LONDON – Christie’s announces two unique collection sales to take place this summer. “The Roger Federer Collection — Sold to Benefit The RF Foundation — The Live Auction” is scheduled for June 23 at Christie’s London, and “The Roger Federer Collection – Sold to Benefit The RF Foundation – The Online Auction” will be held from June 23 to July 13-14, closing lot by lot during the two July days. Both sales comprise Roger Federer’s personal sporting memorabilia, collected over the duration of his professional tennis career. The lots offered recognize and celebrate the sporting success of Roger Federer, and the auctions will raise funds specifically for The Roger Federer Foundation.
NEW YORK – Marking a new world record for a pair of sneakers ever sold, Sotheby’s announces that sneaker investing platform RARES has acquired the Kanye West “Grammy Worn” Nike Air Yeezy 1 Prototypes from 2008 for a record-breaking $1.8 million via private sale. The price sets a new milestone for a publicly recorded sneaker sale, exceeding the current auction record for sneakers by almost three times. It also establishes the Yeezy 1 Prototypes as the most valuable sneakers ever and the first recorded sneaker sale for more than $1 million.
BOSTON (AP) – Teddy Ballgame is about to become Teddy Blockchain. Hall of Famer Ted Williams is coming to the digital memorabilia market with a release of nine different cards that follow the No. 9’s career from skinny rookie to Cooperstown inductee. The collectors’ items offered by Williams’ daughter are hand drawn by Brazilian illustrator Andre Maciel, known as Black Madre, who created the non-fungible tokens for football star Rob Gronkowski that sold out last month for $1.6 million.
NEW YORK (AP) – One of the few copies of the comic book that introduced Superman to the world has sold for a super-sized, record-setting price.
STANSTED MOUNTFICHET, England – The Out of the Ordinary auction at Sworders on April 13-14 is its largest to date, numbering close to 600 lots. The sale brings together the weird and the wonderful, from an original Dalek from the Doctor Who television series to a sword presented by Catherine the Great to a cossack who helped put down a rebellion to ‘the Smallest Show On Earth’ –the UK’s last surviving flea circus.
DALLAS – The finest known copy of the oldest sealed hangtab Super Mario Bros. smashed the previous record for the most ever paid for a video game when it sold on April 2 for $660,000 in Heritage Auctions’ Comics & Comic Art Auction.
NEW YORK (AP) – Quarterback Tom Brady is proving he’s the GOAT, not just on the football field but also in the collectibles market: A Brady rookie football card just sold for $2.25 million.
NEW YORK – If you want to freshen up your kitchen, look no further than Grandma’s old casserole dishes.
Vintage kitchenware is back in style — pieces from the mid-20th century painted with flowers, bright colors, and specific functions, such as bracketed chip and dip bowls or four-piece refrigerator storage sets.