Offering a unique mix of sports, historical and entertainment items, Iconic Memorabilia’s Holiday Autographs & Memorabilia Auction is set to close this Wednesday, December 15. Carving out a niche by always providing a unique auction selection, Iconic’s current sale features nearly 1,100 lots of memorabilia not only in all fields of interest, but in all price ranges as well.
“We are always amused at how the Holiday Auction plays out,” says Jeff Woolf, Principal Managing Officer for Iconic Memorabilia. “Given the variety of what we offer, a lot of clients not only bid for themselves, but for gifts to give others. We’ll see clients with invoices for Babe Ruth signed items and a Miley Cyrus signed photo, which of course, is for a daughter or niece or someone of that nature.”
Highlights for the sale include:
-1927 New York Yankees Team Signed Baseball. Penned on a Reach official American league baseball (Ban Johnson commissioner), the ball features a sweet spot autograph of Babe Ruth, as well as Lou Gehrig and several other rare and notable names from one of baseball’s all-time greatest teams. Ruth’s signature registers a “3” by company estimates. The other signatures exhibit significant fading and rate about a “1”. Accompanied by an LOA from James Spence.
-Muhammad Ali & Michael Jordan Dual Signed Everlast Boxing Glove (UDA & Steiner). A unique piece of autographed memorabilia that appeals to the Ali and MJ collector alike. Accompanied by Certificates of Authenticity from Upper Deck Authenticated (for Jordan), Steiner Sports (for Ali), and PSA/DNA (for both signatures).
-1999-2000 Kobe Bryant Game Worn & Signed NBA Finals Jersey (PSA & Grey Flannel COAs). Worn by Bryant during the 1999-2000 NBA Finals, the front side of the jersey features an official L.A. Lakers/NBA Authentics Nike tag that features the special “Length +4” designation. Across the front of the jersey is the team name and Bryant’s name is featured across the back. LOAs from PSA/DNA and an LOA confirming the game usage from Grey Flannel.
-1917-21 Ty Cobb H&B Louisville Slugger 250 Professional Model Bat – MEARS Graded A5 – While 250 model bats were less common than Cobb’s standard 125 models, this particular bat displays an array of characteristics attributable to usage by Cobb. Perhaps the most telling Cobb characteristics of this particular bat is the heavy usage along the length of the bat, including a tremendous amount of cleat markings along the barrel and handle—a key trait for a player who was well known for his usage of his brutally sharp cleats. This bat has been extensively reviewed and researched MEARS and is accompanied by a detailed two-page Letter of Opinion.
–The Beatles: Paul McCartney Signed Hofner Personal Model Bass Guitar w/Caiazzo LOA. Sunburst-finish Höfner “violin” or “Cavern” B-Bass Icon Series bass guitar, signed on the pickguard in black felt tip “Paul McCartney.” In 1961, the Beatles’ original bass player, Stuart Sutcliffe (who had used a Höfner bass), left the band to resume his art studies. The Beatles were without a bass player–and so the search began for a replacement. Paul McCartney, who was playing rhythm guitar and piano at the time–was designated by the band to replace Sutcliffe. In the British vernacular of the day, McCartney found himself “lumbered” with the job. Sutcliffe initially lent his Höfner bass to McCartney, who had seen another guitarist in Hamburg using a violin-shaped bass. When he saw a similar instrument in the window of a Hamburg music store, he investigated.
Because of the instrument’s unique symmetrical appearance, McCartney could play left-handed without the bass “looking daft,” as he put it. It was lightweight and easy to play melodic bass lines on, yet projected a deep, warm tone. McCartney bought the bass he saw in the window, and used it for years both in live performance and on recordings. While McCartney fell into the role of bass, there is no doubt that his instrument of choice—the Hofner bass—became one of the most recognizable symbols of Beatlemania. Accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity from Beatles autograph expert Frank Caiazzo.
Other prominent items featured in the upcoming sale include:
– Basketball Legends Signed Game Used Forum Floor Segment w/Wilt, Jordan, Magic & Bird. (PSA, JSA & Schwartz)
– 2008 Drew Brees Game Worn & Signed Nike Cleats w/”Game Used” Insc.
– Rare Duke Kahanamoku Signed Match Book Cover/Olympic Swimmer (PSA/DNA)
– Thomas Jefferson & James Madison Signed Framed Presidential Document (JSA)
– Elvis Presley Vintage Signed Album Page from 1956 (Epperson/REAL) Baseball Greats
– Lou Gehrig 1934 Goudey #37 PSA Graded EX-MT 6
– Michael Jordan signed 1986 Fleer Rookie Card PSA Graded NM 7 (UDA)
– Frank Sinatra Vintage Signed and Personalized 8″ x 10″ Photo (PSA/DNA)
– Laker Legends: Lot of Five (5) Signed Limited Edition Lithographs w/Wilt, Magic, etc. (PSA/DNA)
All autographed material featured in the Iconic Memorabilia auction will be accompanied by at least one Certificate of Authenticity from an industry recognized third-party authenticator such as James Spence Authentication (JSA), PSA/DNA, Justin Priddy/ACE Authentication, Upper Deck Authenticated, or Steiner Sports. In many cases lots will be accompanied by multiple authentications from the aforementioned companies.
All lots will are now available for viewing and bidding online will close this Wednesday, December 15. To participate, visit www.IconicMemorabilia.com or 1-800-325-7127. A full-color catalog is also available free.