Laguna Niguel, Calif. (Dec. 2, 2012) – Ozzie Smith's 13 Gold Glove Awards from 1980-1992 sold for $519,203, the only known Babe Ruth's c. 1922 team sweater went for $250,642, Oscar Robertson's 1963-64 Most Valuable Player Award attracted a bid of $177,632 and Paul Hornung's Heisman Memorial Trophy sold for $173,102 in SCP Auctions' November auction which concluded early Sunday. The auction, including nearly 2,000 sports memorabilia items, brought in a total of $6.4 million. All prices are inclusive of a 20 percent buyers' premium.
Two significant pairs of Muhammad Ali fight-worn gloves - Ali's (then Cassius Clay) gloves from his February 25, 1964 bout against Sonny Liston and his gloves from his March 8, 1971 bout against Joe Frazier (Ali-Frazier I) – each sold for $385,848 in the first session of SCP Auctions' auction which concluded early Saturday. The sale of these two items set a world-record price for any piece of boxing memorabilia at public auction.
"Collector's passion for high-quality sports memorabilia is at an all-time high," said Dan Imler, Vice President of SCP Auctions. "That fervor is enhanced significantly when the opportunity arises to acquire items directly from player collections or estate collections. This auction proves once again that the combination of quality and direct provenance produces incredible auction results."
Other highlights of the auction include:
- Oscar Robertson's 1960 Olympic Gold Medal Winning Team USA game-worn jersey - $121,324
- 1910 T210 Old Mill Series 8 Joe Jackson GD PSA 2 - $96,631
- 1966 Green Bay Packers Superbowl I championship ring presenter to player Steve Wright - $75,205
- 1938-39 Lou Gehrig New York Yankees game-used bat - $75,205
- Sam Jones' 1983 National Basketball Hall of Fame Induction ring - $66,734
Full auction results are available at www.scpauctions.com.
About SCP Auctions
SCP Auctions, Inc. has been a leader in brokering and auctions of important sports memorabilia and cards since 1979. The Southern California based firm conducts online auctions throughout the year, highlighted by their Premier Auctions in the spring and fall. SCP Auctions has handled some of the most significant individual items and prominent collections in their field, such as the record-setting sale of the earliest known jersey worn by New York Yankees legend Babe Ruth ($4.4 million) the famed T206 Honus Wagner baseball card ($2.8 million) and Babe Ruth's bat used to hit the first home run in Yankee Stadium ($1.3 million). Interested bidders can call (800) 350-2273 or visit SCP Auctions online at www.SCPAuctions.com. for more information on how to participate.