National Sports Collectors Convention Notes: Final Edition

The 2010 National Sports Collectors Convention is in the rear view mirror and life is back to normal for those who make it a big part of their summer.

Here’s a short video produced by the same newspaper that gave us the 1914 Babe Ruth rookie card, The Baltimore Sun:


Heritage Auctions says its ‘Platinum Night’ auction brought in over $1.8 million in bids, topped by a 19th century Cap Anson bat that sold for $286,000.

“We nearly tripled our pre-auction estimate,” said Chris Ivy of Heritage. “The consignor is thrilled, to say the least, and we are as well.”

A signed photograph of Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig from pioneering sports agent Christy Walsh brought $83,650 as did a high grade Babe Ruth single signed baseball.  A rare Mordecai “Three Finger” Brown single signed ball realized $64,725.

A rare 1903 Breisch-Williams Christy Mathewson rookie card sold for $119,500.

Old Cardboard Magazine’s Brett Hardeman packed his camera and put together a well-produced, short film from the National.  You’ll meet some of the dealers and collectors who made the trip to Washington.  It’s about 21 minutes long so if you’re pressed for time, you might want to save it for the weekend.

2010 National Sports Collectors Convention – Old Cardboard Magazine from hardemanfilms on Vimeo.