Memory Lane Inc. is announcing today that it is extending the closing date of its Spring Fever Classics Auction by one week.
Due to circumstances beyond the company’s control with the United States Postal Service, some customers have not yet received auction catalogs. To ensure accurate and complete distribution, new catalogs were printed and mailed.
“We apologize in advance if you receive multiple catalogs because of this situation,” the company stated.
Bidding is still live and will now end at 10 p.m. EST on Thursday, May 5. The auction had been scheduled to close April 28.
The auction includes rare sports cards and memorabilia from virtually every era of professional sports including a 1921-31 era game-used Babe Ruth bat. Minimum bid is $7500.
Beyond the Ruth model, the auction includes game-used bats from virtually every era and a cavalcade of stars like Cobb, DiMaggio and Maris.
Also offered is a baseball signed by both Ruth and Lou Gehrig, a relic from their barnstorming days of the 20’s. The ball is dated October 27, when the “Bustin’ Babes” and Larrupin’ Lous were in Santa Barbara, California. The dual-signed ball carries a $7500 starting bid.
Two original Yankees World Series rings are offered: a 1999 ring given to Jose Cardenal, then a coach with the Bronx Bombers; and a 2000 model presented to coach Carlos Rios.
There are multiple original Babe Ruth cards, including a 1933 Goudey #144 graded NM/MT and a 1952 Topps Mickey Mantle graded PSA 5, the latter already generating strong bidder interest.
A 1952 Topps wax pack (GAI 8), a 1954 Topps pack that shows a Jackie Robinson card inside (graded PSA 9 mint), plus 1956, 1957, 1960 and 1962 cellos and some 1950s Bowman wax are attracting the attention of numerous bidders.
Bidding is available via Memory Lane’s website or by phone (877)606-5263. Full color catalogs are available by request. An interactive version of the catalog is also posted online.