A single-signed John F. Kennedy baseball from his historic visit to South America has been consigned by the original recipient to SCP Auctions’ Spring Premier.
One of fewer than ten authenticated Kennedy baseballs known to exist, the ball was acquired by a Venezuelan journalist who served as Kennedy’s local guide during his 1961 visit to Venezuelas—the first by a sitting U.S. President.
Authenticated by PSA/DNA, the ball also includes as photo-match from the front page of the Venezuelan newspaper El Universal, which shows JFK signing it.
The ball is expected to sell for a price “well into six figures,” according to SCP.
The auction is set to open April 12 at SCPAuctions.com.
A Bowman Heritage double dip from Topps….
The company released Bowman Heritage Baseball on Wednesday—not the 2023 edition but the 2022 and 2021 models.
The ’21 release stands as one of the latest arriving product in hobby history, even with product delays that have become the norm over the last few years. It uses the design of the 1993 Bowman issue while the ’22 set is based on the ’94 Bowman release.
Each box promises one autograph.
If you want them, you’ll need to buy the bundle—one of each—at $249.99. They’re available via this link.
There’s a new trading card set n the works, highlighting baseball players who served their country.
The non-profit Bob Feller Act of Valor Award is taking pre-orders for the set of cards, which according to the Act of Valor websites, are not yet in production.
It’s a 40-card set that, according to promotional material, includes Feller, Jackie Robinson, Larry Doby, Joe DiMaggio and others.
“We recognize a small group of individuals that dedicated their lives to the love of country and stepped away from the game they loved to protect the freedom and liberty for all of us,” The 40 we recognize serve as examples that help us educate the next generation.
Maryland Public Television is looking for possible guests who are willing to have their sports cards and memorabilia evaluated on its Chesapeake Collectibles program. The taping event for the popular series’ 11th season, which will premiere in early 2024, is scheduled for June 24 and 25 at MPT’s studio in Owings Mills, MD.
Paid registration is required to attend. The cost is $120 and includes verbal evaluations of up to three items by a team of experienced appraisers and a chance to be selected to appear on the show.
Registration information, including attendance details, is available at chesapeakecollectibles.com.
Among the show’s highlights in recent years was been a team-signed 1928 New York Yankees baseball.
The Premier Hockey Federation’s Boston Pride is teaming with MeiGray for a Hockey Fights Cancer jersey auction.
The jerseys from the women’s professional hockey club were worn in a Feb. 18 game, a 4-1 win over the Monteal Force in Brighton, MA. In all, 21 jerseys are being auctioned, all with MeiGray authentication.
All proceeds from the auction will benefit the American Cancer Society.