A jersey worn by Kobe Bryant in his 18th and final All-Star Game has sold at auction for $100,040. NBA Auctions and MeiGray have been selling the first half game jerseys and warmup gear for the 2016 event with Bryant’s red #24 West All-Stars shirt attracting the most attention of any jersey ever offered on the NBA’s auction platform. The price nearly doubled the previous … [Read more...] about Notebook: Kobe’s Last All-Star Jersey Nets $100,040
8 Fun Jim Palmer Baseball Cards to Own
Jim Palmer’s pitching motion was easy and fluid, with a compact delivery and a high leg kick. Opposing batters, who initially were jockeying for position to hit against the right-hander, found out that hitting against Palmer wasn’t easy as cake. Or, Cakes, as Palmer was called, because of his habit of eating pancakes on the day he pitched. Palmer's work on the mound … [Read more...] about 8 Fun Jim Palmer Baseball Cards to Own
1966 Topps Baseball Set an Underrated Classic
The 1966 baseball season was marked by a series of jarring developments that would change the way fans looked at the game and help to shape the campaigns that followed. From player retirements to upheaval in the standings to the renaming of a franchise, it seemed as if all aspects of the game were in flux. Against that backdrop of uncertainty, baseball … [Read more...] about 1966 Topps Baseball Set an Underrated Classic
Tax Implications Spurring Sudden Sales of Sports Stars’ Memorabilia?
It's been a familiar story lately. Retired player or coach selling off a special item or collection, ostensibly to pay for the education of family members. Jim Palmer did it. Don Larsen's doing it. Bob Knight. Ozzie Smith. For collectors with cash, it's like being in a kid in a candy shop. Whenever well known sports personalities let go of the tangible items that … [Read more...] about Tax Implications Spurring Sudden Sales of Sports Stars’ Memorabilia?
Selling the Past to Pay for the Future
Steiner Sports has listed some of the items from the Bob Knight collection that are currently up for auction. There is the 1976 NCAA Championship ring (current bid $12,500), the '81 ring ($7,500), the '87 ($10,000), his College Basketball Hall of Fame ring and medal, his 900th win trophy, practice worn shoes, a red game-worn blazer and game worn sweater. Even some Final Four … [Read more...] about Selling the Past to Pay for the Future
Bidding Brisk as Jim Palmer’s Cy Young Awards Go on Auction Block
It’s been 36 years since Jim Palmer won the last of his three Cy Young Awards. Now, someone else will have a chance to own them. They’re included in Hunt Auctions’ upcoming 2012 All-Star FanFest sale in Kansas City. Also up for bid will be Palmer’s 1976 and 1979 Gold Glove Awards. It’s not a financial need issue for Palmer, but at age 66 he says his priorities have … [Read more...] about Bidding Brisk as Jim Palmer’s Cy Young Awards Go on Auction Block
Philly Show Returns
One of the sports memorabilia hobby's longest-running events returns this weekend. The Philadelphia Sports Card and Memorabilia Show, more commonly known as “The Philly Show,” sets up shop in King of Prussia, PA through Sunday. Originally launched in 1975 as one of the first venues for sports cards and collectible buyers and sellers, the show was held three times … [Read more...] about Philly Show Returns