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Sports Memorabilia 

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Chris Ivy
Director of Sports Auctions
1-800-872-6467 Ext. 1319

Chris began working at Heritage Auctions in 2000 after serving as a professional grader with Sportscard Guaranty Corporation (SGC) in New Jersey. He was the driving force behind the inception of the Sports auction division in 2003 and under his management Heritage Sports has grown significantly each year to become the largest sports auction house in the world with over $50 million in annual sales.

Chris has orchestrated the auction of some of the most important athlete collections in the industry including The Lou Gehrig Collection, The Walter Johnson Collection, The Jim Thorpe Collection, The James Naismith Collection, The Mike Eruzione Collection, The Sam Snead Collection, The Stan Musial Collection, and The Brooks Robinson Collection.  

In 2012, he supervised the marketing and sale of the most significant baseball card find in the history of sportscard collecting. Known as The Black Swamp Find, it included hundreds of 1910 E98 baseball cards, discovered by a Defiance, Ohio family while cleaning out a relative’s attic. The sale of The Black Swamp Find collection continues today and to date has brought over two and a half million in total sales.

Chris is recognized as a nationally respected expert in the industry with appearances on NBC's Today Show, CNN, ESPN, FOX News, and hundreds of print media outlets including The New York Times, USA Today, Sports Illustrated, and The Associated Press.  

Today Chris continues to serve as the Director of Sports Auctions for Heritage. In his position, he is responsible for the day-to-day operations, combining vision and execution with a balance of business and collecting passion. He counsels advanced collectors to help them build some of the most significant private collections in the hobby and he also works with consignors on a daily basis to recommend the disposition of their collections in order to maximize their financial return.

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1980 Earvin Magic Johnson NBA Finals Clinching Game Six Worn & Signed Los Angeles Lakers Jersey with Multiple Years' Subsequent Wear!

1980 Earvin "Magic" Johnson NBA Finals Clinching Game Six Worn & Signed LA Lakers Jersey with Multiple Years' Subsequent Wear!

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$1,500,000
1910 Old Mill Series 8 Joe Jackson SGC VG 3

1910 Old Mill Series 8 Joe Jackson SGC VG 3

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$540,000
1909-11 T206 Sweet Caporal Honus Wagner PSA Fair 1.5

1909-11 T206 Sweet Caporal Honus Wagner PSA Fair 1.5

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$2,280,000
1982-83 Michael Jordan Game Worn University of North Carolina Tar Heels Jersey from First 'NCAA Player of the Year' Season

1982-83 Michael Jordan Game Worn University of North Carolina Tar Heels Jersey from First "NCAA Player of the Year" Season

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$1,380,000
2000 Playoff Contenders Championship Ticket Tom Brady Rookie #144 (34/100) BGS NM-MT+ 8.5 Auto 10

2000 Playoff Contenders Championship Ticket Tom Brady Rookie #144 (34/100) BGS NM-MT+ 8.5 Auto 10

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$1,590,000
1909 T206 Sweet Caporal Honus Wagner (The Garagiola Wagner) SGC Authentic

1909 T206 Sweet Caporal Honus Wagner (The Garagiola Wagner) SGC Authentic

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$2,520,000
1933 Goudey Babe Ruth #149 PSA NM-MT 8--Only Two Superior

1933 Goudey Babe Ruth #149 PSA NM-MT 8--Only Two Superior

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$540,000
1951 Bowman Mickey Mantle

1951 Bowman Mickey Mantle

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$480,000
1916-18 Babe Ruth Game Used Bat with Extraordinary Provenance, PSA/DNA GU 9.5

1916-18 Babe Ruth Game Used Bat with Extraordinary Provenance, PSA/DNA GU 9.5

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$1,020,000
2020 Zion Williamson NBA Top Shot Rookie Debut (Series 1) - #1/192.

2020 Zion Williamson NBA Top Shot Rookie Debut (Series 1) - #1/192.

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$162,000
1970 Topps Football PSA-Graded Complete Master Set (263) Plus Both Variations

1970 Topps Football PSA-Graded Complete Master Set (263) Plus Both Variations

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$180,000
1979 O-Pee-Chee Hockey Wax Box With 48 Unopened Packs - Gretzky Rookie Year!

1979 O-Pee-Chee Hockey Wax Box With 48 Unopened Packs - Gretzky Rookie Year!

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$151,320
1979 O-Pee-Chee Wayne Gretzky #18 Rookie PSA Gem Mint 10--Population Two!

1979 O-Pee-Chee Wayne Gretzky #18 Rookie PSA Gem Mint 10 - Population Two!

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$1,290,000
1997 Metal Universe Michael Jordan (Precious Metal Gems - Green) #23 PSA Authentic - #'d 9/100

1997 Metal Universe Michael Jordan (Precious Metal Gems - Green) #23 PSA Authentic - #'d 9/100

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$915,000
2013-14 Panini Prizm Giannis Antetokounmpo (Autograph Prizms Black) #33 (1/1) BGS 9.5 Autograph 10.

2013--14 Panini Prizm Giannis Antetokounmpo (Autograph Prizms Black) #33 (1/1) BGS 9.5 Autograph 10.

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$384,000
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04.17.2020 What Was the First Football Trading Card Set?

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05.08.2020 So How Much Are My Sports Cards Worth Anyway?

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Sports Autographs: Indicators of a Fake Signature
10.19 Sports Autographs: Indicators of a Fake Signature

Autographs mean different things to different people. For some, they are reminders of chance encounters with childhood heroes, or of hours spent waiting to meet – even if only for a couple of seconds – a favorite athlete or entertainer. They also can be prized possessions, treasured gifts or shrewd investments.

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