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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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1915 Cracker Jack Ty Cobb #30 PSA NM-MT 8

1915 Cracker Jack Ty Cobb #30 PSA NM-MT 8

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1915 Cracker Jack Joe Jackson #103 PSA NM-MT 8 - Only Two Higher

1915 Cracker Jack Joe Jackson #103 PSA NM-MT 8 - Only Two Higher

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1915 Cracker Jack Christy Mathewson #88 PSA Mint 9 - None Higher

1915 Cracker Jack Christy Mathewson #88 PSA Mint 9 - None Higher

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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

1952 Topps Mickey Mantle #311 PSA NM-MT 8. Fresh To The Hobby!

1952 Topps Mickey Mantle #311 PSA NM-MT 8. Fresh To The Hobby!

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$430,200

1948 Leaf Satchel Paige #8 PSA NM-MT 8 - Pop Five, None Higher!

1948 Leaf Satchel Paige #8 PSA NM-MT 8 - Pop Five, None Higher!

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$432,000

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

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

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Spring 2019 Austin Record Convention
Palmer Event Center 
900 Barton Spring Rd.
Austin, TX 78704
www.austinrecords.com
May 18 - May 19
Sat: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sun: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Amigo Chicago Guitar Show
Odeum Expo Center 
1033 N. Villa Ave.
Villa Park, IL 60181
www.amigoguitarshows.com/chicago-3
May 18 - May 19
Sat: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sun: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Dallas Appraisal Event   
Heritage Auctions: Dallas Office   
3500 Maple Ave.    
Dallas, TX 75219
5/31/2019 to 6/2/2019  
Fri 9:00am-4:00pm 
Sat 9:00am-4:00pm 
Sun 9:00am-2:00pm

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
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