Auction Insider: Looking Ahead

New feature alert: A look at what’s next on the auction circuit.

by Ryan Friedman

The 2010 sports collectible auction season is in full swing and promises to make collectors take notice of some great fresh pieces of sports memorabilia and cards.

Starting the week of March 1st, Sirius Sports Cards will be launch its latest event with many high-grade and low population PSA graded cards from the 1950’s through the 1970’s. The auction ends March 18.

Schulte Auctions offers a 50+ lots of modern day sports autographs in its monthly event concluding on March 31.

Huggins & Scott cranks up March 7 with another major catalog auction featuring a 1952 Topps Mickey Mantle Rookie Card #311 PSA 8 (oc) and a Barack Obama and Jackie Robinson Dual Signed Topps Card (1 of 1) among over 1000+ lots of sports cards and memorabilia.

News and notes: Rumor has it that Mile High Card Company will be offering a giant selection of game-worn jerseys from all four major sports in their upcoming spring and winter auctions…Andy Madec Sports Cards just launched their weekly-style sports card and memorabilia auctions on ebay (they’re still planning two major catalog auction for 2010)… JustCollectCards (Part of Just Collect, Inc) has just rolled out their largest offering of PSA graded cards (Over 5000) –all now selling through their ebay store.

Next week… some inside information on bidding strategies.

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. Look for his column here each week.