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Mel Ott Game-Worn Gear, Personal Memorabilia Headed to Auction

Posted on September 20, 2017 – 4:42 pm Author: Ryan Cracknell

Find out about several pieces of Mel Ott memorabilia being sold through SCP Auctions in November, 2017. Among the pieces is a 1948 game-worn New York Giants uniform.

Jackie Robinson Game-Used Rookie Jersey Expected to Fetch Millions

Posted on September 19, 2017 – 5:28 pm Author: Ryan Cracknell

Details on a game-used Jackie Robinson jersey worn in 1947, his rookie season, being sold at auction in October, 2017 by Heritage Auctions.

Goodwin & Co. Extends Auction Due to Hurricane Irma

Posted on September 12, 2017 – 3:13 pm Author: Ryan Cracknell

Details on Goodwin & Co. extending the close of its Masterpieces & Uncommon Commons LXXII auction due to Hurricane Irma.

Jackie Robinson’s First Contracts Being Sold at Auction, Appraised at $36 Million

Posted on September 7, 2017 – 11:39 am Author: Ryan Cracknell

Details on Jackie Robinson’s first contracts with the Brooklyn Dodgers and Montreal Royals being sold together in November, 2017 through Goldin Auctions.

1999 Pokemon 1st Edition Charizard Holo Sells for Over $55,000

Posted on August 28, 2017 – 11:48 am Author: Ryan Cracknell

Details on a 1999 Pokemon 1st Edition Charizard Holo selling for $55,650 in August, 2017 on eBay. The card was graded Pristine BGS 10.

1980-81 Topps Larry Bird, Magic Johnson Rookie Card Sells for Over $74,000

Posted on August 7, 2017 – 10:21 am Author: Ryan Cracknell

Details on a 1980-81 Topps Larry Bird, Magic Johnson Rookie Card selling for almost $75,000 through Goldin Auctions in August, 2017.

1998 Pikachu Illustrator Pokemon Card Lands on eBay with a $75,000 Price Tag

Posted on July 11, 2017 – 12:02 pm Author: Ryan Cracknell

Details on a 1998 Pikachu Illustrator Pokemon card BGS 7.5 being listed on eBay for $75,000 in July, 2017. The Illustrator Pikachu is the most valuable Pokemon card of all-time.

Aaron Judge MLB Debut, First Home Run Jersey Up for Auction

Posted on July 6, 2017 – 8:02 pm Author: Ryan Cracknell

Details on the jersey Aaron Judge wore in his MLB debut and to hit his first home run being auctioned through Steiner in July, 2017.

Someone Collected Tickets from Every Game Albert Pujols Hit His First 600 Home Runs. Now They’re For Sale.

Posted on July 3, 2017 – 4:41 pm Author: Ryan Cracknell

Details on a lot of tickets from every game in which Albert Pujols hit his first 600 home runs being sold through Goldin Auctions in July, 2017.

1986-87 Fleer Basketball Box Fetches $66,000

Posted on June 30, 2017 – 12:59 pm Author: Ryan Cracknell

Details on a 1986-87 Fleer Basketball box selling for $66,000 through Heritage Auctions in June, 2017. The Michael Jordan Rookie Card tops the set.

1915 Cracker Jack Ty Cobb Sells for $432,000

Posted on June 30, 2017 – 12:01 pm Author: Ryan Cracknell

Details on a PSA 9 1915 Cracker Jack Ty Cobb baseball card selling for more than $430,000 through Heritage Auctions in June, 2017.

2011 Topps Update Mike Trout Diamond 1/1 Sells for Over $35,000

Posted on June 20, 2017 – 2:26 pm Author: Ryan Cracknell

Details on an auction for the 2011 Topps Update Diamond Anniversary Authentic Diamond Mike Trout, a one-of-one parallel of the popular Rookie Card.

1948 Bowman Baseball Box Tops $520,000 and More Big Vintage Box Prices from Attic Find

Posted on June 16, 2017 – 12:03 pm Author: Ryan Cracknell

Details on a near-complete box of 1948 Bowman Baseball cards selling for more than $520,000 and highlights of other sale prices from the same attic find.

The “Original” T206 Honus Wagner Sells for Over $609,000

Posted on June 12, 2017 – 9:33 am Author: Ryan Cracknell

The first T206 Honus Wagner baseball card to be featured in mainstream media sold for more than $609,000 in SCP Auctions’ 2017 Spring Premier Auction.

Michael Jordan’s Converse Sneakers from 1984 Olympics Gold Medal Game Top $190,000

Posted on June 11, 2017 – 9:38 pm Author: Ryan Cracknell

Details on the game-used Converse sneakers worn by Michael Jordan during the 1984 Olympics gold medal game selling for more than $190,000 in June, 2017.

Chain of Custody: The Original Wagner’s Owner Speaks

Posted on June 8, 2017 – 5:43 pm Author: Stephen Laroche

00000 By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Sports Card Monthly Editor For decades, the Honus Wagner card from the landmark T206 set that was issued between 1909 and 1911 has been regarded as the hobby’s holy grail. Countless collectors have dreamed of owning one, but very few have even laid their hands upon it or seen […]

“I Don’t Want to Be a Pirate!” Seinfeld’s Puffy Shirt Up for Auction

Posted on June 8, 2017 – 12:15 pm Author: Ryan Cracknell

Details on the iconic Seinfeld puffy shirt being sold at auction through Profiles in History in June, 2017.

Barry Bonds’ 716th Home Run Uniform and Bat Up for Auction

Posted on May 19, 2017 – 5:31 pm Author: Ryan Cracknell

Details on the uniform and bat Barry Bonds used for his 716th home run being sold through Goldin Auctions.

1916 M101-5 Blank Back Babe Ruth Tops $550,000

Posted on May 16, 2017 – 1:53 pm Author: Ryan Cracknell

Details on a 1916 M101-5 Blank Back Babe Ruth selling for $552,000 through Heritage Auctions in May, 2017.

Original Major League Baseball Constitution and Founding Documents Being Sold at Auction

Posted on April 24, 2017 – 9:32 pm Author: Ryan Cracknell

Details on the original Major League Baseball Constitution and Founding Documents being sold at SCP’s 2017 Spring Premier Auction. Includes background and importance of the document.

Babe Ruth’s Last Will and Testament Returns to the Auction Block

Posted on April 21, 2017 – 5:36 pm Author: Ryan Cracknell

Details on Babe Ruth’s Last Will and Testament being sold at SCP’s 2017 Spring Premier Auction.

Historic Willie O’Ree memorabilia up for bids via Goldin Auctions

Posted on April 18, 2017 – 7:46 am Author: Stephen Laroche

00000 By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Hockey Editor Nearly 60 years ago, Willie O’Ree broke the NHL’s color barrier as a member of the Boston Bruins and two remarkable pieces of memorabilia related to his time with the team are now on the auction block. In addition to the letter inviting O’Ree to attend training […]

Willie Stargell Awards, World Series Rings Among Memorabilia Being Auctioned

Posted on April 15, 2017 – 5:48 pm Author: Ryan Cracknell

A dozen pieces of key Willie Stargell memorabilia are being sold at SCP Auction’s 2017 Spring Premier Auction. Lots include awards and World Series rings.

1952 Topps Willie Mays PSA 9 Soars Past $150,000 on eBay

Posted on March 9, 2017 – 3:04 pm Author: Ryan Cracknell

A 1952 Topps Willie Mays graded PSA 9 has landed on eBay and bids quickly passed the $150,000 mark.

1916 Standard Biscuit Babe Ruth Baseball Card Sells for $288,000

Posted on February 24, 2017 – 6:26 pm Author: Ryan Cracknell

Details on a rare 1916 Standard Biscuit Babe Ruth baseball card selling for well over $200,000 in February, 2016 through Heritage Auctions.

Eric Lindros sells personal memorabilia through Classic Auctions

Posted on February 15, 2017 – 5:13 pm Author: Stephen Laroche

00000 By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Hockey Editor To many hockey card and memorabilia collectors, Eric Lindros is a name that ranks among the all-time greats in the hobby. A little over 25 years ago, he burst onto the scene as a highly-touted prospect and had a remarkable career that ultimately took him to induction […]

Elusive 1997-98 SP Authentic Sign of the Time Michael Jordan Autograph Being Sold

Posted on February 14, 2017 – 2:08 pm Author: Ryan Cracknell

Details on an extremely rare and valuable BGS 9 1997-98 SP Authentic Sign of the Times Michael Jordan autograph being sold on eBay.

1998 Playoff Contenders Peyton Manning Autograph PSA 10 Tops $40,000 in Early Bidding

Posted on February 9, 2017 – 12:35 pm Author: Ryan Cracknell

Details on a PSA 10 1998 Playoff Contenders Peyton Manning autograph being sold by Heritage Auctions in February, 2016. Early bidding topped $43,000.

Beckett Auctions Selling 2016 Topps Star Wars Masterwork Daisy Ridley Autograph for Charity

Posted on February 1, 2017 – 4:47 pm Author: Ryan Cracknell

Details on an auction for a 2016 Topps Star Wars Masterwork Daisy Ridley autograph with all proceeds going to St. Judes Children’s Cancer Research.

Ronald Reagan Signed Presidential Oath, Tupac Shakur Letter Fetch Big Bids at Goldin Auctions Sale

Posted on January 31, 2017 – 10:29 am Author: Ryan Cracknell

Details on some of the key items sold at Goldin Auction’s Winter 2017 sale. Among the notable items were a historic Ronald Reagan oath and letter by Tupac, both vetted by Beckett Authentication Services.

Jim Bouton’s Ball Four archive and memorabilia up for bids through SCP Auctions

Posted on January 18, 2017 – 4:50 pm Author: Stephen Laroche

00000 By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Sports Card Monthly Editor Back in 1970, the baseball world was in furor over a book called Ball Four that was written by a journeyman pitcher named Jim Bouton. Peeling back the curtain about life in the Major Leagues and pulling no punches, the visceral reaction from the baseball […]

Jose Canseco offers fans a chance at landmark bat

Posted on January 11, 2017 – 9:15 pm Author: Stephen Laroche

00100 By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Sports Card Monthly Editor The opportunity to buy a piece of memorabilia directly from a player is a rare treat for collectors. Quite often, they will have to go through an auction house or simply settle for a sliver of it that has been embedded in a trading card. […]

Vince Lombardi 1956 Championship Ring, JFK Telegram Headed for Auction

Posted on December 29, 2016 – 12:17 pm Author: Ryan Cracknell

Details on Vince Lombardi memorabilia being sold by SCP Auctions in January, 2017 including his 1956 championship ring and a telegram from John F. Kennedy.

20 Cards Top $50,000 in Heritage Auctions Sale

Posted on November 18, 2016 – 3:00 pm Author: Ryan Cracknell

Details on the top 25 sports card sales at the Heritage Auctions 2016 November Sports Collectibles Catalog Auction including a million-dollar 1952 Topps Mickey Mantle.

Here’s a Pennant from the Last Time the Chicago Cubs Won the World Series

Posted on October 27, 2016 – 4:08 pm Author: Ryan Cracknell

See what a 1908 Chicago Cubs World Champions pennant looks like. One is being sold by Heritage Auctions.