Category Archives: Auction News

Auction News

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

Posted on Tuesday June 20th, 2017 – 02:26 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 Friday June 16th, 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 Monday June 12th, 2017 – 09:33 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 Sunday June 11th, 2017 – 09:38 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 Thursday June 8th, 2017 – 05:43 PM Author: Stephen Laroche

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 it […]

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

Posted on Thursday June 8th, 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 Friday May 19th, 2017 – 05:31 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 Tuesday May 16th, 2017 – 01:53 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 Monday April 24th, 2017 – 09:32 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 Friday April 21st, 2017 – 05:36 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 Tuesday April 18th, 2017 – 07:46 AM Author: Stephen Laroche

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 camp […]

Willie Stargell Awards, World Series Rings Among Memorabilia Being Auctioned

Posted on Saturday April 15th, 2017 – 05:48 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 Thursday March 9th, 2017 – 03:04 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 Friday February 24th, 2017 – 06:26 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 Wednesday February 15th, 2017 – 05:13 PM Author: Stephen Laroche

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 in […]

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

Posted on Tuesday February 14th, 2017 – 02:08 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 Thursday February 9th, 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 Wednesday February 1st, 2017 – 04:47 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 Tuesday January 31st, 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 Wednesday January 18th, 2017 – 04:50 PM Author: Stephen Laroche

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 establishment […]

Jose Canseco offers fans a chance at landmark bat

Posted on Wednesday January 11th, 2017 – 09:15 PM Author: Stephen Laroche

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. Earlier […]

Vince Lombardi 1956 Championship Ring, JFK Telegram Headed for Auction

Posted on Thursday December 29th, 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 Friday November 18th, 2016 – 03:00 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 Thursday October 27th, 2016 – 04:08 PM Author: Ryan Cracknell

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

Yogi Berra 1953 World Series Ring Fetches Almost $160,000

Posted on Wednesday October 26th, 2016 – 02:07 PM Author: Ryan Cracknell

Highlights and top-sellers from the Steiner Sports Memorabilia’s Fall Classic Auction in October, 2016. Yogi Berra’s 1953 World Series ring led sales at $159,720.

Braden Holtby’s Tragically Hip-themed mask raises over $27,000 for charity

Posted on Tuesday October 18th, 2016 – 11:07 AM Author: Stephen Laroche

By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Hockey Editor While Braden Holtby was not able to get into game action for Canada’s winning squad at the 2016 World Cup of Hockey, the mask he wore during warm-ups and practices has accomplished something even greater as it has raised over $27,000.00 at auction. With a design that meshed […]

Steiner Sports auctioning off more Don Larsen memorabilia

Posted on Monday October 17th, 2016 – 08:07 PM Author: Stephen Laroche

By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Sports Card Monthly Editor Steiner Sports has had a long relationship with Don Larsen, the New York Yankees pitcher long remembered for throwing the only perfect game in World Series history back in 1956 and the two parties have partnered up once again to sell some treasures from the former […]

World Record $3.12 Million for T206 Honus Wagner Baseball Card

Posted on Saturday October 1st, 2016 – 10:30 PM Author: Ryan Cracknell

Details on the world record sale of the T206 Honus Wagner in October, 2016. Dubbed the Jumbo Wagner, the card was sold for $3.185 million.2

Goldin Auctions puts rookie year LeBron James Logoman on the block

Posted on Wednesday September 28th, 2016 – 02:12 PM Author: Stephen Laroche

By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Basketball Editor For many player collectors, there is always one card that proves to be incredibly desirable and elusive at the same time. One wonders if it is stashed away in someone’s personal collection or still sitting inside of a pack, but for those that chase key cards of LeBron […]

NHLPA partners with Classic Auctions to benefit charity

Posted on Friday September 2nd, 2016 – 01:13 PM Author: Stephen Laroche

By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Hockey Editor The National Hockey League Players’ Association has opened up its vault and have partnered up with Classic Auctions to give collectors everywhere the chance to own some pieces of hockey history. The auction, which will benefit The Hospital For Sick Children in Toronto, is live now and features […]

Robin Yount 3,000 Hit Bat, Ball Among Personal Items Sold at Auction

Posted on Wednesday August 31st, 2016 – 01:08 PM Author: Ryan Cracknell

Details and results from the sale of the Robin Yount Collection by SCP Auctions in August, 2016. Items include the bat and ball from his 3,000th hit.

Babe Ruth, Pete Rose Rookie Cards Top $700,000 and Other Huge Heritage Auctions Card Sales

Posted on Monday August 29th, 2016 – 12:26 PM Author: Ryan Cracknell

Over 30 sports cards sold for more than $50,000 at Heritage Auctions’ August 2016 sale. A 1916 M101-5 Babe Ruth and 1963 Pete Rose rookie card topped $700,000.

PSA 10 1979-80 Topps Wayne Gretzky Rookie Card Sells for $200,000

Posted on Monday August 22nd, 2016 – 12:53 PM Author: Ryan Cracknell

By Ryan Cracknell | Hobby Editor It has been a big month for Wayne Gretzky rookie cards. First, the lone PSA 10 1979-80 O-Pee-Chee Wayne Gretzky rookie went for $465,000 during Goldin Auctions’ 2016 Premium Live Auction at the National Sports Collectors Convention in Atlantic City. Now a PSA 10 Topps Wayne Gretzky rookie reached […]

1909 E90-1 American Caramel Joe Jackson Tops $667,000

Posted on Monday August 22nd, 2016 – 09:51 AM Author: Ryan Cracknell

Details on a 1909 E90-1 American Caramel Joe Jackson selling for more than $667,000 through SCP Auctions in August, 2016. The card is graded PSA 8.

Vintage Gordie Howe jersey offered by SCP Auctions nears $70,000 mark

Posted on Friday August 12th, 2016 – 09:50 PM Author: Stephen Laroche

By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Hockey Editor With a little over a week to go before the hammer comes down, the Detroit Red Wings jersey worn by Hockey Hall of Famer Gordie Howe during the late stages of his time with the club has edged toward $70,000.00 and SCP Auctions estimates that it could reach […]