A signed and dated Ty Cobb bat, a PSA 10 Michael Jordan rookie card and dozens of other items are being offered in Fanatics’ newly-launched Holiday Auction.
The sale will open in two phases with the first group of items online now and a second group to be launched next week. Both will close on December 6.
The current bid on the Cobb bat, autographed and dated March of 1949, is $50,000.
Also up for grabs now are Mario Manningham’s Super Bowl XLVI jersey, a Babe Ruth-Lou Gehrig signed baseball and one from Jackie Robinson; a signed and inscribed rookie jersey from Fernando Tatis; game used items from Derek Jeter, Ronald Acuna Jr. and Zion Williamson and a PSA 10 Kobe Bryant rookie card.
The 1/1 booklet card from 2021 Topps Luminaries sold for $11,210 via Wheatland Auctions late Sunday night. The card included 30 autographs.
A PSA 8 1954 Ted Williams #1 sold for $11,210 while a PSA 5.5 1949 Bowman Jackie Robinson surpassed the pre-sale estimate at $9,440.
A new website has launched, offering autographs from former athletes and entertainers combined with a short, personalized video message from them as they sign it.
Signd.com is part private autograph signing, part Cameo.
Customers can purchase a signed item and the athlete will record a personalized video message to the recipient while signing the ball or puck, creating what the company calls “a video of authenticity.”
Within 7-10 business days the recipient will receive their customized piece of memorabilia along with their personalized video that’s accessed by a QR code.
Among the athletes who have signed on: Chris Mullin ($364), Elvin Hayes ($214); Charles Oakley ($214); Sheryl Swoopes ($139); Tim Hardaway ($114); Ottis Anderson ($113) and Ron Duguay ($103).
Nicole Colombo, who had been General Manager for the Collectibles and Trading Cards category at eBay has left the company to become President of Alt, an alternative asset platform for trading cards.
She’ll oversee Alt’s strategy, marketing, customer experience and business development.
Topps says its NFT Packs from the clinching Game Six of the World Series sold out in 13 minutes last week.
Based on their secondary market resale prices, the most popular “moments” from the World Series based on their resale prices are:
- Jorge Soler’s 446-ft Home Run in Game 6
- Max Fried’s Six Strikeout Performance in Game 6
- Carlos Correa’s Three Hit Effort in Game 5
- Freddie Freeman Tying Fred McGriff for Most Home Runs in a Single Braves Postseason
Here’s a list of some of the items from the 2021 MLB season that were taken in by the Baseball Hall of Fame:
- The bat used by the Angels’ Shohei Ohtani on April 4 when he started the game on the mound and hit the first pitch he saw as a batter for a home run
- The helmet worn by Miguel Cabrera of the Tigers when he hit his 500th career home run on Aug. 22
- Batting gloves worn by Yermin Mercedes of the White Sox when he went 5-for-5 in his first game of the season, then followed up with three hits in his first three at-bats the following day, making him the first player in the Modern Era (post 1900) to start a season with hits in his first eight at-bats
- Spikes worn by the Diamondbacks’ Tim Locastro when he set a new record by successfully stealing his 28th straight base to start his career
- White Sox cap worn by Hall of Famer Tony La Russa on June 6 when he was recognized as passing John McGraw for second place on the all-time managerial wins list
- The cap worn by the Marlins’ Pablo López on July 11 when he became the first AL or NL pitcher to strike out the first nine batters of a game
- Bat and batting gloves from White Sox catcher Seby Zavala, who became the first AL or NL player to hit his first three big league homers in the same game on July 31
- The spikes worn by the White Sox’s Tim Anderson when he hit his walk-off home run in the Aug. 12 Field of Dreams game
- The cap worn by Brewers’ pitcher Corbin Burnes on Aug. 11 when he tied a record with 10 straight strikeouts in one game
- The cap worn by the Brewers’ Josh Hader on Sept. 11 when he closed out a combined no-hitter, along with a ball thrown by Burnes in that game
- Cap and a game-used ball from Carlos Rodón, used during his no-hitter for the White Sox on April 14
- The cap worn by the Padres’ Joe Musgrove and a ball from his April 9 no-hitter
- A cap worn by the Orioles’ John Means and a ball he threw during his May 5 no-hitter
- A ball thrown by the Yankees’ Corey Kluber during his May 19 no-hitter against the Rangers
- The cap worn by the Diamondbacks’ Tyler Gilbert when he no-hit the Padres in his first big league start on Aug. 14