The Boston Red Sox held an auction last week for the special jerseys the team wore in the first game following the terrorist attack at the Boston Marathon. A total of 40 jerseys brought in $310,000 for One Fund Boston to benefit the victims.
Top seller was the shirt donned by David Ortiz who gave an impassioned address to the Fenway Park crowd before the game. Big Papi's jersey went for $37,400.
Each jersey bore the word "Boston" on the front as opposed to "Red Sox" as a show of unity.
WhiteWhaleCards.com is giving away a T206 Ty Cobb Portrait - Red Background card to one lucky collector. White Whale is the baseball card social network that lets you share your collection with others.
The contest is open to all baseball card collectors. It is free to enter. Simply do the following:
1. Set up/Log in to your free WhiteWhaleCards.com account
2. Search the Baseball Card Wiki encyclopedia to find a card that you own
3. Add that card to your collection
4. Upload an image of the card that you own
You receive one entry for every owned card/image added to your collection. So, for the best chance of winning, add of all your cards to your virtual online collection.
The contest will end at Midnight on May and the winner will be announced during the second half of May.
To see a picture of the T206 Cobb and for full contest rules visit:
For more information on how to upload cards to your collection, watch their YouTube video tutorial:
Bidding continues for the latest T206 Honus Wagner card to come to auction. Robert Edward Auctions has a PSA 1 example once owned by Charlie Sheen, displayed in New York, stolen and recovered. Whether the card's unique history is helping is anyone's guess but it currently stands at $330,000.
REA's Bryan Dwyer made an appearance on ESPN's Mint Condition Monday to talk about the auction:
Chicago area college student Tony Lyen is an autograph collector. He couldn't help it. It's in his blood. He goes to Lewis University and wrote a very nice piece for the school paper on why he loves the hobby. Check it out here.