Trophies from eight of Gary Player’s major championships are up for sale. It’s the first time that many major championship trophies have been up for sale at one time.
Golden Age Golf Auctions has the hardware from Player’s wins at the 1965 U.S. Open,, 1972 PGA Championship, 1974 British Open; 1978 Masters; 1994 Senior British Open, 1988 U.S. Senior Open, 1990 Senior PGA and 1987 Senior Players Championship in its newest auction.
Golden Age says the trophies “were previously sold to a private collector to raise money for charitable causes. This is the first time they have ever been offered for public sale. While the trophies will be sold in individual auction lots, the hope is that the winning bidder(s) will allow this truly historic collection to be placed somewhere where it will be on display for public viewing.”
Bidding for Player’s 1978 Masters award had pushed past $40,000 over the weekend with the auction set to run through November 28.
A hobby shop in the far northwestern part of Washington state is back open again after a break-in early Thursday morning resulted in the loss of thousands of dollars in higher end sports card boxes.
You can read more about what happened and what was stolen here.
Heavy rain from Tropical Storm led to a storm surge that flooded the home of Tim Virgilio in St. Petersburg, FL last week. Now, the collector behind Signatures for Soldiers is putting his fundraising on hold to deal with the mess.
Virgilio acquires autographs to sell and turns all of the proceeds over to Military Missions in Action, a non-profit group that works with disabled and homeless veterans. So far, he’s raised nearly $100,000 but his one man efforts are now on hold.
While he deals with the damage to his home, Virgilio is asking collectors who support his efforts to give directly to the charity. You can sign up for SFS emails herej and also follow him on Twitter here.
eBay is hosting an exclusive auction featuring hundreds of rare Air Jordan sneakers. The collection is more than 30 years old and every shoe is brand new in the original boxes. It’s the first time the inventory has been made available for purchase. The shoes aren’t game worn, but still worth a significant amount of money to collectors.
The series of 10 day auctions will include around 60 sneakers listed each day. Highlights include:
- The first ever Air Jordan Retros 1994
- OG Jordan 11 XI 1995 in the style that MJ wore in the 95-96 playoffs to win his 4th championship
- OG Columbia Blue Air Jordan 11 1995 like those he wore in the 95-96 All Star Game
- OG Air Jordan 14 1998 in the style worn when he hit his last shot as a Chicago Bull
Collectable is offering shares of a PSA 9 1979-80 O-Pee-Chee Wayne Gretzky rookie card via its fractional shares platform. Shares will cost $10 with an estimated value of $67,000.
In all, there are 89 OPC Gretzky cards graded PSA 9, with two 10s. One of the 10s will go up for sale later this week through Heritage Auctions.