Ramblings: Mantle’s Youth Lives on Through Cardboard

Mickey Mantle left us 20 years ago this month. Rich Klein recalls getting a chance to see him play during his final season, bringing his cards to life.

1923 Yankee Stadium Opening Photo at Auction

A legendary sports venue is born–and the moment is captured forever. This photograph of the first pitch at Yankee Stadium in 1923 is on the auction block.

Reggie Jackson Consigns Yankee Stadium Lettering to Auction

The lighted lettering atop the old Yankee Stadium, purchased by Hall of Famer Reggie Jackson in 2008, is coming to Sotheby’s ‘New York Sale’ in three weeks.

Caption Captures Casey’s Climactic Clout in ’23

A previously unknown stylized news photo of Casey Stengel dates from the day after he crushed the first World Series home run in Yankee Stadium history.

Photo of the Day: Rare 1920 Ruth In Action Image Attracting Interest

A rare photo of Babe Ruth in his first year with the New York Yankees is generating interest from collectors.

Photo of the Day: Fans Cheer DiMaggio During Streak

How many of these did Joe DiMaggio receive from the Yankee Stadium crowd during the magical year of 1941?

1920 Photo Shows Slim, Trim Babe Ruth, Brand New Yankee

Just 5 1/2 months earlier, he’d been sold by the Boston Red Sox and our Vintage Photo of the Day from RMY Auctions shows a svelte Babe Ruth posing for the camera.

Bidding Opens for Babe’s Last Gift from Yanks

A pocket watch given to a dying Babe Ruth on his final visit to Yankee Stadium is officially on the block as his grandson discusses what was a special graduation gift.

Babe Ruth’s “First” Yankee Stadium Home Run Baseball Heading to Auction

A baseball hit by Babe Ruth during Yankee Stadium construction and signed by Babe Ruth has been consigned for auction.

Photo of the Day: Ruth and Ruppert

Babe Ruth and Yankees owner Jacob Ruppert press the flesh in a Type One image that wound up on the cover of Baseball Magazine.

Watch Given to Babe Ruth at Last Stadium Appearance Coming to Auction

A gold pocket watch presented by the New York Yankees to Babe Ruth during his last appearance at Yankee Stadium has been consigned to auction by his family.

1929 Ruth Signed Baseball Comes with Video Proof

A Kodak employee tested an early home movie camera in 1929, using his son obtaining a Babe Ruth signed baseball as his script. Now that ball, perhaps the only one with video provenance, is up for bid through Memory Lane.

2nd Annual Mickey Mantle Tribute Show

He’s not around to sign autographs anymore but that didn’t stop collectors and dealers from turning out for the 2nd Mickey Mantle Show.

Signficant Ruth Items to Hit REA Block

REA raises the possibility that it’s the bat he used to hit the first home run in Yankee Stadium history.

Seeing Baseball History Through its Memorabilia

A former auction company executive will share her observations with fans via some rare and unique pieces of baseball history.

Berra’s 1956 World Series Jersey Brings $564,930

A game-worn relic from one of baseball’s most famous days sells at auction.

Historic Ruth Home Run Bat Story Ready for TV

TLC’s ‘Accidental Fortune’ will tell the tale of how Babe Ruth’s contest award turned into a million dollar souvenir.

Future Auction Fodder? Yankees World Series Rings

A look at the diamonds on the diamond as the Yankees show off their 2009 ice.

Wide-Eyed 1946 Kid Kept Signed Ball…Until Now

After 64 years in storage, it was time to put that signed Yankee ball up for bid. Update: Ball Sold for $9,000.

Game-Worn Jersey Finds Highlight Auction

Heritage Auctions will cover all four sports in its auction of vintage sports cards and memorabilia this month.