Where can you find a 1915 Boston Red Sox celluloid razor? A ticket stub from Babe Ruth’s 699th home run? Chairs from Mickey Mantle’s Country Cookin’ restaurant?
Lelands’ newest auction has them–and over 300 other items.
The “Pop Up” auction eschews the pricey pieces but rounds up some quirky items, vintage sports and non-sports cards, autographs and memorabilia.
There are a few upper end items including a 1996 NBA 50 Greatest Players framed litho with those 49 signatures of NBA greats who were alive at the time and a 1937 American League All-Stars autographed baseball with Lou Gehrig.
Bidding runs through March 1 on the company’s website.
Goldin Auctions will have a special section of its Spring Premium Auction dedicated to Kobe Bryant and is looking for Bryant-related items that might be worthy of inclusion. Several high-end items have already been consigned to the sale, which is being held in association with the company’s partnership with the Hall of Fame.
The late Lakers star will undoubtedly headline the Hall’s Class of 2020.
The auction will also feature items from Tim Duncan and Kevin Garnett, who are also expected to be elected when the new members are announced on Saturday, April 4.
A portion of the auction’s proceeds will go to benefit the Hall of Fame and the Mamba Sports Foundation.
At least a few of the 25 “Golden Tickets” Topps has placed into packs of 2020 Series 1 baseball have emerged. The tri-fold notices offer admittance to a Topps party months from now that will include special MLB guests, food and undoubtedly some exclusive and potentially valuable cards.
As of Monday afternoon, three of the tickets were listed on eBay.
There will be 25 more tickets issued with Series 2 later this season.
The New York Times spent Topps Series 1 release date at a hobby shop in the city and wrote about how the release is a lot different than most others during the baseball season. You can read the story here, but if you’re not a subscriber, you may only get one chance before the paywall pops up.