All of us wished we could do something meaningful after the events in Boston Monday. Chris Sullivan did do something.
A collector of game-worn memorabilia, Sullivan posted several high quality Red Sox items on eBay with proceeds going to the Boston Marathon Relief Fund. A David Ortiz jersey and bat are among the listings.
"As parents of a son who we cheered on in the last 4 marathons (although not this one), as well as two other children who live and work in downtown Boston, my wife and I sat in horror to see the events of what should have been a day of glory and triumph unfold yesterday," he wrote on the Net54 message board. "It was impossible to feel anything other than horror, sorrow, and a sense of "There but for the grace of God...."
Here is a link to the listings, which have been approved for inclusion into eBay's charity listings and close April 26.
Bidding for the T206 Honus Wagner in Robert Edward Auctions' catalog is now at $310,000. Graded PSA 1, it appears on the way to setting a new record for the grade with about a month still left in the auction.
One of only two PSA 8.5 1952 Topps Mickey Mantle cards has now hit $120,000 and a 1963 Sandy Koufax road jersey is at $85,000.
The auction did over $3 million in the first 24 hours it was open late last week.
Bidding is underway in SCP Auctions' big catalog sale. Reggie Jackson's jersey from the 1977 World Series game in which he belted three homers to jump start the Yankees in the Steinbrenner era sits at $214,361.
A 1951 Joe DiMaggio game-worn uniform has been bid up to $146,410.
The auction still has ten days to run.
A lot of great reaction on our Facebook page to Upper Deck creating a card for seven-year-old Jack Hoffman, whose touchdown run in Nebraska's spring game went viral. Check it out here. The story, of course, is on our home page.