Tag Archives: Baseball

Record-breaking prices power May Heritage Sports auction to $8.3 million tally

The hobby shows continued strength as Heritage drops gavel on $18M+ in sales in just 90 days DALLAS, TX – After the most important sports collectibles auction of the 21st century commanded nearly $10M on a snowy February 2015 Platinum Night in Manhattan, Heritage Auctions’ Sports continued its impressive run in Dallas, May 14-16, 2015, […]

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Lou Gehrig signed check, $22,600, Philip Weiss

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Lou Gehrig signed check, $22,600, Philip Weiss

Gavels ‘n’ Paddles: Lou Gehrig signed check, $22,600, Philip Weiss Recent Auction Results From Near & Far By Ken Hall A two-week paycheck in the amount of $2,198.38, made out to New York Yankees legend Lou Gehrig in 1930 and signed by him on the back (and signed on the front by team owner Jacob […]

Jackie Robinson’s glove, $373,002, Steiner Sports

Jackie Robinson’s glove, $373,002, Steiner Sports

Jackie Robinson’s glove, $373,002, Steiner Sports Gavels ‘n’ Paddles Recent Auctions from Near & Far By Ken Hall The baseball glove believed worn by Jackie Robinson during the 1955 and 1956 World Series sold for $373,002 in an auction that ended June 3 by Steiner Sports, based in New York. It was not the most […]

Black and White News Photography

Black and White News Photography By Marshall Fogel Black and white photography has a special lure for collectors in their appreciation of the creative efforts of great photographers when they fine tune their lenses and shutter speed to set the artistic light and shadows that evoke emotions through the images of their subjects. In 2005, […]

Marshall Fogel's Tips on Collecting Baseball Memorabilia

Marshall Fogel is an expert on collecting baseball memorabilia, like this Mickey Mantle card.

Marshall Fogel’s Tips on Collecting Baseball Memorabilia The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles – May 2012 The February 2012 article in The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles entitled “Baseball, A Collectible for Now and Forever” provided an historical and emotional account of baseball and the profitability of investing in baseball cards and memorabilia and the […]

Baseball: A Collectible for Now and Forever

Baseball: A Collectible for Now and Forever The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles – February 2012 by Marshall Fogel “Right up there with motherhood and apple pie, baseball brings our communities and families together in our perfect ballparks on that perfect summer’s day that is forever implanted in our mind’s eye.” Pablo Picasso and Thomas […]

Ken's Korner: Hall of Fame will ask for Barry Bonds items

Ken’s Korner: Hall of Fame will ask for Barry Bonds items – The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles – June 2006 Barry Bonds isn’t the most popular man in baseball, what with rumors of steroid abuse constantly being hurled his way, but that hasn’t stopped the National Baseball Hall of Fame from laying plans to […]

Ken's Korner: Kirby Puckett’s death brings spike in memorabilia

Ken’s Korner: Kirby Puckett’s death brings spike in memorabilia – The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles – May 2006 Whenever someone famous dies, the value of their signature and memorabilia often sees a sharp spike in value. Case in point: Kirby Puckett, the Minnesota Twins’ Hall of Fame baseball player, who died in early March […]

Ken's Korner: Boston Red Sox, Doug Mientkiewicz disagree over World Series ball

Ken’s Korner: Boston Red Sox, Doug Mientkiewicz disagree over World Series ball – The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles – April 2006 The Boston Red Sox broke one of baseball’s longest droughts in 2004, finally winning the World Series for the first time since 1917. The last out of the final game was recorded when […]

Ken's Korner: Barry Halper, baseball memorabilia collector

Ken’s Korner: Barry Halper, baseball memorabilia collector – The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles – March 2006 Until his recent death from complications of diabetes in December, Barry Halper owned one of the most extensive baseball memorabilia collections ever assembled. Halper, a limited partner in the New York Yankees, amassed some 80,000 items. A portion of it was […]