They weren’t for sale, but several valuable pieces of sports memorabilia and high-end cards had a museum-like showcase at the National Sports Collectors Convention.
SGC gathered them together and created a display in the corporate area, complete with glass showcases for each and video displays telling the story of the player and the memorabilia. Security guards were stationed in front of the display, which had an aggregate value into eight figures.
Among the items collectors had a chance to see in person was the most expensive piece of sports memorabilia ever sold: a circa-1920 Babe Ruth Yankees jersey, which sold for $4.4 million in 2012 and was on loan from the private collector who owns it. The jersey was last on public display at the National in Baltimore six years ago.
Right next to the Ruth was a Lou Gehrig gamer while a signed Hank Aaron Milwaukee Braves road jersey took up residence nearby.
A T206 Wagner, Old Mill Joe Jackson, high-grade 1917 Collins-McCarthy Babe Ruth, T204 Ramly Walter Johnson and several high-end examples of the rookie cards of Mickey Mantle and Willie Mays were also part of the exhibit, which was created in support of SGC’s 20th anniversary and launch of its game-worn uniform authentication business.
You can see some of the items in the gallery below.
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