A 1916 M101-4 Babe Ruth rookie card graded PSA 3 sold for $412,746 in Mile High Card Company’s Extra Innings Auction early Thursday morning.
The card was part of the breakup of one of the top Sporting News Blank Back sets on PSA’s registry. In all, 50 bids were made for the card.
Last month, Mile High sold a near mint copy of the same card for over $2.4 million.
The jersey worn by LeBron James in the first game of the 2020-21 NBA season sold for $117,620 late Thursday night.
Offered through NBA Auctions, the gold Lakers jersey was on his back during the Lakers’ 121-114 Opening Night loss to the Golden State Warriors on October 19 at STAPLES Center.
Jerseys worn by other members of the Lakers were also closing.
James recorded a double-double. He played 36 minutes and registered a game-high 34 points with 5 assists and 11 rebounds.
One of James’ top rookie cards is up for auction. The 2003-04 Upper Deck Exquisite Limited Logos Autograph is one of 75. The card currently has a high bid of $340,000 in PWCC’s December auction.
“Obviously everyone knows how important that set was for our industry and it kind of shaped the way cards are today,” says PWCC’s Jesse Craig.
The company sold one in June for around $480,000 but this BGS 9.5 copy is expected to surpass that.
The auction also includes a 2018 National Treasures Luka Doncic /99 graded PSA 10 with a current high bid of $360,000.
The puck Sidney Crosby shot into the net for his 485th career goal is among more than three dozen goal pucks up for auction at MeiGray through December 30.
The goal came during a game in May of last season and was his 23rd of the year. It came in a 7-3 win over Philadelphia.
The pucks are from games played both last season and early this season.
Another hobby shop burglary, this time in Collingswood, New Jersey. Sometime before 5 AM Saturday, a male suspect entered Santiago Sports Cards through a small window.
The shop had a booth at the Philly Show that weekend and it’s believed the person who broke in knew there wouldn’t be anyone around that weekend. On the bright side, much of the store’s most valuable inventory had been carted to the show and the crook only got away with a small number of lower valued boxes of newer product.
National Hobby Shop Day is this Saturday, with stores offering promotions, raffles, giveaways and free snacks. There’s a list of participating shops inside our article from earlier this fall.
A San Diego area blog dives into the world of local sports card flippers.
Interesting tidbit from Medford, OR, where a “hobby corridor” of sorts has developed. There are multiple shops catering to people who collect a variety of things, including sports cards and memorabilia.
Pete Rose appeared at a card show next door to Sports Gallery, a Cincinnati memorabilia store, last Friday. There was a steady stream of customers in his hometown, where the Big Red Machine is still a draw.
Now 80, Rose first began appearing at autograph shows 40 years ago. He says his first was held inside a closed auto dealership in Cincinnati during the baseball strike of 1981 when he came back to Cincinnati then as a member of the Phillies. The cost was $2 then. For the last three decades or so, Rose’s primary income has been from signing his name.
“I think I’ve signed more autographs than anybody,” Rose told the Epoch Times. “And more free ones than anybody.”
Patriots quarterback Mac Jones has a rookie bobblehead in the works through FOCO.
It’s limited to 321 copies with pre-orders now underway.