With the World Series opening up Tuesday night, MLB authenticators will get busy tagging anything and everything that's game-used. Even the champagne bottles from the winning team's locker room. The magnitude of the games means there will be heightened interest--and value--in what's used. What happens to most of it is up to the teams. Authenticators generally have a … [Read more...] about Notes: NPR Segment on MLB Authentication; Topps Talk on Squawk Box; Topps & Fallon?
The black first baseman’s glove Bill Buckner was wearing when Mookie Wilson’s grounder bounced past him in the pivotal sixth game of the 1986 World Series, sold for $106,575 early Sunday. Goldin Auctions offered the glove as part of its Fall Auction. The glove generated 14 bids after starting at a $25,000 minimum. A 1997-98 Michael Jordan Chicago Bulls game-worn pinstriped … [Read more...] about Auction Roundup: Buckner’s Glove; Rose ROY Trophy, Secretariat Shoe Find Homes
The glove and cleats worn by Bill Buckner when his error helped the New York Mets win Game 6 of the 1986 World Series are among the items in Goldin Auctions’ newly launched October Legends Auction. Buckner was wearing the high top cleats and using the MacGregor first baseman’s glove when Mookie Wilson’s ground ball bounced past him, enabling Ray Knight to score the winning … [Read more...] about Bill Buckner’s 1986 World Series Glove, Cleats at Auction
Collectors hoping to snare an autograph from rookie quarterback Carson Wentz of the Philadelphia Eagles as the Philly Show opened this Friday won’t get the chance. Representatives for Fanatics, which manages Wentz’s autograph appearances, say they were told by team officials that Wentz isn’t coming to the show at the Valley Forge Resort because it might disrupt his … [Read more...] about Duty Calls: Eagles Cancel Carson Wentz Philly Show Appearance
It's probably the best way to track the value of sports cards and sports memorabilia--or anything else for that matter. Guide books may be out of date and just an average or estimate of selling prices. eBay's "search by completed items" function enables users to look at what items actually sold for. Unfortunately, those searches will only take you back 15 days worth of … [Read more...] about eBay Expanding Completed Search Function