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  In This Issue Of Sports News:

  Collector News

Big May for Heritage Sports - Three Consignment Trips and Auction Ends Next Week

With only a few days remaining in our highly anticipated May 2013 catalog auction, Heritage Auctions' sports card and memorabilia representatives will be hitting the road three times in May, as we are wasting no time getting ready for our August Platinum and October catalog auctions.

Collectors in the Toronto area will have the opportunity to visit with Heritage sports representatives Pete Calderon and Bill Campbell at the "Toronto Sports Card & Memorabilia Expo" on May 3-5 at Toronto International Centre. To make an appointment, or for more information, please contact Peter Calderon at PeterC@HA.com or (214) 409-1789.

In addition, Heritage representative Tony Giese will be making his way to Birmingham, Alabama and will be attending the "Heritage Auctions Appraisal Fair" from May 10-12 at the Hilton Birmingham Perimeter Parks' Jefferson and Cahaba ballrooms. If you have any vintage sports cards, autographs or memorabilia please make an appointment by contacting Tony Giese at TonyG@HA.com or (214) 409-1997 to discuss your potential consignment.

And lastly, Heritage Auctions will be represented by Mark Jordan and Tony Giese at the "Open Wheel Collectibles & Sports Memorabilia Expo" at Indianapolis' DuPont Pavilion at the Indiana State Fairgrounds on May 23-25. Mark and Tony will be accepting consignments and will be on hand to answer any questions about the auction process. To make an appointment, or for more information, please contact Tony Giese at TonyG@HA.com or (214) 409-1997; or Mark Jordan at MarkJ@HA.com or (214) 409-1187.

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Bidding Ends Soon for the May Sports Collectibles Auction

1935 Babe Ruth's Final New York Yankees Jersey & Uniform Player's Contract 1935 Babe Ruth's Final New York Yankees Jersey & Uniform Player's Contract
Only one weekend left to get in your initial bids for the Heritage Sports Catalog Auction.

For the first time in Heritage Sports history, our entire Signature auction will conclude in Extended Bidding format. Prices are still low, so now is your chance to place a wide array of initial bids to ensure the greatest number of options during the Extended Bidding period, which begins on each night at 10 PM Central time.

Session Times
Signature Session 1
(Lots 80001-81162)
10:00 PM CT, Thurs., May 2, 2013.
Internet & Phone Extended Bidding
Signature Session 2
(Lots 81163-82186)
10:00 PM CT, Friday, May 3, 2013.
Internet & Phone Extended Bidding
Signature Session 3
(Lots 82187-82722)
10:00 PM CT, Sat., May 4, 2013.
Internet & Phone Extended Bidding
Important Important: After normal bidding ends, you must be signed-on to the Heritage site to see the bidding option on lots where you qualify for extended bidding.

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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.

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Charity for Children Auction #534 - Benefiting All Children's Hospital

All Children's HospitalA Dale Earnhardt NASCAR car front end is being auctioned with proceeds from the sale donated to All Children's Hospital in St. Petersburg, Florida. All Children's Hospital is the only specialty licensed children's hospital on Florida's West coast. Founded in 1926, All Children's has grown into a leading pediatric referral center that is dedicated to advancing treatment, education, research and advocacy in child health.

The Charity for Children Auction is open for bidding until May 9 at 10 PM CT. The lot is located in Dallas, TX and may be previewed in Dallas with advance notice. For more information, contact Jeri Carroll, 800.872.6476 x1873 or JeriC@HA.com.

More information about Charity auctions.

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Sold! Steve Ivy Lifts Heritage Auctions To No. 1

By Scott S. Smith, For Investor's Business Daily

The business of items with historic meaning and investment value is booming.

And Heritage Auctions is collecting.

The Dallas firm is the world leader in collectibles, recently selling:

  • A signed copy of the Beatles' "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" album for $290,500.
  • Lou Gehrig's 1927 New York Yankees jersey for $717,000.
  • Gen. Ulysses S. Grant's sword for $1.7 million.

Read More At Investor's Business Daily.

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Website Tips: Getting the Most out of Guided Navigation

Have you ever wanted to search the Heritage website for something, but been overwhelmed by all the choices? Heritage offers you a video tutorial on how to search our website efficiently and effectively. Learn how to use the powerful Heritage search engine to your full advantage!


View the video here.

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  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

Rob Rosen
at 800 872-6467 ext. 1767
or email at RRosen@HA.com

Tony Giese
at 800 872-6467 ext. 1997
or email at TonyG@HA.com

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  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: Beverly Hills
  • Coin Buyer: San Francisco
  • European Art Specialist: New York
  • European Comic Art Specialist: Dallas, Paris
  • Firearms Specialist: Dallas
  • Modern & Contemporary Art Specialist: Beverly Hills, New York
  • Timepiece Specialist: Beverly Hills, New York
  • Western Art Director: Dallas, Beverly Hills
  • 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:

  • Building Operations / Maintenance Associate: Dallas
  • Client Data Specialist: Dallas
  • Client Services Representative: Dallas
  • Currency Cataloger: Dallas
  • Currency Consignment Director: Dallas
  • e-Publishing Expert: Dallas
  • Interns
  • Marketing Account Executive: Dallas
  • PHP Web Developer: Dallas
  • Studio Photographer: Dallas
  • Web Marketing Specialist: Dallas
  • WPF Applications Developer: Dallas

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

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  Around Heritage

Helping a Hero Auction #535

Bidding for the Helping a Hero Auction will end April 29, 2013, 10 PM CT. Bids will be transferred to Live Auction at the Helping a Hero Warrior Dinner, April 30th, 5:30 PM CT. The Helping a Hero Warrior Dinner is held at The Fairmont Hotel Dallas, 1717 North Akard, Dallas, Texas 75201. For further information, please contact Jeri Carroll, 214-409-1873 or JeriC@HA.com.

HelpingaHero.org is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, non-partisan organization providing support for military personnel, severely injured in the war on terror. Their principal activity is to provide specially adapted homes for qualifying service members as well as engaging the community to provide services and resources for our wounded heroes and their families.

To date they have awarded 90 homes in 21 states.

Their goal is to provide our wounded heroes with a home fully adapted to their special needs. Homes have been built for heroes who are paraplegias, quadriplegics, amputees (single, double, triple, double arm, single arm), burn victims and heroes with severe traumatic brain injury and severe post-traumatic stress disorder.

Some of the adaptations for our wheelchair bound recipients include wider doors, lower countertops, roll under sink, roll in shower, tile/wood floors throughout the home, etc. and they place these homes in master planned communities where they receive ongoing support from neighbors. HelpingaHero.org has an emergency needs fund and a large recreation program that enables our heroes to get out of the hospital and go hunting, fishing, attend rodeos, trail rides, BBQ's, etc. In 2013 they will host "Caregiver Retreats" and "Marriage Retreats" as they recognize the stress on our heroes and their families. Providing families with the tools to walk through the tough times and to receive peer to peer support is crucial for their lifetime recovery and success.

More information about Charity auctions.

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Famous 'Lost' Nickel Sells For $3.17 Million At Heritage Auctions' Central States Event

1913 5C Liberty PR63 PCGSA fabled, century-old rare U.S. nickel, recovered from a fatal car crash and then unsuspectingly kept in a closet for 41 years because it was mistakenly declared to be a fake, sold for $3,172,500 on Thursday night, April 25, 2013, as part of Heritage Auctions' Central States Numismatic Society U.S. Coins Signature® Auction in Schaumburg, IL.

The winning bidders were identified as Jeff Garrett of Lexington, KY and Larry Lee of Panama City, FL, who purchased the coin in partnership.

"This particular example of one of the world's most famous rare coins is perhaps the most special of them all given its amazing story," said Todd Imhof, Executive Vice President of Heritage Auctions. "Not only is it just one of only five known, genuine 1913-dated Liberty Head design nickels, this particular one was off the radar for decades until it literally came out of the closet after a nationwide search and was authenticated by experts in a secret midnight meeting Baltimore in 2003."

This 1913 Liberty nickel was consigned by the heirs of George O. Walton, a North Carolina collector who acquired the coin in the mid-1940s for a reported $3,750. He had it with him when he was killed in a car crash on March 9, 1962.

Melva Givens of Salem, Virginia, one of Walton's heirs, eventually received the coin after being told it was suspected of being an altered date fake.

"She kept the nickel in a box with family items in the closet, and it stayed there for four decades," said Ryan Givens of Salem, Virginia, one of Walton's nephews who consigned the 1913 Liberty Head nickel to Heritage with his two sisters and his brother.

According to the family, Melva Givens believed the 1962 evaluation that it was an altered date coin, but she also adamantly believed her brother had a real 1913 Liberty Head nickel and continued to look for it. She kept the "fake" coin, likely out of sentiment for her late brother and likely because of the date on the coin, 1913, her birth year.

A minimum $1 million reward for the accounted for fifth 1913 Liberty Head nickel prompted Walton's heirs to take the coin to Baltimore in July 2003 to the American Numismatic Association World's Fair of Money. The four other surviving 1913 Liberty nickels were scheduled to be exhibited at the convention. In a secret midnight meeting in a security room at the Baltimore Convention Center, a team of rare coin experts unanimously agreed the Walton nickel was the long-missing fifth coin.

"This is one of the greatest coins at that price range," said Garrett after placing the successful bid.

The winning bid of $3,172,500 includes the 17.5% percent buyer's premium and represents the total price paid by the winning bidder.

The 1913 Liberty Head nickel was one of the highlights of a $40+ million auction of rare coins and historic paper money offered by Heritage Auctions, April 24 - 28, 2013, in conjunction with the Central States Numismatic Society convention in the Schaumburg Convention Center, April 24-27.

More information about Coin auctions.

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Luxury Real Estate Newest Heritage Auctions Category

Heritage Auctions, the world's third largest auction house, specializing in fine art and collectibles, is now the only top tier auction company to offer luxury real estate auctions. Heritage offers you a powerful platform that reaches its client base of more than 750,000 members worldwide.

Working with Heritage's luxury real estate experts, sellers maintain control over the entire sale process, choosing the date, setting the terms and structuring the actual sale. Paired with our customized marketing campaigns, selling at auction accelerates the process, eliminates carrying costs and avoids long drawn-out negotiations. Best of all, Heritage conducts the sale in a transparent, competitive bidding environment — all within 60 to 90 days!

Call us today at 855-261-0573 to speak directly to one of our experienced Luxury Real Estate Directors.

More information about Luxury Real Estate auctions.

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  Sports Trivia
Instant Quiz:

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

Which golfer has won the most Masters tournaments?

       A) Tiger Woods
       B) Sam Snead
       C) Jimmy Demaret
       D) Bobby Jones
       E) Jack Nicklaus



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

Last issue's question:

What was the name of the Montreal Expos mascot?

E) Youppi (57%)

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  Current Auctions
Sports Auctions
May 2-4 Vintage Sports Collectible Signature Auction - Dallas #7075
May 2-4 Vintage Sports Collectible Signature Auction - Dallas #7075

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May 9 Charity for Children Auction #534
May 9 Charity for Children Auction #534

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Sunday Internet Sports Auction Sunday Internet Sports Auction #151318
Closes May 5
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Sunday Internet Sports Auction Sunday Internet Sports Auction #151319
Closes May 12
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Sunday Internet Sports Auction Sunday Internet Sports Auction #151320
Closes May 19
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Sunday Internet Sports Auction Sunday Internet Sports Auction #151321
Closes May 26
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Other Signature Auctions
April 29 Jewelry Signature Auction - New York #5130 April 29 Jewelry Signature Auction - New York #5130
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April 30 Helping a Hero Auction #535 April 30 Helping a Hero Auction #535
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May 10 American Indian, Pre-Columbian & Tribal Art Signature Auction - Dallas #5135 May 10 American Indian, Pre-Columbian & Tribal Art Signature Auction - Dallas #5135
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May 11 Texas Art Signature Auction - Dallas #5133 May 11 Texas Art Signature Auction - Dallas #5133
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May 11 Western & California Art Signature Auction - Dallas #5134 May 11 Western & California Art Signature Auction - Dallas #5134
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May 11 Fine American Art Signature Auction - Dallas #5136 May 11 Fine American Art Signature Auction - Dallas #5136
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May 16-18 Comics Signature Auction - Dallas #7076 May 16-18 Comics Signature Auction - Dallas #7076
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May 21 Watches & Fine Timepieces Signature Auction - New York #5137 May 21 Watches & Fine Timepieces Signature Auction - New York #5137
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May 22 Modern & Contemporary Art Signature Auction - Dallas #5138 May 22 Modern & Contemporary Art Signature Auction - Dallas #5138
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Other Internet Auctions
Weekly Internet Luxury Accessory Auction Weekly Internet Luxury Accessory Auction #251318
Closes April 30
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Tuesday Internet Watch & Jewelry Auction Tuesday Internet Watch & Jewelry Auction #171318
Closes April 30
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Tuesday Internet Coin Auction Tuesday Internet Coin Auction #131318
Closes April 30
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Tuesday Internet Currency Auction Tuesday Internet Currency Auction #141318
Closes April 30
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Thursday Modern Coin Auction Thursday Modern Coin Auction #241318
Closes May 2
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Weekly World Coin Auction Weekly World Coin Auction #231318
Closes May 2
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Weekly Internet Rare Books and Autographs Auction Weekly Internet Rare Books and Autographs Auction #201318
Closes May 2
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Sunday Internet Coin Auction Sunday Internet Coin Auction #131319
Closes May 5
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Sunday Internet Comics Auction Sunday Internet Comics Auction #121318
Closes May 5
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Sunday Internet Movie Poster Auction Sunday Internet Movie Poster Auction #161318
Closes May 5
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