Auction Insider: Busy Season for Bidding

by Ryan Friedman

School is letting out, a holiday weekend lies ahead and baseball season is in full swing.  For those who follow sports memorabilia auctions, this might be the busiest time of the year so far with several auctions slated to close–or open–in the next couple of weeks.

There’s a lot of competition and that could be good news for bidders, but there are also a lot of very rare, high-grade pieces coming up for bid that will attract a lot of attention.

Several companies will wrap things up before the holiday weekend.

Huggins  & Scott Auctions current auction ends today and tomorrow, May 26-27. Highlights  from the auction include: 1968-69 Hank Aaron Game-Used  Signed  Braves Jersey, 1969 Topps Baseball Card Autographed Near  Complete   Set,  Babe  Ruth  Single-Signed  1932-1935  Spalding Baseball,  The Beatles Signed Postcard Framed with Album and more.   The auction includes 740 lots of cards and memorabilia.

SCP Auctions opens online bidding today with more than 750 lots, spanning
the  history  of  baseball,  football,  basketball, boxing, hockey and golf.  Citing the quality and diversity of the material across a broad range  of  categories,  the  event  is  being  touted  by SCP Auctions officials as one of their finest Internet auctions to date.

Legendary  Auctions  current  auction concludes today and tomorrow.  The  auction  features  hundreds of sports and non-sports singles, lots and PSA Registry sets , as well as thousands of original photos featuring the original prints of A.B. Rickerby, and the final offering of glass plate negatives from the Detroit News archive.

Schulte  Auctions May Internet Auction is in its last week of bidding. Highlights  include:  1958  NFL  Champion  Baltimore  Colts Team Signed Football,  Mike  Curtis Super Bowl V Game-worn Baltimore Colts Jersey, Don  Mattingly  Signed  2007  Game-Worn  New  York Yankees Road Jersey (Steiner, MLB), and more.

Andy  Madec  Sportscards,  Inc will be launching their latest  auction Thursday, May 26. The auction includes the usual assortment of high grade vintage  cards as well as  memorabilia, and Americana items.  The  highlight  of  the  auction is the Finest Abraham Lincoln signed document in existence w/ a PSA/DNA signature grade of MINT 9.

The  Goodwin & Company Masterpieces and Uncommon Commons XXVII auction
closes on Thursday, June 3rd, with cards from the 19th century through the Topps and Bowman years, along with a myriad of Caramel and Tobacco cards, autographs and memorabilia.

Touchdown   Treasures  specializes  in  unique  and  vintage  football memorabilia and cards.  Their Pre-Summer Sports Auction features 140 lots and will be closing on Friday, June 4.

Imperial  Sports  Auctions  opens bidding on  June  1st  and  closes  on  June  17th.  Highlights  include:   Babe  Ruth,  Lou  Gehrig, Lazzeri, Huggins, et al. Signed Autograph  Book,  Babe Ruth Signed Autographed Baseball c.1920 – 1924,
and a Jackie  Robinson  Single  Signed  Autographed  Baseball – PSA/DNA LOA.

Ryan Friedman is the editor of Auction Report, a  premier  web  site  for  news coverage  and information on the top auction  companies, dealers, and authentication services in the sports memorabilia  and  sports  card business.