Tag Archive for: Mickey Mantle

Heritage Auctions reports record $1.45B in 2022 sales

 

1952 Topps Mickey Mantle rookie card, $12.6 million. Image courtesy of Heritage Auctions

1952 Topps Mickey Mantle rookie card, $12.6 million. Courtesy Heritage Auctions

DALLAS — By every estimation, 2022 was a home run for Heritage Auctions. The auction house recorded more than $1.45 billion in sales in 2022, a record high for the 46-year-old Dallas-based company following 2021’s landmark results. It also set dozens of significant auction records spanning most of its categories, including one for the world’s most valuable sports collectible when a 1952 Mickey Mantle baseball card sold last summer for $12.6 million.

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Purple brocade jacket B.B. King wore in 2015 at the Vatican to perform for Pope John Paul II, est. $4,000-$6,000

Galaxy of stars featured at Guernsey’s Legends & Treasures Auction, Sept. 21

 Purple brocade jacket B.B. King wore in 2015 at the Vatican to perform for Pope John Paul II, est. $4,000-$6,000


Purple brocade jacket B.B. King wore in 2015 at the Vatican to perform for Pope John Paul II, est. $4,000-$6,000

NEW YORK – What do B.B. King, Marilyn Monroe, John Lennon, Mickey Mantle, Jimi Hendrix and Franklin D. Roosevelt have in common? Treasured objects from these and other legendary figures and events will be auctioned through Guernsey’s on Wednesday, September 21. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.

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A 1952 Topps Mickey Mantle rookie card, graded 9.5, could sell for $10 million at auction in late August. Image courtesy of Heritage Auctions, HA.com

Rare 1952 Mickey Mantle baseball card going up for auction

 

A 1952 Topps Mickey Mantle rookie card, graded 9.5, could sell for $10 million at auction in late August. Image courtesy of Heritage Auctions, HA.com

A 1952 Topps Mickey Mantle rookie card, graded 9.5, could sell for $10 million at auction in late August. Image courtesy of Heritage Auctions, HA.com

NEW YORK (AP) – A decades-old, mint condition Mickey Mantle baseball card could break a record at auction.

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Topps still tops with collectors of baseball cards

A 1956 Topps Master Set in mint condition achieved $250,000 plus the buyer’s premium in November 2019 at RR Auction. Image courtesy of RR Auction and LiveAuctioneers.

NEW YORK — Topps baseball cards have been around since the early 1950s. In light of the January 2022 news that the veteran firm has been acquired for roughly $500 million by Fanatics, a sports gear and apparel retailer, it makes sense to take a closer look at the company and the history of baseball cards as well.

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Hake’s Nov. 2-3 auction led by Capt. America shield screen-used by Chris Evans

Captain America shield screen-used by Chris Evans in ‘Avengers: Endgame.’ Image courtesy of Hake’s Auctions

YORK, Pa. – After two consecutive auctions that broke existing house records, Hake’s is back with a blockbuster November 2-3 Premier Auction that could push the pop culture giant’s 2021 gross beyond the $10 million mark. Between the red-hot state of the vintage collectibles market and an influx of new, investment-minded collectors coming into the hobby, new records are likely to be set not only by the November auction as a whole, but also in a number of pop-culture subcategories, said Hake’s president Alex Winter.

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1930s Babe Ruth- and Lou Gehrig-signed Babe Ruth Home Run Special Spalding baseball, estimated at $10,000-$15,000

Baseball legends star in Hindman June 8 sports memorabilia auction

1930s Babe Ruth- and Lou Gehrig-signed Babe Ruth Home Run Special Spalding baseball, estimated at $10,000-$15,000

1930s Babe Ruth- and Lou Gehrig-signed Babe Ruth Special Spalding baseball, estimated at $10,000-$15,000

CHICAGO – On June 8, Hindman will present its Sports Memorabilia auction, which will offer objects that reflect legendary athletes across multiple sports. Items will showcase athletes such as Michael Jordan, Peyton Manning, Mickey Mantle, Joe DiMaggio, Babe Ruth, Jackie Robinson, Muhammad Ali, and Tiger Woods. The 256-lot auction features property from the collection of acclaimed journalist and author Allen Abel. Spanning Abel’s career of over four decades, the collection includes on-site ephemera from some of the most celebrated moments in sporting history. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be 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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New York Yankees captain Roger Peckinpaugh collection nets $167K at RR Auction

Roger Peckinpaugh's game-used New York Yankees road uniform from the 1918 season, $44,569.

Roger Peckinpaugh’s game-used New York Yankees road uniform from the 1918 season, $44,569.

BOSTON — The collection of early Yankees captain and one-time American League MVP Roger Peckinpaugh sold for a combined total of $167,548, according to Boston-Based RR Auction. Absentee and online bidding was provided by LiveAuctioneers. All prices include buyer’s premium. Read more