One of the best things about the National Sports Collectors Convention is the opportunity to see some rare and interesting items up close. At this year’s Chicago extravaganza, SCP Auctions will display more than a dozen high-end pieces. In addition to Ernie Banks’ photo-matched and very well- preserved 1968 Chicago Cubs home jersey, the display will include the bat Mr. Cub used during the 1964 season in which he belted 23 home runs and drove in 95 runs. The bat also carries the autograph of the late Hall of Fame icon.
A long-time attendee at the National, SCP will be located just inside the Stephens Convention Center’s main entrance. David Kohler and Dan Imler will be on hand to talk with collectors while buying, selling and taking consignments at the company’s booth (#1013, 1015, 1112 and 1114).
Other top items the southern California-based firm will tote along to the show and have on display:
- A 1936 Winter Olympics Gold Medal presented to Great Britain hockey goalie Jimmy Foster;
- 1938 New York Yankees Championship Gold Medal Pocket Watch presented to Johnny Murphy (The Johnny Murphy Collection);
1950-51 Ted Williams Signed Boston Red Sox Game Worn Home Jersey (MEARS A5.5);
- 7/22/2014 Derek Jeter Signed New York Yankees Game Worn Home Uniform & Signed Second Base used to break Lou Gehrig’s franchise doubles record;
- 1973 Al Kaline Detroit Tigers Game Worn Home Jersey (MEARS A10);
- 1981-82 Michael Jordan Dual-Signed and Inscribed Pair of UNC Tar Heels Game Worn Shoes from Freshman NCAA Championship Season;
- Historic 7/9/94 Alex Rodriguez Signed and Inscribed Louisville Slugger Bat Used to Get His First MLB Hit (A-Rod LOA);
- 1970 Nolan Ryan New York Mets Game Worn Home Flannel;
- Lawrence Taylor Super Bowl XXV (Giants vs. Bills, Jan. 27, 1991) Game Worn Nike Cleats;
- 1992 U.S. Men’s Basketball Dream Team Signed and Painted Game Used Ball from historic Olympic Gold Medal victory over Croatia (Chuck Daly Collection);
- 1912 T202 Hassan Triple Folder PSA Graded Set (No. 2 on PSA Set Registry); and
- Dwight D. Eisenhower Used Custom Golf Bag and Full Set of Specially Engraved “General Ike” Spalding Clubs