Goldin Auctions and Sotheby’s will be partnering on a series of sports auctions to be conducted on Sotheby’s platform, with the first one running in late November and ending the first week of December.
The online catalogs will consist of 100 lots of all high-end material, much of it consigned “directly by the athletes or their descendants,” according to Goldin.
It’s not Tua Time in Miami which meant an instant uptick in the interest for his rookie cards.
In fact, the Dolphins’ new starting quarterback dominates the list of most watched 2020 NFL rookie cards on eBay right now.
The New England Patriots will open up their All-Dynasty Team exhibit on Friday, Oct. 23. On display at the team’s Hall of Fame in Foxboro will be dozens of game-worn and game-used items from the last 20 years.
Every member of the Patriots All-Dynasty Team played in a Super Bowl and all but four of the 42 team members won at least one Super Bowl title. Thirty-five won more than one and 39 played in multiple Super Bowls.
Items from several different players will be on display including the ball that moved Tom Brady past Peyton Manning in all-time passing yards.
The Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture is displaying a 2008 NBA Finals uniform worn by Kobe Bryant in its current “Sports: Leveling the Playing Field” gallery. Bryant wore the jersey during Game Five, the year he won the league’s MVP award. It’s on view next to a pair of LeBron James 15 “Equality” sneakers by Nike.
“Kobe’s contributions on and off the court are remarkable,” said Spencer Crew, interim director of the National Museum of African American History and Culture. “As a founding donor, he understood the significance of this museum to the nation and the world. After postponing the March installation due to COVID-19, we believe now is the perfect moment in history to honor his memory by placing his jersey on view.”
As a founding donor of NMAAHC, Bryant urged his Twitter followers to visit the museum in 2016 by tweeting, “There is no greater testament to this country than the stories in this building.” The Kobe and Vanessa Bryant Family Foundation contributed at least $1 million to NMAAHC, and in 2017, Bryant donated his 2008 jersey to the museum.
For those who cannot visit the museum in person, Bryant’s jersey and more information about his career can be viewed online.
Topps’ latest Throwback Thursday set is done in the theme of its 1966 baseball issue.
The six-card sets are $19.99 on Topps’ website and include rookies Luis Robert, Trent Grisham and Bo Bichette, along with Luke Voit, Clayton Kershaw and Tyler Glasnow.