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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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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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Dec. 10-13

1933 Jimmie Foxx Single Signed Home Run Baseball Inscribed to His Son from The Jimmie Foxx Collection

1933 Jimmie Foxx Single Signed Home Run Baseball Inscribed to His Son from The Jimmie Foxx Collection

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Dec. 10-13

1916 M101-4 Sporting News Babe Ruth #151 SGC VG/EX 4

1916 M101-4 Sporting News Babe Ruth #151 SGC VG/EX 4

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Dec. 10-13

1956 1909-11 T206 Sweet Caporal Ty Cobb Signed Portrait Red Background Good 2 Auto 7.

1956 1909-11 T206 Sweet Caporal Ty Cobb Signed Portrait Red Background Good 2 Auto 7.

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$192,000

1986-87 Michael Jordan Game Worn Chicago Bulls Uniform

1986-87 Michael Jordan Game Worn Chicago Bulls Uniform

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$480,000

1909-11 T206 Sweet Caporal 350/30 Eddie Plank PSA EX-MT 6

1909-11 T206 Sweet Caporal 350/30 Eddie Plank PSA EX-MT 6

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$312,000

2016 Kobe Bryant Number '8' Staples Center Hardwood Used in His Historic Sixty-Point Farewell Game

2016 Kobe Bryant Number "8" Staples Center Hardwood Used in His Historic Sixty-Point Farewell Game

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$631,200

2004 Topps Chrome LeBron James (Superfractor) #23 PSA Gem Mint 10 - #'d 1 of 1

2004 Topps Chrome LeBron James (Superfractor) #23 PSA Gem Mint 10 - #'d 1 of 1

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$720,000

1956 Sandy Koufax Game Worn & Signed Brooklyn Dodgers Jersey, MEARS A9.

1956 Sandy Koufax Game Worn & Signed Brooklyn Dodgers Jersey, MEARS A9.

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$750,000

2018 New England Patriots Super Bowl LIII Championship Ring Presented to Wide Receiver Josh Gordon.

2018 New England Patriots Super Bowl LIII Championship Ring Presented to Wide Receiver Josh Gordon.

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$138,000

1986 Fleer Basketball Cards & Stickers Complete Set (132+11) - All Graded PSA Gem Mint 10!

1986 Fleer Basketball Cards & Stickers Complete Set (132+11) - All Graded PSA Gem Mint 10!

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$216,000

1948 Leaf Satchel Paige #8 PSA NM 7

1948 Leaf Satchel Paige #8 PSA NM 7

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$108,000

1948 Leaf Jackie Robinson #79 PSA NM-MT 8

1948 Leaf Jackie Robinson
#79 PSA NM-MT 8

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$174,000

1921 Babe Ruth 52nd Home Run (Career #155) Game Used 'Hotel Ansonia' Bat, PSA/DNA GU 10

1921 Babe Ruth 52nd Home Run (Career #155) Game Used "Hotel Ansonia" Bat, PSA/DNA GU 10

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$930,000

1910 T210 Old Mill - Series 8 Joe Jackson SGC VG+ 3.5 - From a New to the Hobby Find!

1910 T210 Old Mill - Series 8 Joe Jackson SGC VG+ 3.5 - From a New to the Hobby Find!

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$492,000
What Was the First Football Trading Card Set?
04.17.2020 What Was the First Football Trading Card Set?

Read the fascinating history of the first football trading card set, and see the #1 current finest near-complete set for sale...

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What Was the First Football Trading Card Set?
05.08.2020 So How Much Are My Sports Cards Worth Anyway?

A friend was spring-cleaning last week, because he could bake no more sourdough bread, when he found stashed in a "junk" closet three long, narrow cardboard boxes long ago forgotten about. ...

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Dallas-Fort Worth Sports Stars and a Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Help Heritage Auctions Raise $100,000 for North Texas Food Bank

DFW Sports Stars and a Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Help Heritage Auctions Raise $100,000 for North Texas Food Bank

Eagles Signed Guitar Handwritten Lyrics
GUITAR
$12,600
LYRICS
$33,600

1983 George Brett Game Worn & Signed Kansas City Royals Jersey, MEARS A10--From the Pine Tar Game!

1983 George Brett Game Worn & Signed Kansas City Royals Jersey, MEARS A10--From the Pine Tar Game!

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$174,000

1941 Play Ball Joe DiMaggio #71 PSA Gem Mint 10

1941 Play Ball Joe DiMaggio #71 PSA Gem Mint 10

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$750,000

Heritage Events Calendar

Sports Virtual Appraisal Event
Wednesday
12/16/2020
9:00am-4:00pm
Sign Up by 12/15

Amigo California Guitar Show-SoCal
OC Fair & Event Center
88 Fair Dr
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
January 23 - January 24
Sat: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sun: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

35rd Annual TRISTAR Houston Collectors Show
NRG Area
1 NRG Park
Houston, TX 77054
February 12 - February 14
Fri: 3:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Sat: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sun: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Dallas Record Show
Richard Civic Center
411 W Arapaho
Richardson, TX 75080
February 20
Sat: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM

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

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

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$765,000

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
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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