The current auction is our unique to the industry auction of (mainly) affordable autographs and memorabilia from all of the major sports. These are basically items with a retail value of $500 or less and very low minimum bids.
With that said, our covers showcase a tremendous offering of signed jerseys and framed prints of Tom Brady, LeBron James, Derek Jeter and Michael Jordan. This is the largest offering we have ever had of these very desirable and attractive items, they are all throughout the catalog. Please note the descriptions regarding the inclusion LOAs may be updated on our web site as we go through the paperwork from our consignor, so please check our website regularly if this is important to you.
We open the auction with a solid offering of signed baseball cards. We have some fresh new signed cards from the 1960s, including a 1958 Topps Ted Williams All Star, 1964 Topps Tony Conigliaro Rookie, 1964 Topps Don Hoak and Chuck Dressen among much more. We continue with a solid run of signed Perez Steele postcards including some scarcities and PSA 10 examples. A strong run of signed Yellow HOF Plaques follows immediately.
There are several better HOFers and tougher signatures offered as cuts and 3x5s and a large run of signed 8x10 photos with many highlights. We have some quality signed jerseys and equipment, including Jeter, Ichiro, Koufax, Mays and Ryan. There is a tre- mendous offering of signed large prints and framed displays with a large variety of signed high quality images from classic HOFers and a mini-gallery of Derek Jeter signed oversize images.
Day two begins with single signed baseballs. Checking in at over 200 lots, this is a very substantial offering. We have several better deceased singles, including Walt Alston, Curt Flood, Roy Halladay, Charlie Keller and two Billy Mar- tins. There is a very large run of HOFer singles, from classic HOFers to more recent inductees. This section closes with some interesting group lots. Team and multi-signed baseballs go back to the 1940s. There are high grade balls, super cheap low grade balls, some interesting vintage Minor League balls and some nice All Star team balls here.
Basketball memorabilia is a real high point of this auction. We have a large variety of higher quality items signed by LeBron James and Michael Jordan, including jerseys, large prints and signed insert cards among much more.
Football is another real high point of the auction. We have a good run of single signed footballs, many Tom Brady signed items, a great offering of signed jerseys and some better Goal Line postcards among much more.
We have more hockey autographs than ever, mainly classic HOFers and stars. These are bring offered as both singles and lots, with note to Crosby, Gretzky, Lemieux, Messier, Orr et al. Items include jerseys, signed/framed large prints and signed insert cards.
Baseball memorabilia begins with some interesting game bats that came from George Scott. We also have some nice pubs and tickets, a fresh collection of vintage wire photos from the 1950s with several Jackie Robinsons and several pieces of vintage equipment.
Vintage pennants conclude the auction in a pretty big way. Checking in at over 100 different lots, there is simply all sorts of wonderful content. These go back nearly a century, with great and scarce pennants, mainly baseball and football. If you are a pennant collector, you will really want to carefully review this section.