A 1956 World Series ring presented to Yogi Berra sold for $34,243 in Steiner Sports’ final auction of 2016. The 10k gold ring with diamond was presented to the late catcher after his career. It was one of those stolen in a 2014 burglary at the Yogi Berra Museum and Learning Center. According to the Berra family, it was found outside of the Museum after the robbery and returned to them by the FBI.
Also sold in the auction was a game worn late 1980s Joe Montana 49ers jersey once gifted to a Boston Celtics executive. It included authentication paperwork and sold for $22,796.
A football signed and inscribed by Mickey Mantle “536 HRs/0 TDs” soared to $15,436.
Those original ‘moon shoes’, a pair of 1972 hand-made running shoes from the earliest days of Nike and worn in the ’72 Olympic trials, sold on eBay last week. The winning bid was $11,200.
Winter can be cold in Sasakatchewan but in the province’s largest city, there’s always a warm feeling at the monthly sports card show inside the Nutana Legion Hall. Saskatoon’s collectors love hockey but other sports cards and memorabilia are bought, sold and traded.
The show—and the hobby—got some attention from CBC-TV news, which offered a story and some photos from the most recent show.
If you’re a fan of the movie ‘A Christmas Story’ you probably remember Flick, the unfortunate youngster who got his tongue stuck to the metal pole. The kid who played him in the movie has been active in the hobby since the 1980s, running a sports card shop in southern California.
Scott Schwartz stopped by Mike’s Stadium Sportscards to do a box break of 2016 Topps High Tek Baseball.