Jerseys worn by players in Monday night’s epic Rams-Chiefs battle and other games in recent weeks have hit the auction block. The publicity surrounding LA’s 54-51 win is certainly a needed boost for NFL Auctions, which is offering the items as part of a fundraiser to help victims of the deadly fires in California.
The listings which include the shirt donned by Kansas City quarterback Patrick Mahomes. Covered in grass stains and dirt, it had already reached $12,800 by Monday night.
The recent trading card auction held by Heritage Auctions last week generated $8.5 million. As we reported earlier, a trio of high-grade cards from the 1948-49 Leaf baseball set generated over $1 million by themselves and a high-grade 1952 Topps Mantle pushed past $430,000 but there were numerous cards that touched five figures.
Steve Carlton’s 1965 Topps rookie shattered the standing record for a Gem Mint 10 example, the $52,800 result nearly five times higher than the last offering by Heritage in 2010.
In all, 62 lots sold for $20,000 or more.
“I’ve lost count of how many trading card world records we’ve broken in 2018,” said Chris Ivy, Director of Sports Auctions at Heritage. “This might be the strongest bull market we’ve seen in the hobby, and that’s why the top cards keep coming out of the woodwork. We expect more of the same in 2019.”
A man who won a raffle what was advertised as an authentic New England Patriots signed helmet in a charity auction back in 2002 has been told it’s fake.
Maine resident James MacNaught says the helmet has 45 signatures on it but both a Boston dealer and JSA have told him the autographs aren’t real.
Watch the story from WGME-TV below.