The jersey worn by LeBron James in the first half of the 2015 All-Star Game last month sold for $35,620 Thursday night via NBA Auctions and MeiGray. That was more than three times the price paid for the jersey worn by the game’s MVP, Russell Westbrook, whose Western Conference shirt brought $11,131.
James played 31 minutes during the game at Madison Square Garden and registered 30 points with 7 assists and 5 rebounds.
The annual auction of jerseys worn for half of the contest also saw Kevin Durant’s West jersey sell for $18,720 and the one donned by veteran Dirk Nowitzki close at $17,220.
The ‘March Madness Show’ at the Westchester County Center in White Plains, NY is this weekend. About 300 tables with new and old cards and memorabilia will be set up.
Future Hall of Famer Mariano Rivera headlines the guest list. He’ll be there Saturday starting at 11 a.m. but bring the big wallet: autographs are $299 each. Ozzie Smith, Tim Raines, Juan Marichal, Jack Lambert, Jack Ham, Andy Russell and Lawrence Taylor are among the other guests slated to appear.
SGC will be there, taking submissions.
Show hours are:
Friday – March 13th, 2015 – 2:00pm – 8:00pm
Saturday – March 14th, 2015 – 10:00am – 5:00pm
Sunday – March 15th, 2015 – 10:00am – 4:00pm
A baseball signed by the man who pitched the ball that resulted in the only on-field death in Major League history is a fascinating artifact, but when it’s purchased for five bucks at a yard sale, it’s quite a find.
David Seidemann tells the tale at Forbes.com.
Topps tweeted Thursday that it has no plans to create a Turkey Red Baseball set “in the immediate future”. The product had been a company store exclusive when it was last produced in February of 2014.