1959 Drysdale Uniform Slated for Heritage February
As the holiday season draws near, Heritage Auctions' highly
anticipated February 23, 2013 Platinum
is also right around the corner, and it is sure
to be one of the most exciting hobby events of the new year. Coming
off our August
2012 Platinum Night event
that featured "The Black Swamp"
caramel card find and countless other one-of-a-kind pieces, and a
$5.8 million October
2012 Signature Auction
, the February
promises to set hobby records, and will
undoubtedly turn the heads of savvy sports card and memorabilia
One of the highlight pieces that will be offered in that very
auction are baseball icon Don
Drysdale's jersey and pants
from one of the most important eras
in Los Angeles Dodgers history.
The home white flannel worn on the mound by Hall of Famer during
the team's 1959 championship campaign, and possibly during
Drysdale's Game Three Fall Classic victory at the Los Angeles
Coliseum. As the unimprovable rating from the experts at MEARS
would indicate, the garment remains 100% original and unaltered
since its time with the iconic beanballer, announcing "Dodgers 53"
in classic blue and red felt on the chest, with the digits repeated
in blue on verso. Lower left front tail holds proper "Rawlings Hall
of Fame Flannel [size] 44" labeling above a blue chain stitched
"Drysdale 59," embroidered directly into the jersey body. Interior
tail reveals a washing instructions label holding a "Set 1 1959"
flap tag at right edge. The jersey exhibits solid wear but none of
the staining or moth holes typical of decades-old flannel. The
obverse is autographed twice in bold black sharpie.
Also showcased in the same lot are Drysdale's matching white
pants that date to the subsequent season, as an embroidered swatch
at interior waistband indicates: "Drysdale 60 33 ins." Manufacturer
and washing instructions labels are identical to the jerseys, and
are joined by a size "38" designator. Like the jersey, the pants
show solid, undamaged wear and support a perfect joint display. To
view the auction lot's preview, please
Back to Top
Heritage Sports Experts to Head Out East for
November Consignment Trip
Our sports experts will be traveling to sports card and
memorabilia shows in Chicago this month and will be available to
view items and large collections that would be suitable for our
upcoming 2013 February Platinum Night and May Signature
Lastly, Heritage representatives Pete Calderon and Mark Jordan
will be in the Chicagoland area to visit with consignors and to
attend the 45th Annual Chicago Sun-Times Sports Collectibles
Convention at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in
Rosemont, Illinois on November 16-18. To schedule an appointment
with one of our sports card and memorabilia experts, please e-mail
Pete Calderon at PeterC@HA.com
or his direct line at (214) 409-1789.
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: Get Alerted When Your Lot Is Coming
Up For Auction
Now at HA.com, you can receive
Text (SMS) reminders on your smartphone, to remind you when a lot
you have bid on, tracked, or consigned is coming up for Live
For any lots you choose, we will send a text message
approximately 20 minutes before the lot comes up for Live Auction.
This feature gives you the opportunity to not be outbid once the
lot you want goes up for Live Auction — or you can choose to watch
along with the auction as the hammer falls.
If you haven't already signed up to receive text messages, just
go to MyProfile and enter your mobile phone number. We will send
you a confirmation text message. To activate this service, just
reply to the confirmation message with 'yes'. Heritage doesn't
charge for this service, but standard text messaging rates may
apply from your carrier.
Once you're signed up to receive text messages, there are two
ways you can sign up to receive live bid notifications. As you
place your bid, the bid confirmation page contains a link where you
can click to enable the live bidding text messages. Once you click
on this link, you're set up. The link is also available on the bid
results page if you're the high bidder on the lot.
You can also add text alerts from MyBids, MyTrackedLots, or
MyConsignments. Click on the checkbox to the left of all lots for
which you wish to receive notices. Then, from the Lot Actions
dropdown immediately above or below the lot listings, choose
"Enable Live Bidding Text (SMS) Alerts" and click "Submit".
If you have Live Bidding alerts enabled, you will see a green
icon next to the MyBids/MyTrackedLots/MyConsignments listing.
Live Bid notifications are available for all items in live
auction sessions, regardless of whether there is a floor session or
not. They are, of course, not available for our weekly
Back to Top