A 1961-62 Wilt Chamberlain game-worn uniform sold for $130,054 in Grey Flannel Auctions’ latest catalog sale, which closed early Thursday morning. The white durene set was dated to the same season in which Chamberlain set the NBA single-game scoring record of 100 points.
The company also offered an early 1960s Bill Russell green #6 jersey in the sale. It sold for $118,230, the same figure attained by a 1960 Johnny Unitas Baltimore Colts white #19 jersey.
Other sales included:
- 1975-76 Julius Erving New York Nets jersey $88,826
- 1940 Johnny Mize road Cardinals jersey $48,871
- 1921 John McGraw New York Giants cap $40,388
- Lou Boudreau’s Hall of Fame ring $36,000
- 2000 Ben Coates Ravens Super Bowl XXXV ring $27,584
Premier Auctions LLC has filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy. Based in the Phoenix area, the small company’s last auction was in March.
No word yet on how many creditors they may have but we do know not all consignors from that auction have been paid. A meeting of creditors was scheduled for July 21 by the U.S. Bankruptcy Court, District of Arizona.
Is there a market for ARod stuff? Steiner Sports is selling game-used Alex Rodriguez jersey and cap sets from May games including a camo version from Memorial Day.
Hall of Famer Andre Dawson’s decision to sell some of his awards and memorabilia through Goldin Auctions this summer was made for practical reasons. That’s what a friend told CBS Chicago’s Bruce Levine for this story.
Masanori Murakami, the first Japanese player in the major leagues, is coming to the U.S. and will sign autographs as part of a program at southern California’s Whittier College July 7.
Murakami will sign copies of the new Fitts biography, Mashi: The Unfulfilled Baseball Dreams of Masanori Murakami, the First Japanese Major Leaguer. The signature will be free with purchase of the book for $25. Autographed baseballs and cards will also be available for sale and Murakami will sign other items for that same fee.
For more information, call (562) 907-4803 or (626) 791-7647.