Editor’s Blog: DiMaggio Jersey Sells for $250K+, Kid Gets Forked Over Mantle Card, Beckett Graded Card Guide Coming

A 1948-49 Joe DiMaggio jersey topped all bidding early Thursday morning, as Grey Flannel Auctions wrapped up its final event of 2011.  The road gray shirt sold for $256,868 including the company’s buyer’s premium.  The auction company claimed the jersey was worn by the late Hall of Famer in ’48 and possibly also the following season.

Another item from Yankee history also attracted a lot of attention.  A 1927 Yankees team signed baseball sold for $86,581.

Other top bids included a 1966 Sandy Koufax road jersey, autographed by the Dodger legend ($131,770), a 1967 Bill Russell NBA All-Star game uniform ($88,826), a 1983 NBA Championship ring given to Bobby Jones ($71,554) and a 1977-78 Dennis Johnson NBA Finals road jersey ($58,465).


Who says kids don’t appreciate baseball history?  Penn Live has the story of one central Pennsylvania kid getting stabbed with a fork over a Mickey Mantle card.  We found a brief synopsis of the incident that will leave you hungry for more… here.


Chris Olds of Beckett tweeted Thursday night that the company is preparing an annual price guide for graded cards.  He says the book will be 350+ pages covering all sports and may be ready sometime in January.