Various memorabilia pieces from the late Mel Ott are available in the upcoming SCP Auctions’ 2017 Fall Premier Auction. Eight different lots from the Baseball Hall of Famer’s personal collection will be available, with each item accompanied by a letter from the Ott Family. The online auction runs through Sat., Nov. 4.
Another copy of the T206 Ty Cobb with Cobb Tobacco back, one of sports collecting’s rarest baseball cards has been uncovered. Freshly authenticated and graded by PSA, the century-old rarity was found by a Georgia family while cleaning out their late father’s home. Humbly tucked in a match box that was stored in a sock drawer along with a few dozen other T206 and T205 cards, it’s now been authenticated and graded (PSA 1, Poor). Consigned to SCP Auctions, it will be among the major draws to the company’s fall catalog, set to launch October 18.
A jersey Aaron Judge wore in a 2013 game while playing at Fresno State is about to hit the auction block. Offered by SCP Auctions, this is the first time a game-used college jersey worn by the Yankees rookie has been put up for public sale.
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.
For decades, the Honus Wagner card from the landmark T206 set that was issued between 1909 and 1911 has been regarded as the hobby’s holy grail. Countless collectors have dreamed of owning one, but very few have even laid their hands upon it or seen it with their own eyes.
J. Ross Greene has plenty of reason to celebrate these days. Since stepping forward last month to reveal that he has been the secret owner of a very special Honus Wagner for the past 21 years, his card has soared to $417,724 in a current SCP Auction closing on June 10.
The tension, the anticipation, the feeling of men girding for battle, is palpable in the left-field sections of Angel Stadium every time Albert Pujols steps to the plate with a chance to hit the 600th home run of his distinguished career. While fans throughout the stadium rise and point their smartphones toward Pujols, grown men in left field pound their fists into their baseball gloves, stake out their territory and size up the competition for a milestone baseball with six-figure earning potential.
For about two decades, J. Ross Greene kept a deep, delightful secret. Outside of his circle of family and close friends and one or two people in the hobby, no one knew that in 1996 he spent the shocking sum of $46,000 on a baseball card ($103,000 in today’s money). “I didn’t have many friends who thought about baseball cards,” he told me from his home in the Atlanta area. “I’m sure they thought that ‘he’s got a lot of money or hasn’t got any sense.’”