One of a sparse population of original black and white Hall of Fame postcards signed by Hall of Famer Grover Cleveland Alexander sold for $78,870 at auction early Friday.
Huggins and Scott sold the PSA authenticated Alexander in its first auction of 2017. It’s one of 50 in the set and only one other has sold at auction. Alexander was elected to the Hall in 1939. He died in 1950 and suffered from major health issues in his final years.
A few other signed black and white postcards were sold in the auction including one from Dizzy Dean which sold for $21,211.
The auction also included a 1986-87 Fleer basketball unopened box. It drew 16 bids before selling for over $39,000.
Bidding for one of the T206 Ty Cobb Tobacco cards in the Lucky 7 Find has reached $216,000. Heritage Auctions is offering one of the four cards that were graded 2.5 by PSA. It’s the second of the seven cards to be sold via the auction route. The first, a 1.5, sold for $192,500 last fall through Robert Edward Auctions. Bidding on the 2.5 will culminate February 25-26.
The Cobb “with Cobb back” card is considered one of the hobby’s true rarities with fewer than two dozen in existence, a total that grew like never before when the “Lucky 7” find was announced early last year. They were discovered inside a paper bag when a family cleaning out the home of a deceased relative stumbled upon them.
As of Sunday, Tom Brady’s Super Bowl jersey was still missing and we’re not sure what happened to James White’s game-winning touchdown ball. There was some talk that both might be on a truck that apparently took a slow journey back to Foxborough from Texas last week but so far, there’s been no word on whether either one is indeed safe.
The whereabouts of Brett Favre’s Super Bowl XXXI jersey is also a mystery, according to Favre.
He recently consigned dozens of pieces of career memorabilia to Hunt Auctions and several of his game-worn items have been sold in the past. However, according to Favre, he’s not sure what happened to the Super Bowl gamer from 20 years ago.