also, a Los Angeles Police Dept. lieutenant’s badge #7, accompanied by a 14kt gold retirement badge, went for […]

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Jackie Robinson game bat, $255,000, Goldin Auctions

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Jackie Robinson game bat, $255,000, Goldin Auctions

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall A bat used by baseball great Jackie Robinson in the 1955 World Series sold for $255,000 at the 70th anniversary Jackie Robinson Auction held April 29-30 by Goldin Auctions, based in Runnemede, N.J. Also, Robinson’s game-worn hat from 1955-1956 was a hit for $65,025; […]

Collecting with Jeff: April 2017

Collecting with Jeff: April 2017

Team Mascots By Jeff Figler From Fredbird to Bernie Brewer, the Slider to the Phillie Phanatic, mascots have been a relatively new and entertaining innovation to Major League Baseball. Although Max Patkin, a former minor league player, was known as the “Clown Prince of Baseball,” he was not playing the role as an “official” mascot, […]

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Lou Gehrig-signed card, $49,450, Weiss Auctions

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Lou Gehrig-signed card, $49,450, Weiss Auctions

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall A 1934 Goudey baseball card for Lou Gehrig, signed by the Yankees’ slugger and with a JSA certificate, sold for $49,450 (a record for that year and card) at an auction held March 4th by Weiss Auctions in Lynbrook, N.Y. Also, a 1933 Gehrig […]

Championship Collectibles At Auction

Championship Collectibles At Auction

By Terry Melia Photos courtesy SCP Auctions On the night of November 2, 2016, at 28 minutes past midnight, Chicago Cubs’ third baseman Kris Bryant scooped up a weak ground ball hit by Cleveland Indians’ pinch-hitter Michael Martinez and fired it to Cubs’ first baseman Anthony Rizzo. That bang-bang play signified the final out of […]