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Meet the Man Who Paid $400K for the 2009 Bowman Chrome Mike Trout Superfractor Autograph

Posted on May 11, 2018 – 4:38 pm Author: Ryan Cracknell

The 2009 Bowman Chrome Draft Mike Trout Superfractor Autograph is officially on record as a $400,000 card. The sale on eBay was legit and the deal is now closed. The new owner of the one-of-a-kind card is Dave Oancea, known to many as Vegas Dave. It’s his latest — and biggest — addition to an […]

Mike Trout’s First Game-Used MLB Bat Sells for Almost $60,000

Posted on May 8, 2018 – 5:59 pm Author: Ryan Cracknell

Details on the bat Mike Trout used in his first MLB game and to collect his first hit selling for almost $60,000 in May, 2018 through Goldin Auctions’ 2018 Spring Auction.

$430,000 Game-Used 1963 Sandy Koufax Jersey and 9 Other Big Sales from Goldin Auctions’ 2018 Spring Auction

Posted on May 7, 2018 – 3:08 pm Author: Ryan Cracknell

Highlights of the top 10 sales from the Goldin Auctions 2018 Spring Auction including a game-used Sandy Koufax 1963 Los Angeles Dodgers jersey that sold for over $429,000.

1952 Topps Mickey Mantle Sells for Over $2.8 Million

Posted on April 20, 2018 – 1:08 am Author: Ryan Cracknell

A 1952 Topps Mickey Mantle has sold for $2,880,000 through Heritage Auctions. Graded PSA 9, it’s more than double the previous record for the card. Get details on the sale, the card’s background and how it stacks up to other baseball card records.

In Case You Wanted to Own Russell Crowe’s Jockstrap from Cinderella Man, You Can

Posted on April 5, 2018 – 5:24 pm Author: Ryan Cracknell

Details on Russell Crowe’s “Art of Divorce” auction of personal items including sports memorabilia costumes from various films like a Cinderella Man jock.

1991 Topps Desert Shield Baseball Set Tops $100,000

Posted on March 20, 2018 – 4:26 pm Author: Ryan Cracknell

Details on a 1991 Topps Desert Shield Baseball set selling for more than $100,000 through Mile High Card Company in March, 2018.

Mint 1952 Topps Mickey Mantle Predicted to Sell for Millions

Posted on March 6, 2018 – 11:21 am Author: Ryan Cracknell

Details on a PSA 9 Mint Mickey Mantle being sold by Heritage Auctions in April, 2018. It’s expected to fetch millions and possibly set the record for the highest price ever paid for a baseball card.

You Can Buy the Head of the San Diego Chicken

Posted on February 1, 2018 – 1:44 pm Author: Ryan Cracknell

Details on Goldin Auctions selling a San Diego Chicken head in February, 2018. The piece comes from an original mascot suit.

Unknown 1950s Mascot Dog Food Mickey Mantle Card Discovered

Posted on January 2, 2018 – 10:56 am Author: Ryan Cracknell

Details on the discovery of previously unknown 1950s Mascot Dog Food Mickey Mantle and Yogi Berra baseball cards and their subsequent sale in January, 2018.

1951-52 Parkhurst Gordie Howe Rookie Card Tops $50,000

Posted on December 12, 2017 – 5:55 pm Author: Ryan Cracknell

Details on a 1951-52 Parkhurst Gordie Howe Rookie Card selling for more than $50,000 in December, 2017 through Goldin Auctions.

Unreleased 1998 Select, Pinnacle Certified Baseball Cards Create Feast for Player Collectors

Posted on December 5, 2017 – 4:46 pm Author: Ryan Cracknell

Details on a stash of unreleased 1998 Pinnacle Certified and Select Baseball base cards landing on eBay in December, 2017. Pinnacle went bankrupt before the cards came out.

$408,000 for a 1952 Topps Mickey Mantle Leads Heritage Sports Card Auction

Posted on November 17, 2017 – 1:24 pm Author: Ryan Cracknell

List of the top 10 sports card sales from Heritage Auctions’ 2017 November Sports Catalog Auction. $408,000 for a 1952 Topps Mickey Mantle led all sales.

Top Sales from SCP’s Fall Premier Auction 2017

Posted on November 7, 2017 – 12:23 pm Author: Ryan Cracknell

Highlights of the top 10 sales from SCP’s Fall Premier Auction 2017. Leading the way was a statue from the Rocky franchise and a pair of game-used jerseys.

20 Big Sports Card Sales in Lelands’ Masters 2017 Auction

Posted on November 1, 2017 – 3:47 pm Author: Ryan Cracknell

Countdown of the top 20 sales at the Lelands Masters 2017 Auction from October 2017. A 1962 Topps Baseball cello box led the way, topping $113,000.

Jackie Robinson Game-Used Cap, Complete with Protective Plates, Sells for Almost $600,000

Posted on October 28, 2017 – 2:21 am Author: Ryan Cracknell

Details on a game-used Jackie Robinson cap, customized with three protective plates, selling for almost $600,000 through Lelands in October, 2017.

Homer at the Bat Autographed Baseballs? Yes, Please.

Posted on October 23, 2017 – 9:48 pm Author: Ryan Cracknell

Details on three special Homer at the Bat autographed baseballs being sold through Goldin Auctions. Each is signed by players from the classic Simpsons episode as well as other celebrities.

Jersey Aaron Judge Wore to Hit His 52nd Home Run of Record-Setting 2017 Could Be Yours

Posted on October 19, 2017 – 5:03 pm Author: Ryan Cracknell

Details on the game-used jersey Aaron Judge wore to hit his final home run of the 2017 regular season being sold by Steiner Auctions in November, 2017.

Famed Bronze Rocky Statue by A. Thomas Schomberg Expected to Top $1 Million at Auction

Posted on October 16, 2017 – 10:35 am Author: Ryan Cracknell

Details on a bronze Rocky statue by A. Thomas Schomberg being sold through SCP Auctions. The statue is identical to the one Schomberg made for Rocky III.

1916 M101-4 Sporting News Babe Ruth Rookie at $400,000 and Rising

Posted on October 12, 2017 – 4:37 pm Author: Ryan Cracknell

Details on a 1916 M101-4 Babe Ruth card being sold by Robert Edward Auctions in October, 2017. The card, graded PSA 7, quickly rose to $400,000.

Aaron Judge Game-Used Fresno State Bulldogs Jersey Coming Up for Auction

Posted on October 3, 2017 – 7:23 pm Author: Ryan Cracknell

Details on an Aaron Judge game-used Fresno State jersey being sold at auction by SCP Auctions. This is the first Judge college jersey offered publicly.

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.