Heritage Auctions
| Charity Auctions  
| Art & Antiques | Books | Coins | Comics | Currency | Entertainment & Music | Historical  
| Jewelry, Timepieces & Luxury Accessories | Movie Posters | Natural History | Sports | Wine  
  In This Issue Of Sports News:
 

  Collector News

Rare Early Ali Gloves to Appear in Heritage April Auction

1960 Cassius Clay (Muhammad Ali) AAU Championship Fight Worn Gloves.
When considering the greatest heavyweight boxers of all time, there is "no contest" when making the argument that Muhammad Ali is at the top of the list. Widely acknowledged as "The Greatest," serious boxing memorabilia collectors regularily pay special attention to fight-worn material used by the great Ali. It is that mindset that brings us to one of the featured pieces in Heritage Auctions' April Signature auction 1960 Cassius Clay (Muhammad Ali) AAU Championship Fight Worn Gloves. These early mitts carry the conservative estimate of $20,000+, and are one of very few items from Clay's amateur days ever to appear at auction.
1960 Cassius Clay (Muhammad Ali) AAU Championship Fight Worn Gloves.
As one of the leading forces in the boxing world for the advancement of the black race, it's poetic that young Cassius Clay's victory on April 9, 1960 to claim the National AAU light heavyweight boxing Championship would come in a second-round stoppage of a fighter named Jeff Davis, surely named for the President of the vanquished American Confederacy. The victory would be Clay's last noteworthy accomplishment before claiming the Gold Medal in the 1960 Rome Olympics months later.
1960 Cassius Clay (Muhammad Ali) AAU Championship Fight Worn Gloves
As is the case with most of the early Clay material in the modern hobby, these gloves derive from the trophy cases of Louisville's Columbia Street Gym and the personal collection of Joe Martin, who took a young Clay under his wing and introduced him to the sport which would earn his immortality. A letter of provenance from internationally renowned boxing memorabilia expert Craig Hamilton attests to the background of the ten ounce relics.
1960 Cassius Clay (Muhammad Ali) AAU Championship Fight Worn Gloves.
The gloves are burgundy leather with a white "Rawlings" label at each wrist, and an "AAU" tag denoting glove weight at interior right wrist. Each interior wrist bears commission stamping reading "Nat'l Toledo 1960 Approved," and are initialed by the commission inspectors. Original laces are present. Wear is light but definite, most evident in sweat staining of the interior, as is appropriate for brief amateur tournament use. A rare and very special opportunity to own genuine fight worn gear from the early evolution of boxing's greatest name.

Back to Top

Sports Experts To Hit Northern and Southern California During a Pair of February Consignment Trips

With Heritage Auctions' April Signature Auction consignment deadline right around the corner, our sports experts will be travelling to California twice this month in order to view large collections, which would be suitable for what is shaping up to be one of our most impressive auctions to date.

Heritage sports representatives Mark Jordan and Derek Grady will be picking up quality consignments in the Southern California area, including our Beverly Hills office, from February 16-18. If you have vintage sports cards, autographs or memorabilia please contact Mark in advance at MarkJ@HA.com or his direct line at (214) 409-1187, or Derek at DerekG@HA.com (214) 409-1975 to discuss your consignment and pickup.

Collectors in the Northern California area will also have a chance to visit with Heritage representatives by appointment from February 22-27 or by attending our Sacramento appraisal fair on February 24-26. To make an appointment or for more information, please contact Mark Jordan at MarkJ@HA.com or his direct line at (214) 409-1187.

Back to Top

Sunday Internet Auction Highlights

HA.com/Sports is the place to be every Sunday night for collectors of fine sports memorabilia and trading cards.

Over 100 lots will close to initial bidding at 10 PM CT. On a lot-by-lot basis, starting at 10:00 PM CT, any person who has bid on the lot previously may continue to bid on that lot until there are no more bids for 30 minutes. For example, if you bid on a lot during Normal Bidding, you could participate during Extended Bidding for that lot, but not on lots you did not bid on previously. If a bid was placed at 10:15, the new end time for that lot would become 10:45. If no other bids were placed before 10:45, the lot would close. If you are the high bidder on a lot, changing your bid will not extend the bidding during the 30 Minute Ending phase (only a bid from another bidder will extend bidding).

No other major sports memorabilia auction house provides its clientele this much bidding excitement. It's just another reason why Heritage is the World's Largest Collectibles Auctioneer.

Call or email today to discuss consigning your fine sport collectibles and trading cards to an upcoming Heritage auction.

Back to Top

Website Tips: Video Lot Descriptions

Imagine you're in Paris, and an item you've always been interested in comes up for auction at Heritage. It is something you've been looking out for for years. But it's housed in Dallas until the live auction session takes place in Beverly Hills. You can't break away from work or family to travel from France to Texas or California to view it in person, you just don't trust that anyone can describe it to your satisfaction over the phone, and you can't tell enough about it from photographs. What to do?

Many collectibles are especially difficult to fully represent with photography or to completely describe to someone else in words. So whenever we can, we take advantage of Heritage Auctions' continued commitment to employ technology to make the auction process easier, faster, and more transparent, and to deliver as much information as possible to our bidders in order to help them make an informed decision about a lot. One particular way we do this is through the use of Video Lot Descriptions (VLDs) for premium lots in our auctions.

A Video Lot Description is a one to four minute video presentation of an auction lot, produced entirely by Heritage Auctions, and hosted on a given item's webpage once online bidding opens. We have produced them in many of our departments, and the lots that have included a VLD have benefited greatly in terms of visibility, bidding activity, and consequently prices realized.

Traditionally, in categories where we have two similar lots, one with a VLD, and one without, the lot that carries the video presentation generally brings a noticeable premium over the other, sometimes as much as double the price. Video matters, and people respond to it well. In an age when YouTube is one of the most visited websites in the world, can there be any doubt that video has an impact? And speaking of YouTube, we are currently working on a company-wide process to host our VLDs there, to further increase visibility of the premium lots in our auctions.

VLDs are available in all Heritage categories. If you are a consignor to a Heritage auction, please discuss the VLD option with your consignment director. There is a nominal fee for the service, but as we like to say, if you buy a VLD on a $10,000 lot, and it results in just one more bid, then the video has paid for itself already.

So, what do they look like? Click on the image/link below to view a VLD in a recent Sports Collectibles Signature Auction. The VLD will be at the bottom of the item page on our website. And as always, please feel free to contact us directly at Bid@HA.com if you have any questions about the VLD service.

1934 Lou Gehrig Tour of Japan Game Worn Uniform
1934 Lou Gehrig Tour of Japan Game Worn Uniform

Back to Top


  Consign Today

Top quality collectibles will also be given featured placement in print ads within such trade publications as Sports Collectors Digest, Sports Market Report and Beckett Elite, providing maximum hobby exposure. Generous cash advances are available. Call or email one of our consignment directors today to discuss your collection.

Chris Ivy
at 800 872-6467 ext. 1319
or email at CIvy@HA.com

Derek Grady
at 800 872-6467 ext. 1975
or email at DerekG@HA.com

Mike Gutierrez
at 800 872-6467 ext. 1183
or email at MikeG@HA.com

Mark Jordan
at 800 872-6467 ext. 1187
or email at MarkJ@HA.com

Lee Iskowitz
at 800 872-6467 ext. 1601
or email at LeeI@HA.com

Peter Calderon
at 800 872-6467 ext. 1789
or email at PeterC@HA.com

Jonathan Scheier
at 800 872-6467 ext. 1314
or email at JonathanS@HA.com

Chris Nerat
at 800 872-6467 ext. 1615
or email at ChrisN@HA.com

Back to Top


  Employment Opportunities

As the fastest growing American-based auction house, financially rock-solid Heritage Auctions continues to grow and seek the best talent in the industry. If you are a specialist or have strong general collectibles knowledge, we want to hear from you. These specialists will, in some cases, head new departments and in others will enhance existing department expertise. We have positions open at our headquarters in Dallas as well as at our new state-of-the-art galleries in prime locations in both Midtown Manhattan and Beverly Hills.

Heritage is seeking to hire the world's best specialists in the following categories:

  • Asian Art Specialist: Dallas, Beverly Hills, or New York
  • European Art Specialist: Dallas, Beverly Hills, or New York
  • Firearms Specialist: Dallas
  • Modern & Contemporary Art Specialist: New York
  • World Coins Director: Hong Kong

If you are interested and feel you have the qualifications we seek, please email your resume and salary history to Experts@HA.com.

We are also seeking to fill the following corporate positions:

  • Bullion Coin Trader: Dallas
  • Cataloger — U.S. Coins: Contract, Remote
  • Cataloger - World Coins: Dallas, TX
  • Client Services Representative: Dallas
  • Consignment Coordinator - World Coins: Dallas
  • Desktop Support: Dallas
  • Desktop Support Supervisor: Dallas
  • eBay Collectible Sales Specialist: Dallas
  • e-Publishing Expert: Dallas
  • Graphic Designer: Dallas
  • Interns: Dallas, TX
  • Inventory Control Clerk: Dallas, TX
  • Janitor: Dallas, TX
  • Mail List/ Marketing Analyst: Dallas, TX
  • Operations Assistant: New York
  • Operations Assistant - Coins: Dallas
  • Operations Assistant - Historical: Dallas
  • Operations Assistant - Vintage Guitars: Dallas
  • Operations Assistant - World Coins: Dallas
  • Print Press Assistant: Dallas
  • Senior Web Developer: Dallas
  • Settlements Clerk Dallas, Part Time
  • Shipping Associate Dallas
  • SQL Developer Dallas

If you are interested in applying for one of these Corporate positions, please apply here.

Back to Top


  Around Heritage

The greatest collection of coins Judean coins ever offered

Heritage is proud to announce our offering of The Shoshana Collection of Ancient Judean Coins. Assembled over the course of four decades by a diligent collector of Judean coins, this collection is perhaps the greatest assembly of ancient coins related to the foundation of ancient Israel ever offered, with more than 2,300 coins spanning more than 11 centuries. Auction estimates on the coins range from $200 to $750,000.

All of the coins in this collection are beautiful examples of their respective types, with immense historical value, To get a sense of just how special these coins are, watch our video here:

This auction will take place March 8-9 at the Fletcher-Sinclair Mansion (Ukrainian Institute of America) at 2 East 79th St (at 5th Ave.) in New York. Numismatists, history buffs and aficionados of fine Judaica alike are all invited to bid in this auction. Anyone wanting or hoping to acquire one of these historic pieces should make plans to be in New York in early March, or get your bids in online now.

More information about world and ancient coin auctions.

Back to Top


  Sports Trivia
Instant Quiz:

Answer this quick question and see how you stack up against your peers.

What punctuation mark did baseball clown Max Patkin wear on the back of his jersey?

       A) "?"
       B) "."
       C) "!"
       D) ";"
       E) None of the above



Look for the answer, results and more details in the next issue of Heritage Sports News.

Last issue's question:

Who had the longest run from scrimmage in a Super Bowl?

C) Willie Parker (28%)Back to Top

  Current Auctions
Sports Auctions
Sunday Internet Sports Auction Sunday Internet Sports Auction #151208
February 19, 2012
View Lots
Sunday Internet Sports Auction Sunday Internet Sports Auction #151209
February 26, 2012
View Lots
Sunday Internet Sports Auction Sunday Internet Sports Auction #151210
March 4, 2012
View Lots
Sunday Internet Sports Auction Sunday Internet Sports Auction #151211
March 11, 2012
View Lots

Other Signature Auctions
2012 February 22-24 Vintage Comics & Comic Art Signature Auction - New York Heritage Live Enabled
2012 February 22-24 Vintage Comics & Comic Art Signature Auction - New York #7054
View Lots
Add to Calendar
2012 March 1-2 Illustration Art Signature Auction- Beverly Hills Heritage Live Enabled
2012 March 1-2 Illustration Art Signature Auction- Beverly Hills #5090
View Lots
Add to Calendar
2012 March 3 Texana Signature Auction- Houston Heritage Live Enabled
2012 March 3 Texana Signature Auction- Houston #6067
View Lots
Add to Calendar
2012 March 8-9 Signature Auction - The Shoshana Collection of Ancient Judean Coins - New York Heritage Live Enabled
2012 March 8-9 Signature Auction - The Shoshana Collection of Ancient Judean Coins - New York #3003
View Lots
Add to Calendar
2012 March 8-9 US Coin Signature Auction - New York Heritage Live Enabled
2012 March 8-9 US Coin Signature Auction - New York #1168
View Lots
Add to Calendar
2012 March 20 California Art Signature Auction- Beverly Hills Heritage Live Enabled
2012 March 20 California Art Signature Auction- Beverly Hills #5103
View Lots
Add to Calendar

Other Internet Auctions
Thursday Modern Coin Auctions Thursday Modern Coin Auctions #241207
February 16, 2012
View Lots
Weekly Internet Rare Books and Autographs Auction Weekly Internet Rare Books and Autographs Auction #201207
February 16, 2012
View Lots
Thursday Vintage Guitar & Music Instrument Internet Auction Thursday Vintage Guitar & Music Instrument Internet Auction #181207
February 16, 2012
View Lots
Sunday Internet Coin Auction Sunday Internet Coin Auction #131208
February 19, 2012
View Lots
Sunday Internet Comics Auction Sunday Internet Comics Auction #121208
February 19, 2012
View Lots
Sunday Internet Movie Poster Auction Sunday Internet Movie Poster Auction #161208
February 19, 2012
View Lots
Tuesday Internet Wholesale Watch Auctions Tuesday Internet Watch & Jewelry Auction #171208
February 21, 2012
View Lots
Tuesday Internet Coin Auction Tuesday Internet Coin Auction #131208
February 21, 2012
View Lots
Tuesday Internet Currency Auction Tuesday Internet Currency Auction #141208
February 21, 2012
View Lots
Monthly Internet World Coin Auction Monthly Internet World Coin Auction #231210
March 6, 2012
View Lots

Auction Schedule | Order a Catalog
Back to Top


Search Heritage

My Heritage
Pre-Qualify to Bid
To maintain the highest level of integrity in our auctions, we verify every account prior to bidding.
Pre-Qualify Now
Missed An Issue
Consign Now!
e-mail or Call Today:
Chris Ivy
1-800-872-6467 x1319
Don't Miss Out
Get e-mail notifications in all of your areas of interest.
Click Here!
Website Tips
Need Help?
Either reply to this e-mail, visit our Contact Us web page, or call us at:1-800-872-6467
(214) 528-3500
Fax: 214-409-1425

Frequently Asked Questions
Facebook Twitter YouTube