Barry Scott of Guntown, Mississippi, pulled a once in a lifetime card at his local hobby shop, Sportscards, on November 9, and today he is offering collectors their own once in a lifetime experience through an online auction launched at 5 p.m. CST today. The card, a product of the 2005 SP Legendary Cuts from Upper Deck, features the signatures of Babe Ruth, Ty Cobb, Honus Wagner, and Walter Johnson, four of the five member of the inaugural baseball Hall of Fame.
While it might not have the same type of impact of the AFL-NFL merger in 1970, the consolidation of GameUsedUniverse and GameUsedForum will likely leave those utilizing the new-and-improved site feeling like they’re now getting the best of both worlds.
The upcoming December 7th, 2005 Mile High Card Company auction continues to show that MHCC is committed to maintaining its status as the preeminent auctioneer of truly high-grade cards all the while looking to firmly establish themselves in the high-end memorabilia market as well. Without question the firm has been active as the December 7th auction offers up over 900 lots of precisely selected high-grade cards, key 19th century pieces, amazing high grade sets, and choice pieces of memorabilia, which should have collectors scrambling in attempts to procure some of the treasures offered within the auction.
The Holiday Season is looking better and better for devout Mickey Mantle fans. American Memorabilia, the Las Vegas Sports Auction House, will be offering a number of the most unique Mickey Mantle signed baseballs. Each of these Official American League spheres will be a featured lot in their December 8th "Holiday Gift Auction." PSA/DNA have already authenticated each baseball and due to the atypical inscriptions penned by Mantle, an event such as this is highly unlikely to be repeated.
MastroNet, Inc, the leading Sports and Americana collectibles source has an established history of setting auction records and bringing the best collectibles to public auction. But, it appears this time, the auction powerhouse has outdone itself by leaps and bounds. On November 21, bidding will begin in the largest multi-consignment, internet/phone auction MastroNet has ever conducted. Over 2,800 items of high-quality memorabilia are expected to attract vigorous bidding. The items available represent all collecting genres including sports, comic books and comic art, historical milestones, Hollywood, music, political campaigns and more. Bidding will conclude on December 7, 8 and 9.
A year ago, the “final out baseball” from the Red Sox-Cardinals World Series, was retained by Boston first baseman Doug Mientkiewicz and became the focus of great controversy and an important part of Boston team history.
American Memorabilia's "Holiday Gift Auction" has opened and is accepting online bids. The printed catalog will be mailed this week! To register online go to www.americanmemorabilia.com or you can register by telephone by calling the toll free number 800-430-0667. The office is open from 7:00 am - 7:00 pm (PST).
Vintage memorabilia is a red-hot market, and there is no shortage of auction companies offering great items throughout the year. But there’s no time of year in the auction market like early December, when several high-profile auction houses roll out some of their finest material in the hopes of attracting wealthy collectors.
With 17,000 sets registered at the time of the awards deadline on October, 31, 2005, 5,000 more than last year, selecting the final award winners was an indomitable task for our judges. The Registry is now home to some of the finest sportscard, non-sports cards, and memorabilia sets ever assembled. The awards were given to registrants based on, but not limited to the following criteria: set popularity, difficulty, grade average, completion percentage, domination, and degree of competition within the set category.
On December 10th, Sotheby's and SCP Auctions will hold a sale of Important Sports Memorabilia and Cards, including unique material representing the most prolific figures in the history of America's most popular sports - baseball, football, basketball, hockey and boxing.
The St. Louis Cardinals, in conjunction with Lelands.com and Major League Baseball Advanced Media (MLBAM) will be offering more than 380 unique items from Busch Stadium in an historic online auction beginning Friday, Nov. 4 – just a few days before a wrecking ball will strike the first blow in the demolition of the venerable stadium.