Hunt Auctions is offering a Joe Jackson baseball in the annual Louisville Slugger Auction that closes with a live event at the Museum Saturday.
The current high bid is over $70,000.
Jackson signed memorabilia is rare so even though the signature on the ball has chipped and faded over time, it’s a huge draw.
Below you can now watch a short video on the ball put together by JSA. If you can’t see it, click here.
Hall of Fame pitcher Randy Johnson spent time at an autograph signing appearance Sunday—in Japan.
Johnson met and spoke with military members and others who turned out at Camp Zama, his second visit there in seven years. It was part of his association with the USO.
Johnson signed memorabilia and posed for photos with the hundreds who came out, first at the Camp Zama Exchange and later at the Sagamihara Housing Area Club.
Johnson walked into the Exchange to see a line that stretched from the front of the store to the back. The fans held gloves, baseballs, baseball cards and jerseys and caps bearing the logos of the Seattle Mariners and Arizona Diamondbacks, with whom he spent a combined 14 years of his major league career and the latter with whom he won the World Series in 2001.
“”It’s a great opportunity to shake hands and say thank you. I’ve been honored and privileged to have met a lot of the men and women who serve our country from all different branches.”
Johnson’s visit even drew fans and visitors from outside Camp Zama, including several players from the Soubudai Friends Baseball Club, a Japanese youth team.
A pair of highly rated SGC-graded Mickey Mantle cards are on the auction block.
A recently graded 1953 Topps and a well-centered 1952 Topps are on pace to bring some sizeable dollars by the end of the week.
Of course, if you can’t afford one of those, you can also snare one that apparently spent a lot of time in somebody’s back pocket.
SCP Auctions will be offering jerseys worn by three of the most prolific quarterbacks in NFL history later this month, including:
- November 5, 2017 Drew Brees New Orleans Saints game jersey (NFL, PSA/DNA COA)
- December 17, 2006 Tom Brady New England Patriots alternate style game jersey and pants (Steiner COA, RGU and Resolution Photo Match)
- December 28, 2003 Brett Favre signed and inscribed game jersey (Favre COA)
All three have also been photomatched.
The Brady uniform could bring $70,000 or more while the other two are expected to sell for over $25,000 combined.
They’ll be part of a major auction due to start later this month at SCPAuctions.com.