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Acquired for Cash…and Chicken…1975 Payton Jersey Goes on Block

Walter Payton Bears jersey 1975

MEARS Online Auctions is offering a jersey from Walter Payton’s rookie year, once obtained for a small amount of cash and a bucket of chicken.

Photographer’s Work Joins Other Baseball Memorabilia at Auction

Photographs

A legendary photographer’s negatives and prints join a collection of baseball memorabilia from a devoted Red Sox fan at an auction next week.

Ruth Bat Found in Basement Could Fetch $300,000-$500,000

Babe Ruth bat 1916-1918

There’s still stuff hiding in America’s basements. Proof of that in Massachusetts, where an early Babe Ruth bat was discovered and is now at auction.

Photo of the Day: A’s Catcher Meets Young Fan

Ira Thomas fan 1909

More than a century old, but an image that fits into any era, this photo of Philadelphia A’s catcher Ira Thomas, a young boy and his scorecard-toting dad is up for bid.

Vintage Photo of the Day: Farewell Joe, Hello Mickey

Mantle-DiMaggio

One was in his final season, the other in his first. Learn more about the moment the aging veteran met the teenage phenom in this 1951 wire photo.

Vintage Photo(s) of the Day: Babe and Baby, Youngsters

Ruth photos

Two Babe Ruth photographs now at auction are from different periods of his life nonetheless still show his never-ending affinity for youngsters.

Lou and a Brew… and a Smoke

Lou Gehrig beer cigarette

A rare image showing Lou Gehrig enjoying a couple of vices after a World Series victory is our Vintage Photo of the Day.

From Harry Hooper to Greta Garbo: A Look at Celebrity Photos

Boston Red Sox baseball star Harry Hooper
(1910s news service photo by George Grantham Bain).
Bain was a full time New York photographer 
in the late 1800s and early 1900s. Originally 
working for United Press, he formed the 'Bain News
Service' in 1898. Amongst advanced collectors of
early baseball photographs Bain is well known. 
Bain's original photographs, which are often snapshot
sized (small) with cool and steely tones, often have 
the Bain News Service stamp on back. As the news 
service went out of business and Bain himself died 
in the first half of the 20th century, the existence of 
this stamp on the back is significant towards 
identifying a photo as an original.

Collectors of original photographs have plenty of options but like any specialty, knowledge is critical to building a meaningful collection.

Photo of the Day: Mel and Lou Before the 1936 World Series

1936 World Series Lou Gehrig Mel Ott

Two of the game’s most feared sluggers would meet in the 1936 World Series with this RMY Auctions image capturing Lou Gehrig and Mel Ott before Game 1.

Photo of the Day: Jim Thorpe and the 1925 New York Giants

1925 JIm Thorpe photo

A rare photo of the legendary Jim Thorpe playing for the New York Giants in their inaugural season is among the items up for bid at RMY Auctions.

Photo of the Day: Cy Young in 1908

Cy Young 1908 photograph

You may be familiar with Cy Young through his baseball cards, but there are relatively few photographs of Young plying his craft.  Our Vintage Photo of the Day is one such image.  It’s believed to have never been seen in the hobby before and likely unseen since it was first used in newspaper coverage at the […]

Fresh 1904 Christy Mathewson Photo May Be Conlon’s Work

1904 Christy Mathewson photograph

A previously unknown portrait of a young Christy Mathewson now at auction is our Photo of the Day.

Newly Discovered Joe Jackson ‘Outlaw’ Ball Photo

Joe Jackson baseball photo 1922

A fresh-to-the-hobby photo of Joe Jackson playing baseball under an assumed name in 1922 is being offered at auction.

Collecting Triple Crown Winners’ Memorabilia Easily Attainable

1978 Kentucky Derby Cauthen

History has proven that collecting items from horse racing’s triple crown winners is much easier than winning the three races. California Chrome gets his shot on Saturday.

Baseball Cards of the 2014 MLB Draft Picks

Tyler Kolek baseball card

Prospectors already know them but with the opening round in the books, we can take a look at the baseball cards of the top 10 picks in the 2014 MLB draft.

Historic 1984 NBA Finals Provide Bounty of Memorabilia

Magic Johnson Larry Bird signed photo trophy

Thirty years ago, Larry and Magic met in the NBA Finals for the first time. A look back at the cards and memorabilia of the Lakers and Celtics of 1984.

Ali’s Speech Notes, Naismith Memorabilia Coming to Auction

Naismith-9

Notes written by Muhammad Ali for speeches on race relations and his faith join an archive of memorabilia from the inventor of basketball

Rare Vintage Cards, Ruth Autographs Among Highlights in Auction Opening Monday

Babe Ruth autographed baseball

Huggins and Scott opens its second auction of 2014 on Monday with more than 800 lots up for grabs.

Notes from Mickey Mantle’s Final Speech at Auction

Mickey Mantle speech notes

The notes from a poignant speech given by Mickey Mantle just weeks before his death are up for bid.

Baseball Hall of Fame Coin Sales Soaring

Ernie Banks coin authentic autograph

Those concave coins produced by the U.S. Mint in conjunction with the Baseball Hall of Fame have been a huge hit–whether carrying authentic signatures or not.