Lou Brown has been a sports card dealer for 35 years--one of those rare birds who has survived the ups and downs of the industry and built a strong retail business. Nice collections used to come into card shops in those early days. Lately it's a lot of overproduced stuff that isn't worth the cardboard it's printed on. Recently, though, the wait for another really good find … [Read more...] about 1894 Mayo Cut Plug Dunlop Card Found in Old Farmhouse; Will Be Auctioned
By day, he helps keep the nation's air traffic moving in an orderly fashion. By night, he's one of more than two dozen consignment representatives for one of the sports memorabilia industry's top auction companies. Steve Phillips lives in the Dallas-Ft. Worth area and when a potential consignor who lives within driving distance wants to consider consigning his collection … [Read more...] about Consignment Rep Sees it All
Robert Edward Auctions announced today that a trio of historic and valuable items tied to the legendary life and career of baseball icon Lou Gehrig have been consigned to the company’s upcoming annual catalog auction. They include a 1925-29 Gehrig pro model bat with strong use once personally gifted by Gehrig to his next-door neighbor, a 1938 game-used road jersey, believed … [Read more...] about Rare Lou Gehrig Game Jersey, Bat, Signed Baseball to Hit Auction Block
Westhampton, N.Y-based Grey Flannel Auctions will offer a Super Bowl I player's ring belonging to former Green Bay Packer Steve Wright. The ring has been consigned to Grey Flannel's next major catalog auction, set to begin in April and close May 11. "To our knowledge, the May sale will mark the first time an authentic player's ring from Super Bowl I has ever come to … [Read more...] about Super Bowl I Ring to Hit Auction Block
For about 150 years now, ballplayers, wood carvers and inventors have been coming up with ideas to improve a hitter's chances in the batter's box. One of the more unusual attempts came just over a century ago when an inventor unveiled the "banana bat". Emile Kinst (sometimes referred to as Emil Kindt) was a Chicago inventor who tried to get big league clubs interested in a … [Read more...] about Will Banana Bat Be “Apeeling” at Auction?
No matter your opinion, it's hard to argue that Steiner Sports has become a big player in the sports memorabilia industry. Forging deals with teams and players for exclusive autographs and memorabilia, Steiner grew rapidly while driving prices upward for long-time collectors. Its partnership with the Yankees is now in its second decade, one which led to the company being … [Read more...] about Brandon Steiner Talks About His Start, His Company