A 1955 Topps PSA 8 Roberto Clemente sold Monday night for $45,100, yet another strong price for one of the hobby’s hottest cards. One sold via Goldin Auctions last week for $58,560. For much of 2014, you could have purchased one for less than $15,000.
A 1954 Topps Hank Aaron rookie card, also graded 8, brought $36,102. Two years ago, they regularly changed hands for $6,000-$8,000.
A 1933 Goudey Babe Ruth in a PSA 7 holder sold Sunday for $44,988, also well above the previous top level.
Grey Flannel Auctions has moved from the east coast to the desert southwest. They’ve left Great Neck, NY and are now headquartered in Scottsdale, AZ. The company will still have a satellite office on the east coast.
Karl Stephens puts the “p” in passionate when it comes to the Denver Broncos. The Grand Junction, Colorado resident has a 2,000 square-foot space in his home that’s devoted to his favorite team.
Stephens has been at it since the Broncos were ponies in the American Football League five decades ago.
The Grand Junction Sentinel offered this story on Stephens’ collecting efforts.
As Super Bowl weekend kicked off, Fanatics Authentic showed off its latest autographed piece—a dual-signed Super Bowl helmet by the only two quarterbacks in NFL history to have thrown for 70,000 yards and 500 touchdowns: New Hall of Famer Brett Favre and future Hall of Famer Peyton Manning.
Each has signed it with the “club member” inscription. They’re not cheap, but only 150 were created, signed and numbered.
Joe Namath was at the Super Bowl, doing some promotional work for Panini’s new Gridiron app.