Tag Archives: sports memorabilia

Can I have your Autograph?

Stan Lee at an autographing event. "I would write the stories, and hope the public would buy them and like them, and then I'd be able to pay the rent. I never really spent time thinking how long will that last, because I knew if the character became unpopular, I can always write another one. I was always writing other ones."

by Maxine Carter-Lome, Publisher Since ancient Roman times, a man’s ability to sign his name separated him from the masses and marked him as a member of the ruling class at a time when all but a very few were illiterate. A man’s signature entitled him to make decisions that affected people, property, and wealth, […]

Decorating with Sports Memorabilia

Decorating with Sports Memorabilia

by Maxine Carter-Lome Everyone knows sports fans are passionate about their players and teams. They proudly communicate where their loyalties lie through their clothing, the bumper stickers on their car, and the items they display in their home, office, and man cave.   Diehard sports fans, collectors, and enthusiasts alike can’t resist buying, saving, and […]

Publisher’s Corner: July 2019

Publisher’s Corner: July 2019

Decorative Collectibles by Maxine Carter-Lome Throughout modern history, a room or space has been set aside for the Master of the House to call his own – a place where he can go to be alone, indulge in hobbies, work or entertain his friends. Thomas Jefferson had his library, Mark Twain had a billiards room […]

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: Michael Jordan Bulls jersey, $122,750, Goldin Auctions

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Michael Jordan Bulls jersey, $122,750, Goldin Auctions

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall A game-used, signed and photo-matched Chicago Bulls home jersey, worn by Michael Jordan on April 11, 1998, when he recorded his 5,000th career assist, sold for $122,750 at a Summer Live and Premium Auction held August 11th by Goldin Auctions in Runnemede, N.J. Also, […]

Gavels ‘n’ Paddles: 1952 Mickey Mantle card, $125,205, Goldin Auctions

Gavels 'n' Paddles: 1952 Mickey Mantle card, $125,205, Goldin Auctions

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall A 1952 Topps #311 Mickey Mantle baseball card, graded SGC 86 NM+ 7.5, sold for $125,205 at a Legends Auction held November 11th by Goldin Auctions in Runnemede, N.J. Also, a 1909-11 T206 White Border Eddie Plank card, PSA EX5, realized $119,068; a 1959 […]

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: 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 […]