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Dodgers broadcasting legend Vin Scully, photographed in September 2013. He died on August 2 at the age of 94. Image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons, photo credit Floatjon. Shared under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license.

In Memoriam: Vin Scully, Dodgers broadcaster for 67 years, age 94

Dodgers broadcasting legend Vin Scully, photographed in September 2013. He died on August 2 at the age of 94. Image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons, photo credit Floatjon. Shared under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license.

Dodgers broadcasting legend Vin Scully, photographed in September 2013. He died on August 2 at the age of 94. Image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons, photo credit Floatjon. Shared under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license.

LOS ANGELES (AP) – Hall of Fame broadcaster Vin Scully, whose dulcet tones provided the soundtrack of summer while entertaining and informing Dodgers fans in Brooklyn and Los Angeles for 67 years, died on the evening of August 2. He was 94.

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Jackie Robinson Museum opens after 14 years of planning

Public domain image of Jackie Robinson from the LOOK Magazine Photograph Collection at The Library of Congress. Photo by LOOK Magazine photographer Bob Sandberg

NEW YORK (AP) – Long dreamed about and in development for longer than the big league career of the man it honors, the Jackie Robinson Museum opened Tuesday in Manhattan with a gala ceremony attended by the widow of the barrier-breaking ballplayer and two of his children.

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Complete run of Our Sports magazine from 1953, edited by Jackie Robinson, est. $800-$1,200

Swann’s March 24 sale salutes African American icons

Complete run of Our Sports magazine from 1953, edited by Jackie Robinson, est. $800-$1,200

Complete run of Our Sports magazine from 1953, edited by Jackie Robinson, est. $800-$1,200

NEW YORK — Swann Galleries’ Thursday, March 24 sale of Printed Manuscript & African Americana will feature important material ranging from slavery through the civil rights era and into the current period. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.

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Joe Louis boxing memorabilia, part of the 20,000-piece Meaders collection, est. $2 million-$10 million

60-year African Americana collection offered at Guernsey’s, Feb. 28

Movie poster touting Lena Horne’s film debut as ‘The Bronze Venus,’ part of the 20,000-piece Meaders collection, est. $2 million-$10 million

Movie poster touting Lena Horne’s film debut as ‘The Bronze Venus,’ part of the 20,000-piece Meaders collection, est. $2 million-$10 million

NEW YORK – Guernsey’s will auction more than 20,000 historic African American objects owned by 90-year old Staten Island resident Elizabeth Meaders on February 28. This important collection will be offered as a single lot on the last day of Black History Month. The lot is estimated at $2 million-$10 million. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.

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Art Deco 14Kyellow and white gold dragonfly brooch with diamonds, star sapphires, rubies, emeralds and opals, est. $100-$1,000

EstateOfMind offers stunning jewelry & Ravenal collection Oct. 2

Art Deco 14Kyellow and white gold dragonfly brooch with diamonds, star sapphires, rubies, emeralds and opals, est. $100-$1,000

Art Deco 14K yellow and white gold dragonfly brooch with diamonds, star sapphires, rubies, emeralds and opals, est. $100-$1,000

MIDDLETOWN, N.Y. – Items from the living estate of Richard S. Ravenal – the now long-retired purveyor of Asian art and antiques and former owner of Asian Gallery in New York City – will headline a two-session auction planned for Saturday, October 2, by EstateOfMind. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.

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Baseball treasures lurk within AOK May 22 auction

A century of baseball in three baseball cards (left to right): a 1911 Christy Matthewson T201 Mecca cigarettes card; a 1954 Jackie Robinson #10 Topps card; and a 2011 Mike Trout Bowman rookie card (RC) #101. All appear in AOK Auctions’s May 22 sale.

A century of baseball in three baseball cards (left to right): A 1954 Jackie Robinson #10 Topps card; a 1911 Christy Matthewson T201 Mecca cigarettes card; and a 2011 Mike Trout Bowman rookie card (RC) #101. All appear in AOK Auctions’s May 22 sale.

DAMASCUS, Va. – Sometimes, a whole tranche of treasures unexpectedly appears within the lineup of a larger auction. Such is the case with AOK Auction Gallery‘s May 22 sale featuring the Estate of Kelli Martin. Nesting within it is a head-turning selection of scarce baseball memorabilia–autographs, balls, baseball cards, and ephemera. Some pieces are modern, but many are early or vintage. The auction starts at 10 am Eastern time, with absentee and Internet live bidding available through LiveAuctioneers.

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Michael Jordan’s University of North Carolina jersey from his 1982-83 NCAA Player of the Year season, which sold for more than $1.38 million

Three-day sports memorabilia auction scores $33.5M

Michael Jordan’s University of North Carolina jersey from his 1982-83 NCAA Player of the Year season, which sold for more than $1.38 million

Michael Jordan’s University of North Carolina jersey from his 1982-83 NCAA Player of the Year season, which sold for more than $1.38 million

DALLAS – One could say there were millions of reasons why Heritage Auctions’ three-day Spring Sports Catalog Auction was a newsmaker, beginning with the final tally: more than $33.5 million, a new record high for the world’s leading sports auction house.

This new highwater mark, set May 6-8, comes just two months after March’s $32.7-million Platinum Night Sports Auction – and only five months after Heritage’s first $22-million sports auction. In fact, December’s total set what was then the all-time record for any event ever held featuring only sports cards and memorabilia.

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