Hurricane Sandy or Not, Heritage Sports Experts to
Head Out East for November Consignment Trips
Fresh off Heritage Auctions’ successful October Signature
Auction, our sports experts will be traveling to sports card and
memorabilia shows in Boston, Toronto and Chicago this month and
will be available to view items and large collections that would be
suitable for our upcoming 2013 February Platinum Night and May
Collectors in the Boston area will have a chance to visit with
Heritage representatives Tony Giese and Derek Grady at the New England
National in Wilmington, Massachusetts from November 2-4. To
make an appointment or for more information, please contact Tony
Giese at TonyG@HA.com or his
direct line at (214) 409-1997 or Derek Grady at DerekG@HA.com or (214) 409-1975.
In addition, Heritage sports representatives Pete Calderon and
hockey expert Bill Campbell will be picking up quality consignments
at the Sportcard and Memorabilia Expo in Mississauga from
November 9-11 at Toronto International Centre. If you have vintage
sports cards, autographs or memorabilia please contact Pete in
advance at PeterC@HA.com or his
direct line at (214) 409-1789 to discuss your consignment and
Lastly, Heritage representatives Pete Calderon and Mark Jordan
will be in the Chicagoland area to visit with consignors and to
attend the 45th Annual Chicago Sun-Times Sports Collectibles
Convention at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in
Rosemont, Illinois on November 16-18. To schedule an appointment
with one of our sports card and memorabilia experts, please e-mail
Pete Calderon at PeterC@HA.com
or his direct line at (214) 409-1789.
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Baseball rarities lead the way in Heritage $5.8+
million sports auction
Heritage Sports Collectibles' $5.8 million Oct.
25-27 2012 Signature Auction
further established the company as
the leading auctioneer in the industry, with a record 600
consignors supplying the event with nearly 3,000 lots for the
largest bidding audience (2,393) yet to participate in a 2012
"This event was a true testament to the breadth and depth of the
Heritage bidding clientele," said Chris Ivy, Director of Sports at
Heritage Auctions. "It's no small feat to achieve consistently
strong prices for nearly 3,000 lots over a three day period, but
the top collectors really turned out in force for this one and were
quite enthusiastic about the material."
Early cardboard earned the top spots in this densely packed
event, with the world famous
"Black Swamp Find" of 1910 E98 candy cards making its second
Heritage Auction appearance after debuting in the Baltimore
Platinum Night event in August.
"We were pleased but not surprised to see interest remaining
very strong in this collection," said Ivy, who reported more than
$219,000 realized for the 34 lots offered in this event. "Clearly
the enormous exposure our marketing department achieved for the
'Black Swamp Find' has served our consignor well."
The second finest 1970 Topps Baseball set in the hobby soared
into rarified air for a modern issue, tallying $112,330 through a
combination of single cards and group lots fashioned to maximize
financial return for the consignor.
One of the highest prices ever realized for a 21st Century football
piece stunned the gridiron collecting world as the
helmet worn by Pro Bowl Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker James
during his Super Bowl record 100-yard interception
return against the Arizona Cardinals in 2009 sold for $53,775.
Recently deceased Hall of Fame slugger Harmon Killebrew was
fondly remembered by collectors, who battled to a $26,290 result
1959 Minnesota Twins uniform.
All that glittered was collecting gold in an auction punctuated
by the spoils of athletic war, with notable entries including
New York Yankees World Championship pocket watch at $33,460 and
Olympic Gold medal issued to a member of the victorious 1924
Uruguayan soccer team, which realized $26,290.
Top autograph results from this landmark event included the second
offering in Heritage history of an
exceedingly rare Charles "Kid" Nichols single signed baseball
at $33,460 and an extraordinary ball
autographed by Ruth, Gehrig, DiMaggio, Mantle
and more for an
"It's been a hectic three months, but all of the hard work has
clearly paid off, with well over $10 million in sales since the
first of August," said Ivy. "With the addition of the February
Platinum Night auction in New York, the outlook for the 2013
auction calendar is very bright."
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Sunday Internet Auction Highlights
HA.com/Sports is the
place to be every Sunday night for collectors of fine sports
memorabilia and trading cards.
Over 100 lots will close to initial bidding at 10 PM CT. On a
lot-by-lot basis, starting at 10:00 PM CT, any person who has bid
on the lot previously may continue to bid on that lot until there
are no more bids for 30 minutes. For example, if you bid on a lot
during Normal Bidding, you could participate during Extended
Bidding for that lot, but not on lots you did not bid on
previously. If a bid was placed at 10:15, the new end time for that
lot would become 10:45. If no other bids were placed before 10:45,
the lot would close. If you are the high bidder on a lot, changing
your bid will not extend the bidding during the 30 Minute Ending
phase (only a bid from another bidder will extend bidding).
No other major sports memorabilia auction house provides its
clientele this much bidding excitement. It's just another reason
why Heritage is the World's Largest Collectibles Auctioneer.
Call or email today to discuss consigning your fine sport
collectibles and trading cards to an upcoming Heritage auction.
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