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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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1952 Topps Mickey Mantle #311 PSA NM-MT+ 8.5

1952 Topps Mickey Mantle #311 PSA NM-MT+ 8.5

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$810,000

1916 Indianapolis Brewing Co. Babe Ruth #151 Rookie PSA VG-EX 4.

1916 Indianapolis Brewing Co. Babe Ruth #151 Rookie PSA VG-EX 4.

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$264,000

1955 Topps Roberto Clemente #164 PSA Mint 9

1955 Topps Roberto Clemente #164 PSA Mint 9

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$264,000

1964 Mickey Mantle World Series Home Run Record-Setting Game Worn New York Yankees Jersey, MEARS A9.

1964 Mickey Mantle World Series Home Run Record-Setting Game Worn New York Yankees Jersey, MEARS A9.

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$1,320,000
1927 Babe Ruth Game Used Record Sixtieth Home Run Bat

1927 Babe Ruth Game Used Record Sixtieth Home Run Bat

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$660,000

Heritage Events Calendar

Chicago Sports Spectacular
Donald E Stephens Convention Center 
5555 N River Rd
Rosemont, IL 60016
https://chicagosportsspectacular.com/
Fri: 4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Sat: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sun: 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM

Dallas Fantasy Fair Appraisal Event
Irving Convention Center
500 Las Colinas Blvd W
Irving, TX 75039
https://www.facebook.com/DallasFantasyFair.INFO/
November 24 - November 25
Sat: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sun: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Philadelphia Sports Collectors Show
Valley Forge Convention Center
1160 First Ave
King of Prussia, PA 19406
https://phillyshow.com/
November 30 - December 2
Fri: 3:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Sat: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sun: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Yankee Memorabilia from the Greatest Legends to Wear Pinstripes
12.13.2017 Yankee Memorabilia from the Greatest Legends to Wear Pinstripes

Known first as the Baltimore Orioles, then the New York Highlanders, the team now known as the New York Yankees have proven themselves over the last century (and a decade more) to be the most storied franchise in American baseball history. ...

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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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