Sports collectibles no longer take a back seat when it comes to appreciation, value and headlines. Put together a list of the biggies and you're quickly into eight figures.
If it seems like a lot of the big sales have happened just in the last couple of years, you're right.
Their effort may have missed a piece or two...like Julius “Dr. J” Erving’s 1974 New York Nets ABA Championship Ring which sold last year for $460,741, they're only reporting on one of each, and the sales figures are only from public auctions... but SI.com offers a pretty comprehensive and newly updated photo gallery of the top 30 most expensive pieces of sports memorabilia ever sold.