2015 Black Friday Sports Memorabilia Specials

Some are already underway; others will start soon. Look inside for a collection of special Black Friday sports memorabilia sales and promotions.

Photo of the Day: Starr’s Career Begins

A photo from the earliest days of Bart Starr’s NFL career emerges as the Packers prepare to welcome him back, perhaps for the final time.

Photo of the Day: Gehrig on the Doorstep of Greatness

1926 marked the first of 13 amazing seasons for Lou Gehrig, snapped in a serious pose by noted photographer Charles Conlon. The rare image is currently at auction.

1925 Cobb Signed Home Run Ball Up for Bid

Ty Cobb’s promised 1925 power eruption comes to life with a signed baseball he put into the right field seats to set a record. It joins Jeffrey Maier’s infamous glove and more.

Photo of the Day: Conlon Captures Mathewson

An original and rare Charles Conlon close-up of Hall of Famer Christy Mathewson dates to a pennant-winning season in New York.

Al Simmons Photo Used for 1933 Goudey at Auction

Those little pieces of art had to come from somewhere. The RMY Photo of the Day is a rare Charles Conlon image used to make one of Hall Famer Al Simmons’ cards.

Famous Charles Conlon Ty Cobb Photo Hits Auction Block

Developed from the original negative, it’s the only Type 1/Vintage 1 example of Charles Conlon’s famous photo of Ty Cobb ever to come to auction.

Robinson, Gehrig Bats Bring Nearly $300,000 at Louisville Slugger Auction

The two marquee items of this year’s offering drew national interest and ended well above their respective high estimate ranges.

Hoop History: 1936 Olympic Basketball Gold Medal at Auction

A gold medal representing the dawn of basketball as an Olympic sport–one played outdoors– is heading to auction next week.

2015 Louisville Slugger Auction Set for Saturday

Historic pro model bats, vintage signed baseballs and rare old pennants are part of the mix at the 2015 Louisville Slugger Factory and Museum Auction set for this weekend.

Celtic Great Jo Jo White’s Memorabilia Coming to Auction

Championship rings, awards and other items from 1970s Celtic star Jo Jo White will be on the block beginning next week.

Brooks Robinson Collection Brings $1.44 Million

His 1964 MVP award was the top-selling item but collectors also bid on dozens of other pieces from the career of the Hall of Fame third baseman and Baltimore icon.

Joe Carter Charity Auction Includes Signed Mantle Painting

An auction of vintage hockey cards, championship jewelry, autographs and more will support Joe Carter’s annual fundraiser benefitting youth programs.

1st Part of Expansive Hockey Collection at Auction

A 1960s Gordie Howe jersey is among the treasures in Andy Leff’s legendary collection.

Fournette Jersey to Be Sold to Aid Flood Victims

After getting an NCAA blessing, Leonard Fournette will get to donate his game-worn jersey in an auction benefitting South Carolina flood victims.

MLB Auction Wasting No Time Putting Up Game-Used Series Items

MLB Auction is putting game-used World Series memorabilia up for bid during the games–including Alcides Escobar’s inside-the-park home run ball.

Digitization Bringing Jefferson Burdick Collection to All

The process of digitizing the iconic Jefferson Burdick Collection continues in New York with more than 34,000 cards now online and available for viewing.

Joy in Glove-ville: Artist’s Paintings on Mitts Join Museum Collection

Sean Kane’s latest baseball glove art–done on century-old mitts– is getting some museum love.

McDavid’s Game-Worn Jerseys Bringing Big Bucks

Two of the three game jerseys worn by Connor McDavid during his NHL debut had been snapped up before he skated…and his Young Guns rookie card now has a photo.

Photo of the Day: Life-Changing Moment for Maury Wills

A veteran with little hope of making the majors, Maury Wills made a change that turned him into a star.