Game-used memorabilia from one of baseball’s greatest sluggers is hitting the auction block next month. SCP Auctions will be handling the sale of several items from Mel Ott, a Hall of Famer who hit 511 home runs and led the National League in long balls six times during a 22-year career — all with the New York Giants.
SCP Auctions will offer several items from the career of Baseball Hall of Famer Mel Ott in its 2017 Fall Premier Auction. Eight different lots from the Baseball Hall of Famer’s personal collection will open for bidding on Wed., Oct. 18. Each item will be accompanied by a letter from the Ott Family. The online auction runs through Sat., Nov. 4.
On the weekend of the annual Naismith Hall of Fame inductions, we’ve learned SCP Auctions will be offering a jersey that would be at home in Springfield, MA.
It was 10 years ago tonight that Bonds hit a 99 mph Ubaldo Jimenez fastball on a line to left-center field, where three fans scrapped for his final home run ball while he slowly circled the bases.
One earned multiple championships. The other made multiple movies. Both earned a lot of money. Fifteen years ago, Shaq and fellow Los Angeles resident Sylvester Stallone were pals who made a memorabilia trade. Now, Shaq’s glitzy gift to Sly is going on the auction block.
What you see: A road gray, game-worn New York Yankees jersey that was worn by Babe Ruth. SCP Auctions sold it for $4.4 million in May 2012, setting a record for any item of sports memorabilia at auction.
Does the run on O.J. Simpson memorabilia begin now? The Hall of Fame running back was granted parole Thursday afternoon in Nevada after spending nine years in prison for armed robbery involving two sports memorabilia dealers in Las Vegas. Before that, he was acquitted in the murders of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman in 1995. Not long after the new news on Thursday, one auction house had its own Simpson news.
Two of O.J. Simpson’s California driver’s licenses are going up for auction later this year, a California auction house announced hours before Simpson’s Nevada parole hearing was set to begin on Thursday. SCP Auctions spokesperson Terry Melia told USA TODAY Sports that the licenses were submitted for auction by a former Simpson bodyguard.
Just in time for O.J. Simpson’s potential release from prison … the Juice’s old driver’s license issued during the heart of his murder trial is hitting the auction block! TMZ Sports has learned 2 of O.J.’s old California licenses — including the one issued to him while incarcerated at the L.A. County Jail in 1995 — are going up for auction and could fetch BIG bucks.
A pair of Converses worn by none other than Michael Jordan just broke a record, becoming the most expensive game-worn sneakers ever auctioned off. Jordan wore them during the final game of the 1984 Olympics, in which he scored 20 points to lead Team USA to a victory over Spain. The 21-year-old had just left the University of North Carolina and signed with the Chicago Bulls, making that game his final as an amateur.