The Topps Living Set Vladimir Guerrero Jr. card sold a lot of copies over the seven-day period that ended Wednesday–but it didn’t come close to setting a record.
Topps says 27,749 copies of the 1953-style card were sold, placing it fourth on the all-time sales list for the Living Set platform that kicked off last season and continues indefinitely with three new subjects each week.
The top five all-time selling cards are:
- Ronald Acuña 46,809
- Juan Soto 28,572
- Gleyber Torres 28,550
- Vladimir Guerrero 27,749
- Shohei Ohtani 20,966
The Guerrero card is the 16th Living Set card with sales of 10,000 or more.
When that 1920s Babe Ruth game jersey comes to auction next month, it will likely rank among the most expensive pieces of sports memorabilia ever sold. One of only a small number of authentic Ruth jerseys in existence, the jersey features the original “Yankees” team name across the front – a unique feature not found on any other iterations of the franchise’s uniform design.
Examined by SGC uniform expert Dave Grob, the jersey was graded as ‘Excellent/Superior.’ Grob also authenticated the famous 1920 Ruth road jersey that sold for over $4.4 million in 2012. Widely considered the hobby’s foremost authority on game-used uniforms, Grob has been researching and evaluating historic pieces for many years and co-authored a book on the subject.
“Every time I am presented with a historic uniform like this striking Babe Ruth example, I am always rooting for the jersey because, if it proves to be authentic, it means that an extraordinary piece of baseball history has survived. However, I always make sure that my passion does not interfere with my final decision, which is based on detailed fabric and construction analysis supported by period on-hand examples and enhanced technical analysis.”
As part of the private Ruth family collection that has been largely unknown to the public, the legendary jersey will be sold at a live auction event at Yankee Stadium on June 15, alongside hundreds of other Ruth-related items, including: cleats, contracts, photos, trophies, autographed photos and baseballs, and his personal check ledger.
Pre-sale estimate peg the jersey as potentially selling for $4.5 million or more.
The Pawtucket Red Sox will wear and then auction special sign language jerseys next month. The unique jerseys will spell out “PawSox” in American Sign Language.
It’s part of Deaf Awareness Night for the long-time AAA affiliate of the Boston Red Sox. Proceeds from the jersey auction will benefit the Rhode Island Schol for the Deaf.
Former big leaguer Curtis Pride was on hand for the announcement Tuesday. Pride, who is deaf, played 11 years in the majors including two years in the Red Sox organization.
— PawSox (@PawSox) May 8, 2019
The game will take place June 7.
MeiGray Auctions has launched its first 2019 Stanley Cup Playoff goal puck auction.
Pucks that wound up in nets during first and second round playoff series games are on the block.
Among the 28 lots is the series-winning puck shot by Oliver Bjorkstrand for the Columbus Blue Jackets in their series with the Tampa Bay Lightning, a pair of Artemi Panarin pucks from Columbus’ 3-2 double overtime win on April 27 and pucks from goals scored by Boston Bruins stars David Pastrnak, Patrice Bergeron and Brad Marchand.
Bidding on each starts at $50 with the auctions set to run through May 29 at MeiGrayAuctions.com.