Christmas Rush Hits Sports Memorabilia Auctions

{mosimage}If you couldn’t find a sports memorabilia auction to bid on late last week, you weren’t looking hard enough. From a Burleigh Grimes jersey to autographed baseballs from Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig and Thurman Munson, there was some serious Christmas shoppiing taking place.

Historic Auctions’ sale wrapped up about the time some of the folks on the East Coast were rolling out of bed. The company’s premiere item was a game-used 1926 Brooklyn Dodgers Burleigh Grimes jersey. It sold for $23,791 but was almost taken off the pedastal by a single-signed American League Lou Gehrig baseball which took a bid of $23,415.

Historic Auctions also had a ball autographed by two 1920s sports legends, Babe Ruth and Jack Dempsey. it brought over $16,000 while a Mickey Mantle check graded PSA/DNA 9 sold for $6900 and a Mantle/Maris bat for $7547.  

Vintage Authentics rolled out a 1924-26 era George Burns game-worn unifom that went for $11, 973 including the buyer’s premium. The company also sold a pair of autographed, game-worn Michael Jordan Nikes that fetched $9952. Complete prices can be found here.

American Memorabilia’s sale was highlighted by a PSA/DNA 8 Thurman Munson baseball which brought $12,991 (without buyer’s premium), a Babe Ruth pro model bat ($9193) and a game-worn Earl Campbell jersey ($8066). The company runs monthly auctions via catalog and their website.