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  In This Issue Of Sports News:

  Collector News

Heritage Sports Consignment Directors Head to Vegas, Philly and Chicago in March

Coming off our exciting $5.9 million Platinum Night Auction that took place in New York City this past weekend, Heritage Auctions’ sports department shows no signs of slowing down, and will be making three consignment trips in March, while in search of quality cards and memorabilia for our May 2-4 catalog auction.

Collectors in the Philadelphia area will have a chance to visit with Heritage sports representatives Mark Jordan, Lee Iskowitz and Derek Grady at the “Philly Show,” this weekend March 1-3 at Valley Forge Casino and Resort in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania. To make an appointment or for more information, please contact Mark Jordan at MarkJ@HA.com or (214) 409-1187, LeeI@HA.com or (214) 409-1601, or Derek Grady at DerekG@HA.com or (214) 409-1975.

In addition, Mark Jordan will be making his way to Sin City and will be attending the “Las Vegas Industry Summit” from March 17-20. If you have vintage sports cards, autographs or memorabilia please make an appointment by contacting Mark Jordan at MarkJ@HA.com or (214) 409-1187 to discuss your potential consignment.

The final trip of this month will take Heritage representatives Pete Calderon and Mark Jordan to the Windy City and the Sun Times Show at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, Illinois on March 22-24. To make an appointment to meet with one of our sports experts, please contact Pete Calderon at PeterC@HA.com or (214) 409-1789 or Mark Jordan at MarkJ@HA.com or (214) 409-1187.

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Mike Eruzione's 1980 'Miracle on Ice' game worn jersey and winning goal scoring stick bring $920,000+, leading $1.4+ million Eruzione Collection

1980 Mike Eruzione 'The Miracle on Ice' Game Worn USA Olympic Hockey JerseyThe jersey that was worn by team captain Mike Eruzione in the 1980 U.S. Men's Olympic Hockey Team "Miracle on Ice" 4-3 victory over the dreaded and feared Soviet Union team — voted Top Sports Moment of the 20th Century by Sports Illustrated — and the stick that Eruzione used to score the eventual game-winning goal realized $657,250 and $262,900, respectively, to bring more than $920,000 at Heritage Auctions' on Feb. 23.

The stick, the night's opening lot, topped its estimate by more than five times — amidst spirited bidding — to realize $262,900. The white jersey that Eruzione wore in the "Miracle" game was the subject of much pre-auction buzz and several rounds of bidding before rising to finish at $657,250.

Eruzione auctioned off his historic 1980 Olympic material — where the upstart Americans famously toppled the USSR hockey juggernaut 4-3 on Feb. 22 — to benefit his children and grandchildren and to benefit his Winthrop Foundation, which funds charities in his hometown of Winthrop, MA.

1980 Mike Eruzione Gold Medal Game Worn USA Olympic Hockey Team JerseyThe trove also contained the blue jersey the captain wore two days later in the gold medal game against Finland, which exceeded its estimate to realize $286,800. The hockey gloves Eruzione wore throughout the entire tournament went for more than 10 times their pre-auction estimates by binging $53,775, while the warm-up suit he was wearing during the medal ceremony (when he famously called his entire team up to the podium to share the moment) realized $26,290 and the red pants that Eruzione wore in the Olympics realized $28,680.

"The 'Miracle on Ice' is the greatest American sports moment of the 20th century and a moment that transcended all geo-political boundaries," said Chris Ivy, Director of Sports at Heritage Auctions. "Tonight we saw collectors show Mike Eruzione, and that entire team, how highly they think of him and of the things he achieved. It couldn't have happened to a nicer, more giving person."

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Meet Dirk Nowitzki And Help Fight Childhood Hunger

Meet Dirk Nowitzki!

Dirk Nowitzki is giving you a chance to meet him! Bid in the Kroger "Give & Go" online auction benefiting North Texas Food Bank's Food 4 Kids Program. You can win two tickets in a suite, an autographed jersey, tour of the Mavericks facility and meet the 2011 NBA Finals MVP — Dirk Nowitzki! Proceeds go to the North Texas Food Bank's Food 4 Kids program that feeds 12,000 chronically hungry children in North Texas each weekend during the school-year.

Now through March 15th, you can bid on twenty (20) packages that include:

  • Invitation for two (2) for a special meet & greet with Dirk Nowitzki, including a tour of Mavs practice facility and locker room after Mavs-Bulls game on March 30. With photos and autographs!
  • Two (2) tickets inside a catered suite for the Mavs-Bulls game on March 30 at American Airlines Arena in Dallas
  • One (1) Mavs player jersey autographed by Dirk Nowitzki

Meet Dirk Nowitzki!

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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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Website Tips: Bidding Increments

We have revised the bidding increments in our Internet-only auctions, effective immediately. For these auctions, the increments are now:

Bidding Increments
Current Bid Bid Increment
< $50 $1
$50 - $99 $2
$100 - $199 $5
$200 - $499 $10
$500 - $999 $20
$1,000 - $1,999 $50
$2,000 - $4,999 $100
$5,000 - $9,999 $200
$10,000 - $19,999 $500
$20,000 - $49,999 $1,000
$50,000 - $99,999 $2,000
$100,000 - $199,999 $5,000
$200,000 - $499,999 $10,000
$500,000 - $999,999 $20,000
>= $1,000,000 $50,000

These are roughly half of the previous increments, and are designed to let our bidders place more precise bids. Affected auctions include:

  • Sunday and Tuesday Internet Coin auctions
  • Weekly World and Ancient Coin auctions
  • Thursday Modern Coin auctions
  • Monthly Internet Wine auctions
  • Sunday Internet Sports Collectibles auctions
  • Sunday Movie Poster auctions
  • Tuesday Internet Watch and Jewelry Auctions
  • Tuesday Internet Luxury Accessory auctions
  • Weekly Internet Rare Books auctions
  • Thursday Vintage Guitar & Musical Instrument Internet auctions
  • Tuesday Internet Currency auctions
  • Sunday Internet Comics auctions

The increments on Signature, Grand Format, Final Session, and Sports Catalog auctions with extended bidding have not changed. This is to keep the increments consistent between Internet bidding and the live sessions on these auctions.

Of course, Internet bidders still have the option to bid between increments as they see fit, so long as they bid the next increment or higher. For more information, please see HA.com/c/ref/web-tips.zx#increments.

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  Consign Today

Top quality collectibles will also be given featured placement in print ads within such trade publications as Sports Collectors Digest, Sports Market Report and Beckett Elite, providing maximum hobby exposure. Generous cash advances are available. Call or email one of our consignment directors today to discuss your collection.

Chris Ivy
at 800 872-6467 ext. 1319
or email at CIvy@HA.com

Derek Grady
at 800 872-6467 ext. 1975
or email at DerekG@HA.com

Mike Gutierrez
at 800 872-6467 ext. 1183
or email at MikeG@HA.com

Mark Jordan
at 800 872-6467 ext. 1187
or email at MarkJ@HA.com

Lee Iskowitz
at 800 872-6467 ext. 1601
or email at LeeI@HA.com

Peter Calderon
at 800 872-6467 ext. 1789
or email at PeterC@HA.com

Jonathan Scheier
at 800 872-6467 ext. 1314
or email at JonathanS@HA.com

Chris Nerat
at 800 872-6467 ext. 1615
or email at ChrisN@HA.com

Rob Rosen
at 800 872-6467 ext. 1767
or email at RRosen@HA.com

Tony Giese
at 800 872-6467 ext. 1997
or email at TonyG@HA.com

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  Employment Opportunities

As the fastest growing American-based auction house, financially rock-solid Heritage Auctions continues to grow and seek the best talent in the industry. If you are a specialist or have strong general collectibles knowledge, we want to hear from you. These specialists will, in some cases, head new departments and in others will enhance existing department expertise. We have positions open at our headquarters in Dallas as well as at our new state-of-the-art galleries in prime locations in both Midtown Manhattan and Beverly Hills.

Heritage is seeking to hire the world's best specialists in the following categories:

  • 20th Century Design Specialist: Beverly Hills, New York
  • Asian Art Specialist: Beverly Hills
  • Coin Buyer: San Francisco
  • European Art Specialist: New York
  • European Comic Art Specialist: Dallas, Paris
  • Firearms Specialist: Dallas
  • Modern & Contemporary Art Specialist: Beverly Hills, New York
  • Timepiece Specialist: Beverly Hills, New York
  • Trust & Estates Specialist: New York
  • Western Art Director: Dallas, Beverly Hills
  • World Coins Director: Hong Kong

If you are interested and feel you have the qualifications we seek, please email your resume and salary history to Experts@HA.com.

We are also seeking to fill the following corporate positions:

  • Client Services Representative: Dallas
  • Currency Cataloger: Dallas
  • Currency Consignment Director: Dallas
  • e-Publishing Expert: Dallas
  • Front-end Web Developer: Dallas
  • Interns
  • Marketing Account Executive: Dallas
  • Web Marketing Specialist: Dallas
  • WPF Applications Developer: Dallas

If you are interested in applying for one of these Corporate positions, please apply here.

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  Around Heritage

Jim Bowie pay order expected to bring $70,000+ to benefit the Texas State Historical Association

James 'Jim' Bowie Pay Order SignedA unique pay order signed by Alamo defender Jim Bowie and an 1839 copy of Guide to the Republic of Texas, used by settlers in the early Texas wilderness, highlights more than 200 lots of memorabilia in Heritage Auctions' March 1-2 Texana Signature® Auction to benefit the Texas State Historical Association. The auction is an important component of the group's fundraising activities and will be held during its 117th annual meeting, Feb. 28-March 1 in Fort Worth.

"The once-a-year auction is an excellent opportunity to own historical Texas maps, signed documents, books and manuscripts as well as meet and learn from important collectors with a passion for Texas history," said Sandra Palomino, Director of Historical Manuscripts at Heritage. On items donated by TSHA members, Heritage Auctions is again donating its 19.5 percent buyer's premium to support the TSHA.

"Because this auction's audience goes beyond traditional collectors, we expand our focus to include all objects related to Texas," said Sandra Palomino, Director of Historical Manuscripts at Heritage. "Each auction is special in its own way and includes many one of a kind rarities."

[Map]. Richard S. Hunt and Jesse F. Randel. Guide to the Republic of Texas: Consisting of a Brief Outline of the History of its Settlement, A General View of the Surface of the Country; It's Climate, Soils, Productions...Accompanied by a New and Improved MapLeading off the selection is a March 10, 1829 pay request James "Jim" Bowie issued to his longtime friend and business partner Angus McNeill in the amount of $134. Bowie's business deals made him famous, or infamous depending on the circumstances, across the Texas frontier. He died on March 6, 1835 defending the Alamo, assuring his place in the pantheon of Texas heroes. His signed pay order is expected to bring $70,000.

The establishment of the Republic Texas brought an influx of traders, settlers and new businesses. One book helped promote emigration to Texas: Richard S. Hunt's and Jesse F. Randel's Guide to the Republic of Texas. The tome shows for the first time the newly laid out town of Austin and include a history of the region, its climate and soils and major industries.

"Unlike most copies, this one still has the original full, hand-colored map on onion skin paper with an inset map of the Rio Grande and the country west to the Pacific Ocean," Palomino said. The 1839 volume is expected to bring $30,000+.Additional highlights include but are not limited to:

[Map]. J[acob] De Cordova. De Cordova's Map of Texas.A broadside condemning General Vicente Filisola for the retreat of the Mexican army is expected to bring $20,000.

An 1857 version of De Cordova's Map of Texas, a large hand-colored version of one of the most correct and authentic original maps of Texas ever compiled, is expected to bring $30,000.

A partial document signed by David "Davy" Crockett in 1834 as a U.S. Representative, two years before his death at the Alamo, is expected to bring $15,000.

A rare, elephant folio edition of War Between the United States and Mexico by George Wilkins Kendall, in two volumes with 12 illustrated plates, is expected to bring $25,000.

More information about Historical auctions.

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  Sports Trivia
Instant Quiz:

Answer this quick question and see how you stack up against your peers.

What player has the most career blocked shots in NBA history?

       A) Hakeem Olajuwon
       B) Bill Russell
       C) Wilt Chamberlain
       D) Manute Bol
       E) David Robinson

Look for the answer, results and more details in the next issue of Heritage Sports News.

Last issue's question:

Who holds the record for most triples in a single season?

D) Chief Wilson (36 Triples) (17%)

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  Current Auctions
Sports Auctions
March 15 Kroger GIVE & GO Auction Benefiting North Texas Food Bank #533
March 15 Kroger GIVE & GO Auction Benefiting North Texas Food Bank #533
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Sunday Internet Sports Auction Sunday Internet Sports Auction #151309
March 3, 2013
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Sunday Internet Sports Auction Sunday Internet Sports Auction #151310
March 10, 2013
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Sunday Internet Sports Auction Sunday Internet Sports Auction #151311
March 17, 2013
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Sunday Internet Sports Auction Sunday Internet Sports Auction #151312
March 24, 2013
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Other Signature Auctions
2013 March 1-2 Texana Signature Auction - Fort Worth #6097 2013 March 1-2 Texana Signature Auction - Fort Worth #6097
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March 23 Photographs Signature Auction - Dallas #5132 March 23 Photographs Signature Auction - Dallas #5132
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March 23 - 24 Vintage Movie Poster Signature Auction - Dallas #7072 March 23 - 24 Vintage Movie Poster Signature Auction - Dallas #7072
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Other Internet Auctions
Sunday Internet Movie Poster Auction Sunday Internet Movie Poster Auction #161309
Closes March 3
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Sunday Internet Comics Auction Sunday Internet Comics Auction #121309
Closes March 3
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Sunday Internet Coin Auction Sunday Internet Coin Auction #131310
Closes March 3
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Weekly Internet Luxury Accessories Auction Weekly Internet Luxury Accessories Auction #251310
Closes March 5
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Tuesday Internet Coin Auction Tuesday Internet Coin Auction #131310
Closes March 5
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Tuesday Internet Currency Auction Tuesday Internet Currency Auction #141310
Closes March 5
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Tuesday Internet Watch and Jewelry Auction Tuesday Internet Watch and Jewelry Auction #171310
Closes March 5
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Weekly World Coin Auction Weekly World Coin Auction #231310
Closes March 7
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Weekly Internet Rare Books and Autographs Auction Weekly Internet Rare Books and Autographs Auction #201310
Closes March 7
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Thursday Modern Coin Auction Thursday Modern Coin Auction #241310
Closes March 7
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