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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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1998 Heisman Memorial Trophy Presented to University of Texas Longhorns Running Back Ricky Williams

1998 Heisman Memorial Trophy Presented to University of Texas Longhorns Running Back Ricky Williams

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$504,000

1909-11 T206 Sweet Caporal 150/30 Honus Wagner PSA Authentic/Altered

1909-11 T206 Sweet Caporal 150/30 Honus Wagner PSA Authentic/Altered

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$540,000

1937 Lou Gehrig Game Worn New York Yankees Jersey with Photo Matches to Two Different Home Run Games, MEARS A9 & SGC Excellent

1937 Lou Gehrig Game Worn New York Yankees Jersey with Photo Matches to Two Different Home Run Games, MEARS A9 & SGC Excellent

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$2,580,000

1953 Topps Mickey Mantle #82 PSA Mint 9

1953 Topps Mickey Mantle #82 PSA Mint 9

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$396,000

1916 Famous & Barr Co. Babe Ruth #151 PSA EX-MT 6 - The Hobby's Newest & Greatest Example!

1916 Famous & Barr Co. Babe Ruth #151 PSA EX-MT 6 - The Hobby's Newest & Greatest Example!

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$540,000

1933 Butter Cream Babe Ruth PSA EX 5 - A Relic of Hobby History

1933 Butter Cream Babe Ruth PSA EX 5 - A Relic of Hobby History

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$192,000

1909-11 T206 Sweet Caporal 150/30 Eddie Plank PSA VG 3

1909-11 T206 Sweet Caporal 150/30 Eddie Plank PSA VG 3

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$252,000

1956 Roy Campanella Game Worn Brooklyn Dodgers Jersey, MEARS A9.5

1956 Roy Campanella Game Worn Brooklyn Dodgers Jersey, MEARS A9.5

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$108,000

2016 New England Patriots Super Bowl LI Championship Ring Presented to Player

2016 New England Patriots Super Bowl LI Championship Ring Presented to Player

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$96,000

One of Three Graded Mint 9 with None Higher! 1915 Cracker Jack Ty Cobb #30 PSA Mint 9

One of Three Graded Mint 9 with None Higher!
1915 Cracker Jack Ty Cobb #30 PSA Mint 9

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$504,000

1932 U.S. Caramel Babe Ruth #32 PSA Mint 9 - Pop Two, None Higher!

1932 U.S. Caramel Babe Ruth #32 PSA Mint 9 - Pop Two, None Higher!

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$432,000

1910 Old Mill Series 8 Joe Jackson PSA VG+ 3.5

1910 Old Mill Series 8
Joe Jackson PSA VG+ 3.5

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$600,000

1914 Boston Garter Joe Jackson SGC 70 EX+ 5.5

1914 Boston Garter Joe Jackson
SGC 70 EX+ 5.5

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$480,000

1929-32 Lou Gehrig Game Worn New York Yankees Cap from The Lou Gehrig Collection, MEARS Authentic

1929-32 Lou Gehrig Game Worn New York Yankees Cap from The Lou Gehrig Collection, MEARS Authentic

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$312,000

1933 Goudey Lou Gehrig #160 PSA Mint 9 - Pop Two, None Higher!

1933 Goudey Lou Gehrig #160 PSA Mint 9 - Pop Two, None Higher!

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$576,000

1933 Goudey Babe Ruth #144 PSA Mint 9

1933 Goudey Babe Ruth #144 PSA Mint 9

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$528,000

1933 Goudey Babe Ruth #181 PSA Mint 9

1933 Goudey Babe Ruth #181 PSA Mint 9

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$456,000

Heritage Events Calendar

Philadelphia Sports Collectors Show
Valley Forge Casino Resort
1160 First Ave.
King of Prussia, PA 19406
December 6 - December 8
Fri: 2:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Sat: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sun: 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

White Plains Sports Card Show - Winter Extravaganza
Westchester County Center
198 Central Ave
White Plains, NY 19406

January 10 - January 12
Fri: 2:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Sat: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sun: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Amigo California Guitar Show-Bay Area
Marin Civic Center
10 Avenue of the Flags
San Rafael, CA 94903
January 18 - January 19
Sat: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sun: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

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
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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