1910 Honus Wagner card could rocket to $120K at Hindman, June 26

Detail of 1910 Tip Top Bread Honus Wagner baseball card (SGC 3 VG), estimated at $80,000-$120,000. Image courtesy of Hindman
1910 Tip Top Bread Honus Wagner baseball card (SGC 3 VG), estimated at $80,000-$120,000. Image courtesy of Hindman
1910 Tip Top Bread Honus Wagner baseball card (SGC 3 VG), estimated at $80,000-$120,000. Image courtesy of Hindman

CHICAGO – Hindman is currently presenting its largest Sports Memorabilia auction to date, with nearly 700 lots of trading cards, autographs and memorabilia in a timed online format until Monday, June 26. Absentee and Internet live bidding is available through LiveAuctioneers. The auction is jam-packed with items from superstars from the earliest days of sports to the present day including Honus Wagner, Jackie Robinson, Mickey Mantle, Roberto Clemente, Mike Ditka, Magic Johnson, Walter Payton, Michael Jordan and LeBron James.

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Athletes, scientists, presidents – University Archives has them all, Feb. 1

Michael Jordan game-worn Chicago Bulls jersey from the 1996-1997 season, estimated at $6,000-$7,000
Michael Jordan game-worn Chicago Bulls jersey from the 1996-1997 season, estimated at $6,000-$7,000
Michael Jordan game-worn Chicago Bulls jersey from the 1996-1997 season, estimated at $6,000-$7,000

WILTON, Conn. – A letter boldly signed by George Washington, a game-worn Michael Jordan basketball jersey, a 1963 Christmas card signed by both JFK and Jackie, and an archive of material signed by Abraham Lincoln and Stephen Douglas will appear in University Archives’ online 460-lot auction slated for Wednesday, February 1 at 11 am Eastern time. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.

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Heritage sales exceed $1B in 2021 – a first for the Dallas-based auction house

J.C. Leyendecker, ‘Beat-up Boy, Football Hero,’ $4.12 million. Image courtesy of Heritage Auctions.
J.C. Leyendecker, ‘Beat-up Boy, Football Hero,’ $4.12 million. Image courtesy of Heritage Auctions.

J.C. Leyendecker, ‘Beat-up Boy, Football Hero,’ $4.12 million. Image courtesy of Heritage Auctions

DALLAS – Heritage Auctions recorded $1.4 billion in sales in 2021, marking the first time in its 45-year history the Dallas-based auction house has surpassed the billion-dollar mark. Heritage also set numerous auction world records during the past year, including ones for the world’s most valuable comic book, J.C. Leyendecker painting, video game, Michael Jordan jersey, Peanuts artwork, hockey trading card and Harry Potter book. And it did not take a magic wand to reach this extraordinary benchmark.

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Tom Brady-signed rookie ticket set to score, Dec. 15 at Skinner

Tom Brady’s 2000 Contenders Championship Rookie Ticket, autographed by Brady, est. $300,000-$500,000
Tom Brady’s 2000 Contenders Championship Rookie Ticket, autographed by Brady, est. $300,000-$500,000
Tom Brady’s 2000 Contenders Championship Rookie Ticket, autographed by Brady, est. $300,000-$500,000

MARLBOROUGH, Mass. — Skinner Auctioneers will host an online auction of Sports Memorabilia, from December 7-15. The highlights of the sale include numerous sports cards from the longtime collection of a passionate Boston sports fan, who celebrates the elite players in baseball, football, basketball and hockey. View the fully illustrated catalog on LiveAuctioneers.

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Chicago journalist’s lifetime collection heads to Hindman Nov. 19

Drawing of Snoopy by Charles Schulz, est. $1,000-$2,000
Drawing of Snoopy by Charles Schulz, est. $1,000-$2,000
Drawing of Snoopy by Charles Schulz, est. $1,000-$2,000

CHICAGO – On November 19, Hindman Auctions will present Seeing Stars: Property from the Collection of Bill Zwecker, the former longtime entertainment and celebrity journalist. The award-winning Chicago journalist’s collection of 172 lots captures historical moments, and includes memorabilia from a wide range of genres, including film, television, theater, politics, sports and other pop culture categories. Iconic names such as Oprah Winfrey, Michael Jordan, Tom Hanks, Robert F. Kennedy, President Richard Nixon and Lady Bird Johnson will be represented in the offering. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.

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Michael Jordan memorabilia set to score at Hindman Oct. 26

Selection of Michael Jordan memorabilia from the October 26 auction
Selection of Michael Jordan memorabilia from the October 26 auction
Selection of Michael Jordan memorabilia from the October 26 auction

CHICAGO — On October 26, Hindman Auctions will present a Sports Memorabilia sale, which will be highlighted by a noteworthy selection of Michael Jordan memorabilia, among collectibles representing other distinguished athletes. From trading cards to autographs, legendary figures across the world of sports are represented in this auction, including a 1951 Mickey Mantle Bowman rookie card, Babe Ruth signed baseballs and a historic Tiger Woods signed golf flag flown at the first tournament won by Woods in 1996. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.

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Jordan-worn sneakers occupy lofty place in sports memorabilia marketplace

Michael Jordan 1984-’85 Chicago Bulls rookie sneakers, dual autographed, impeccable provenance. Grey Flannel Auctions image

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – Grey Flannel Auctions is accustomed to handling elite game-used sports memorabilia, but nothing seems to generate more interest these days than a pair of Michael Jordan game-worn sneakers. That’s the opinion of Michael Russek, Director of Operations at Scottsdale, Arizona-based Grey Flannel Auctions.

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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
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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