Verlander recently did a private signing session for the Houston-based autograph and memorabilia company which has already placed some items in its online store ranging from $600 for an autographed World Series baseball to $900 for a signed jersey.
In 2011, the company indicated there was “little national interest” in Verlander after he nearly missed throwing his third career no-hitter but with a World Series title under his belt, that has apparently changed.
Here’s a trivia question for you to toss out during those holiday gatherings. How many World Series games have the Yankees played during their long history?
The answer is contained in a giant stack of ticket stubs currently on the auction block. The only known complete run of tickets from all 225 Series contest played by the Yanks, opens the current Grey Flannel Auctions catalog.
Each ticket has been graded and encapsulated by PSA/DNA.
The Yankees, by the way, have won 27 World Series titles, while losing 13.
The auction also includes s hobby-fresh turn of the century Princeton Tigers game-used football uniform–the earliest known collegiate item with positive player identification to ever hit the market, according to GFA.
Worn by All-American Norman Tooker in the 1905 season, the uniform includes leather pads on both the shoulders and knees. The pants contain booties on the feet that went directly into the cleats.
Baker Mayfield won the Heisman Trophy Saturday, then sat down for an autograph session where he knocked out over 300 pieces of memorabilia in 33 minutes, according to news reports. Apparently that broke Tim Tebow’s record by some ten minutes.
It also likely means the owners of those new items won’t be getting a great signature. Not that Mayfield’s autograph is a work of art to begin with. Sadly, speed is the thing most young athletes seem to be obsessed with when it comes to autographs—not whether they’re signing legibly.