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SOLD - $227,854 for Babe Ruth World's Fair Uniform

January 27, 2016

FOUND - Rare Baseball Cards Worth Six-Figures

November 3, 2016

SOLD - $583,500 for “Shoeless” Joe Jackson Bat

October 20, 2016

SOLD - $3.1 Million for Rare Honus Wagner Baseball Card

October 3, 2016

SOLD - $1.7 Million for Rare Baseball Photos

August 29, 2016

SOLD - $465,000 for Wayne Gretzky Rookie Card

August 5, 2016

SOLD - $239,000 for Rare Eddie Plank Baseball Card

July 29, 2016

SOLD - $478,500 for Vintage Mays Baseball Card

May 24, 2016

SOLD - $118,000 for Babe Ruth Baseball Glove

April 6, 2016

FOUND - $1 Million in Baseball Cards in Trash

March 3, 2016

SOLD - $478,000 for Roberto Clemente Card

February 29, 2016

eBay

SOLD - $501,900 for 1952 Mickey Mantle Card

February 24, 2016

SOLD - $62,140 for Historic NFL Football

February 13, 2016

SOLD - $187,000 for Kentucky Derby Trophy

January 11, 2016

SOLD - $525,800 for 1952 Mickey Mantle Card

Source: Heritage Auctions – December 11, 2015

SOLD - $403,000 for 1948 Basketball Card

Source: SCP Auctions – December 8, 2015

eBay

SOLD - $486,000 for 1952 Mickey Mantle Card on eBay

ONLINE - A 1952 (Topps #311) Mickey Mantle baseball card has fetched $486,000 on eBay. The card (graded PSA 8 NM-MT) is was sold by PWCC in a eBay auction.

Source: eBay - November 9, 2015

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Sioux City Journal
SOLD - $409,000 for Historic 4-Minute Mile Shoes

LONDON, UK - A pair of running shoes worn by Roger Bannister in 1954, when he broke the 4-minute mile, have sold at auction for $409,000. The shoes were sold by Christies Auctions.

Source: Sioux City Journal - September 10, 2015

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SCP Auctions
SOLD - $230,041 for Olympic Dream Team Basketball

LAGUNA NIGUEL, CALIFORNIA, USA - A rare basketball signed by the 1992 U.S. Olympic "Dream Team" has fetched $230,041 at auction. The Basketball was sold by SCP Auctions.

Source: SCP Auctions - August 24, 2015

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eBay
SOLD - $10,200 for Unopened Box of Cards on eBay

ONLINE - An unopened box of 1970 Topps baseball cards (wax pack box with 24 total packs) has fetched $10,200 in the an eBay auction. The baseball cards were sold by probstein123.

Source: eBay - August 14, 2015

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Heritage
SOLD - $179,250 for Gehrig's 1930s NY Yankee's Cap

CHICAGO, ILLINOIS, USA - A New York Yankees cap worn by Lou Gehrig in the 1930s has fetched $179,250 at auction. The baseball cap was sold by Heritage Auctions.

Source: Heritage - July 31, 2015

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Love of the Game Auctions
SOLD - $436,970 for Rare Baseball Bat found in home

NEW YORK, NY, USA - A family discovered an old baseball bat they kept around the house for 'protection' once belonged to Lou Gehrig. The bat fetched $436,970 when sold by Love of the Game Auctions.

Source: Love of the Game Auctions - August 9, 2015

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Auction
SOLD - $310,700 for 1955 Roberto Clemente Card

CHICAGO, ILLINOIS, USA - A rare 1955 (Topps #164) Roberto Clemente baseball card (Graded PSA Mint 9) has sold at auction for $310,700. The card was sold by
Heritage Auctions.

Source: Heritage - July 31, 2015

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eBay
SOLD - $91,300 for Jordan Basketball Card on eBay

ONLINE - An extremely rare Michael Jordan Basketball Card (serial number 001 of 100) has sold for $91,300 in an eBay auction listed by Baseball Card Exchange.

Source: eBay - August 2, 2015

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Heritage
SOLD - $382,000 for 1952 Mickey Mantle Card

CHICAGO, ILLINOIS, USA - A 1952 (Topps #311) Mickey Mantle baseball card (Graded PSA NM-MT 8) has fetched $382,000 at auction. The card was sold by Heritage Auctions.

Source: Heritage - July 31, 2015

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Heritage SOLD - $179,000 for Baseball Card in Old Box

CHICAGO, ILLINOIS, USA - An 1860s Brooklyn Atlantics team baseball card discovered inside an old chocolate box has fetched $179,000 at Heritage Auctions.

Source: Boston.com - July 31, 2015

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Hunt
SOLD - $80,000 for Rare Vintage Jersey

PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA, USA - An extremely rare baseball jersey from the (1945-47) Kansas City Monarchs has sold for $80,000. The jersey was sold by Hunt Auctions.

Source: Hunt - July 21, 2015

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Lelands Auctions
SOLD - $36,542 for Vintage Secretariet Horseshoe

BOHEMIA, NEW YORK, USA - A horseshoe that was worn in 1973 by legendary race horse Secretariat has sold for $36,542. The horseshoe was sold by Lelands Auctions.

Source: Lelands Auctions - July 17, 2015

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Gray Flannel Auctions
SOLD - $130,000 for 1960's Wilt Chamberlain Jersey

WESTHAMPTON, NEW YORK, USA - A 1960's Wilt Chamberlain Game Worn Jersey (Philadelphia Warriors) has sold for $130,000. The Jersey was sold by Gray Flannel Auctions.

Source: Gray Flannel Auctions - June 25, 2015

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Heritage Auctions
SOLD - $59,750 for Vintage Yankees Nodder

DALLAS, TEXAS, USA - A large (14 inch) promotional nodder produced for the (1961-62) New York Yankees sold at auction for $59,750. The rare nodder (one two known) was sold by Heritage Auctions.

Source: Heritage Auctions - May 15, 2015

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NEW - Research Sports Memorabilia Prices

A list of free online resources for website for tracking and researching sold prices achieved by some of the world's best sports memorabilia auctioneers.

Source: What Sells Best - May 6, 2015

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INTERVIEW - Sports Memorabilia Collecting

Interview with long-time collector and Los Angeles Sports Museum founder Gary Cypres on Memorabilia collecting and the research website he co-counded with his son Jeremy, PriceRealized.com.

Source: What Sells Best - May 6, 2015

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Robert Edward Auctions
SOLD - $1.3 Million for Antique Baseball Card

WATCHUNG, NEW JERSEY, USA - An Honus Wagner baseball card (T206 Honus Wagner) has sold for $1.3 million (with buyer premium) in an online auction. The card was sold by Robert Edward Auctions.

Source: Robert Edward Auctions - April 26, 2015

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SCP Auctions
$71,554 for Michael Jordan's Rookie Shoes

LAGUNA NIGUEL, CALIFORNIA, USA - A pair of game-worn shoes given to a ball boy by Michael Jordan in his 1984 rookie season have sold for $71,554. The shoes were sold by SCP Auctions.

Source: SCP Auctions - April 26, 2015

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Forbes
SOLD - $573,600 for 1955 Sandy Koufax Jersey

NEW YORK, NEW YORK, USA - A 1955 Sandy Koufax Game Worn Rookie Jersey (Brooklyn Dodgers), has sold for $573,600. The Jersey was sold by Heritage.

Source: Forbes - February 25, 2015

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Heritage
SOLD - $717,000 for 1921 Babe Ruth Bat

NEW YORK, NEW YORK, USA - A baseball bat used by Babe Ruth in 1921 to set a home run record has sold for $717,000. The bat was sold by Heritage Auctions.


Source: Heritage Auctions- February 21, 2015

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ABC 7 New York
SOLD - $956,000 for Ali vs Liston Boxing Gloves

NEW YORK, NEW YORK, USA - Two pairs of Boxing Gloves from the 1965 Muhammad Ali vs Sonny Liston fight, have sold for $956,000. The gloves were sold by Heritage.

Source: ABC 7 New York - February 22, 2015

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Heritage
SOLD - $179,000 Shoeless Joe Photo from Scrapbook

CLEVELAND, OHIO, USA - A rare signed photo of Shoeless Joe Jackson found in a scrapbook has sold for $179,000. The photo was sold through Heritage Auctions.

Source: WYFF 4 - February 22, 2015

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Heritage
SOLD - $43,020 Lombardi Sweater from 58¢ Goodwill bin

WEST ASHERVILLE, N. CAROLINA, USA - A couple found Vince Lombardi's sweater at a Goodwill for 58 cents. The sweater sold for $43,020 at Heritage Auctions on February 21st.

Source: CBS News - February 22, 2015

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eBay
SOLD - $41,988 for Jordan Basketball Card on eBay

ONLINE - A rare Michael Jordan Basketball Card (1997 E-X2001 Essential Credentials Now #9 - Graded BGS 9 Mint) has sold for $41,988 in an eBay auction by PWCC Auctions.

Source: eBay - February 13, 2015

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Goldin Auctions
SOLD - $169,400 for 1942 Joe DiMaggio Jersey

NEW YORK, NEW YORK, USA - Joe DiMaggio's 1942 game used (and signed) New York Yankees jersey has sold for $169,400. The jersey was sold by Goldin Auctions.

Source: Goldin Auctions - February 7, 2014

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eBay
SOLD - $80,900 for 1916 Ruth Card on eBay

ONLINE - A 1916 Babe Ruth Rookie #151 (Sporting News) Baseball Card (Graded PSA 5 EX ) from when he was with the Boston Red Sox has sold for $80,900 in an eBay auction.

Source: eBay - February 5, 2015

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Lelands
$104,260 for Legendary Seabiscuit Saddle

BOHEMIA, NEW YORK, USA - A saddle worn by the famed racehorse Seabiscuit (May 23, 1933 – May 17, 1947), during his legendary final race, has sold for $104,260 at a Lelands auction.

Source: What Sells Best - January 21, 2015

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CBS Sports
$33,000 for Michael Jordan's College Shoes

WESTHAMPTON, NEW YORK, USA - Michael Jordan's autographed game-worn shoes from his freshman year in college have sold for $33,000. The shoes were sold by Grey Flannel Auctions.

Source: CBS Sports - December 18, 2014

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TMZ
$303,277 for 1934 Babe Ruth Baseball Cap

WESTHAMPTON, NEW YORK, USA - Babe Ruth's game-worn cap from a 1934 barnstorming trip to Japan has sold for $303,277. The baseball cap was sold by Grey Flannel Auctions.

Source: TMZ - December 18, 2014

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Bloomberg
$403,664 for 1909 Honus Wagner Baseball Card

ONLINE - A recently discovered Honus Wagner baseball card has sold for $403,664 in an online auction. The baseball card was sold by SCP Auctions.

Source: Bloomberg - December 8, 2014

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Antiques Trade Gazette
$345,000 for 1953 Sports Medal

LONDON, UK - A sports medal awarded to English footballer Stanley Matthews in 1953, has sold for $345,000 (£220,000). The medal was sold by Graham Budd Auctions.

Source: Antiques Trade Gazette - August 27, 2014

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Sports Net
$340,000 for Gehrig's 1928 World Series Watch

LAGUNA NIGUEL, CALIFORNIA, USA - A watch given to Lou Gehrig's to commemorate a World Series title win, has sold for $340,000. The watch was sold by SCP Auctions.

Source: Sports Net - August 27, 2014

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The Daily Mail
$398,000 for 1971 Ali Boxing Gloves

CLEVELAND, OHIO, USA - Boxing gloves worn by Muhammad Ali during his 1971 fight with Joe Frazier have sold for $398,000 (£237,000). The gloves were sold by Heritage Auctions.

Source: The Daily Mail - August 1, 2014

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Forbes
$287,500 for Autographed Gehrig Baseball Mitt

MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA, USA - An autographed Lou Gehrig baseball mitt (circa 1935) sold for $287,500 at MLB All-Star FanFest. The glove was sold by Hunt Auctions.

Source: Forbes - July 15, 2014

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Paul Fraser Collectibles
$57,500 for 1920s Cuban Baseball Cards

YORK, PENNSYLVANIA, USA - A rare complete set of (84) 1920s Tomas Gutierrez Cuban baseball cards has sold for $57,500. The cards were originally issued in packs of Diaz cigarettes.

Source: Paul Fraser Collectibles - March 21, 2014

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The Daily Mail
$863,000 for Muhammad Ali Boxing Gloves

NEW YORK, NY, USA - Boxing gloves worn by Muhammad Ali during his first Heavyweight Championship title victory with Sonny Liston, in 1964, have sold in auction for $863,000 (£520,000).

Source: The Daily Mail - February 24, 2014

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Sky News
$717,000 for Babe Ruth Yankees Pocket Watch

NEW YORK, NY, USA - An engraved pocket watch given to Babe Ruth after beating the New York Giants, in the 1923 World Series, has sold for $717,000 (£431,000).

Source: Sky News - February 23, 2014

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ESPN
1926 Babe Ruth-Signed Baseball Sells for $250,641

WESTHAMPTON, NY, USA - A famous baseball signed by Babe Ruth with a promise to hit a home run (in the 1926 World Series) for an ailing 11-year-old boy, has sold for $250,641.

Source: ESPN - February 7, 2014

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Paul Fraser Collectibles
Honus Wagner Card Collects $657,500

BOHEMIA, NY, USA - A rare T206 Honus Wagner baseball card produced for Sweet Caporal cigarettes, has sold for $657,500. An estimated 50-75 are thought to have survived to present day.

Source: Paul Fraser Collectibles - January 13, 2014

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USA Today
Jackie Robinson Rookie Award Fetches $401,968

BOHEMIA, NY, USA - The 1947 Rookie of the Year award which was given to Jackie Robinson for the season he broke baseball's color barrier, has sold for $401,968.

Source: USA Today - January 13, 2014

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ESPN
1992 Laettner Duke Jersey Sells for $119,500

BOHEMIA, NY, USA - A Jersey worn by Christian Laettner when he took a famous shot to lead Duke over Kentucky in the 1992 NCAA tournament, has sold for $119,500.

Source: ESPN - January 13, 2014

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Sports Illustrated
Michael Jordan’s ‘Flu Shoes’ Fetch $104,000

WESTHAMPTON, NY, USA - The Sneakers worn by Michael Jordan while he experiened flu-like symptoms (caused by food poisoning) during Game 5 of the 1997 NBA Finals have sold for $104,000.

Source: Sports Illustrated - December 12, 2013

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National Post
$1.4 Million for Jesse Owens’ 1936 Gold Medal

LAGUNA NIGUEL, CALIFORNIA, USA - The 1936 (Berlin) Olympic gold medal won by Jesse Owens has sold for $1.4 million. The sale set a new record for a piece of Olympic memorabilia.

Source: National Post - December 8, 2013

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Paul Fraser Collectibles
$550,000 for Mazeroski's 1960 Pirates Uniform

LOUISVILLE, KENTUCKY, USA - The uniform worn by Bill Mazeroski when he hit a walk-off home run in the final game of the 1960 World Series, has sold for $550,000.

Source: Paul Fraser Collectibles - November 11, 2013

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Honus Wagner Baseball Card Sells for $2.1 Million

WEST BERLIN, NEW JERSEY, USA - A collector paid $2.1 million for a T206 Honus Wagner card in an online auction. Making it the most expensive baseball card sold online at the time.

Source: Wikipedia - April 6, 2013

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