One of the hobby's major auction houses will launch a new division next week. Southern California-based SCP Auctions says it will start holding monthly online auctions to complement its regular catalog events.
SCP says it will expand its range of auction services with the evolution of “SCP Monthly.”
“While SCP continues to strive to bring collectors the best of the best sports memorabilia and cards in our elite bi-annual catalog auctions, we recognize the value and importance in being able to offer collectors a broader range of quality material," said SCP's Managing Director Dan Imler. "We hope collectors will feel, as we do, that the SCP Monthly auction platform serves as an ideal addition to our auction services package.”
The monthly auctions will offer collectors with smaller collecting budgets the opportunity to buy and sell on a regular basis.
“In the very near future we expect that SCP Monthly will become the hobby’s premier destination for buyers and sellers of cards and memorabilia valued from the low $100s to low $1,000s.” Imler said.
The last several months have been noteworthy for the company. In November, SCP shocked the collecting public by selling the bat used by Kirk Gibson to hit his epic game winning home run in Game One of the 1988 World Series for $575,912. The bat, along with five other Gibson items related to his historic 1988 season realized nearly$1.2 million combined.
This past spring, SCP announced that the Red Auerbach estate had consigned a massive group of items from the late Hall of Fame coach and GM's career. The first of the three-part auction of Auerbach items took place in April.
In the same sale, SCP attained the highest price ever paid for a hockey card. The lone PSA 10 gem mint example of Wayne Gretzky’s 1979-80 O-Pee-Chee rookie card sold for an unprecedented price of $94,163 and also generated headlines for the sale of the original center court jump circle from UCLA’s Pauley Pavilion, which sold for $325,085.
The first monthly auction will run from Monday, June 27 to Wednesday, July 13 featuring more than 800 lots. In addition to Part Two of The Red Auerbach Collection, the sale also includes a wide variety of autographed items, game used items, awards, advertising pieces, press pins, ephemera, 19th century cards and memorabilia, pre-war cards and post-war cards. Auerbach’s 1976 Boston Celtics World Championship ring, a Babe Ruth single signed ball and a large selection of graded T206 Hall of Famers will be part of the inaugural auction.
All of the 800-plus lots can be previewed online at www.monthly.scpauctions.com. For more information on how to participate or to order a full color SCP Monthly catalogue call 800.350.2273 or visit us online at www.monthly.scpauctions.com.