The Nov. 4-5 auction that featured the T206 Honus Wagner bequeathed to the School Sisters of Notre Dame generated a total of $5.2 million. While Hans got most of the attention, a Lou Gehrig home jersey actually sold for the most money for Heritage Auctions of Dallas.
The Iron Horse’s #4 from his MVP season brought $717,000, the highest price ever achieved for a Yankees jersey.
Heritage confirmed that it did indeed donate its 15% seller’s fee to the Sisters.
It’s been quite a stretch of mammoth publicity for the hobby…and a lot of dollars. The Wagner card, Kirk Gibson items and Babe Ruth’s 702nd home run ball all generated national media attention–before and after the auctions.
It’s nice when a card shop exceeds expectations. Burbank Sportscards out of southern California takes some bashing online, but one customer who also writes for Examiner.com was impressed–not just with the selection, but how the whole process works.
Virgil “Fire” Trucks may be 93, but he is still answering fan mail and seems like a first class guy. Check out this blog post from an autograph hunter.