A group of seven 1870s Mort Rogers scorecards sold for a combined $228,000 in the second part of Heritage Auctions’ two-night auction late Sunday. The rare pieces date to the earliest years of professional baseball and feature a player’s image glued on the front. Sold for a nickel at the time, they lasted only a brief period, likely because of the expense involved in creating them. Two offered in the auction sold for over $38,000 each.
A PSA 6.5 1952 Topps Mickey Mantle was the highest selling single card on the second night of the auction, bringing $120,000–the second most ever paid for a card in that same grade at public auction. A PSA 6 Mantle netted $52,800.
The fifth best 1955-56 Parkhurst hockey set sold for $96,000 while a mid-grade complete 1933 Goudey set missing only the Nap Lajoie soared to $48,000.
Among the memorabilia sold was a game-worn and autographed Ichiro jersey from his 2001 rookie season which sold for $50,400.
The first night of the auction included most of the premier items in the catalog including a T210 Old Mill Joe Jackson, which sold for $600,000.
Heritage averaged well over $10,000 per item in the 864-lot auction, including a dozen six-figure results. A total of $9.4 million was spent by buyers.
The former agent for emerging Detroit Lions wide receiver Kenny Golladay has filed a lawsuit against a memorabilia dealer, alleging contractual interference over an autograph signing.
Jason Bernstein and his agency Clarity Sports International are asking for over $75,000 for lost fees.
Bernstein says he had a Standard Representation Agreement (SRA) with Golladay that included a rider for any autograph signings but then learned through social media of an autograph signing Golladay was holding through Pennyslvania-based Redland Sports.
Golladay has since terminated his agreement with Bernstein’s agency, according to this story, which spells out details of the dispute.
Golladay caught 70 passes for 1,063 yards and five touchdowns last season.
Thunderstorms were pounding down and tornadoes were not out of the question Saturday but the Nashville Card and Collectibles Show had its biggest day yet, according to promoter Jeff Roberts.
Over 1,000 collectors turned out during the 6 1/2 hour event, held at Lighthouse Christian School in Antioch, TN. There were over 100 tables and dealers reported strong sales.
Roberts holds twice monthly shows inside a school gymnasium but twice a year, expands it to a second gym at the school and adds an autograph guest or two.
The next major show will be September 28. More info is available on the show’s Facebook page.