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  • 1959 Topps Baseball
    Complete Set
    #15 on PSA Registry with 8.06 Set Rating
    Oscar Robertson's
    College Basketball
    POTY Trophy Named in his Honor
    '58 Roderick [Bobby]
    Wallace SS Dated &
    Inscribed ONL (Giles) Baseball
    Sandy Koufax 1955
    - 1966 Comp. Run
    of Regular Issues (All Topps & '63 Fleer)
    2011 Albert Pujols
    Signed Pro Model
    W.S. Game Used Bat (PSA/DNA GU 10)
    1928 Amsterdam
    Olymp. Silver Medal
    Awarded to USA Triple-Jumper
  • Mickey Mantle 1956
    -1969 Topps
    Consecutive Run of (14) Regular Issues
    '61 Rogers Hornsby
    Single Signed &
    Dated OAL (Cronin) Baseball
    1956 Topps #135
    Mickey Mantle
    (Gray Back) SGC 88 NM-MT 8
    Extremely Rare 1901
    "Casey at the Bat" by
    Ernest Thayer Soft-Cover First Edition
    1925-30 Hornsby
    Game Used Burke
    Batrite Pro. Model Bat (PSA/DNA GU 7)
    c. '35-44 Cy Young
    Signed American
    Association Baseball - Displays as Single
  • 2012 Mike Trout
    Signed Game Used
    Bat A.L. ROY Season (PSA/DNA GU 10)
    Ruth and Gehrig
    Dual-Signed Spalding
    Baseball - Stamped "Nat C. Strong"
    Babe Ruth
    Autographed OAL
    (Harridge) Baseball
    '43-44 Charlie Root
    Hollywood Stars
    Player/Mgr Game Worn Road Jersey
    1937 Joe DiMaggio
    Original News Photo
    from 1937 OPC Issue (PSA/DNA Type I)
    2007 Alex Rodriguez
    Signed & Inscribed
    Bat HR #493 (PSA/DNA GU 9.5)
  • August 11, 1929
    Babe Ruth's 500th
    Career Home Run Bat (PSA/DNA GU 10)
    C. 1923-25 Joe
    Lapchick NY "Original
    Celtics" Game Worn Jersey (MEARS A9)
    1978 Mickey Mantle
    New York Yankees
    World Series Champs 14k Gold Ring
    8/4/10 ARod Signed
    & Inscribed 600th
    Career Home Run Baseball
    1944-47 Babe Ruth
    Signed H&B Bat Ins.
    "With Best Wishes" (PSA/DNA MINT 9)
    8/4/10 ARod's 600th
    Career HR Bat -
    Signed, Inscribed & Photo-Matched
  • 1959 Topps Baseball
    Complete Set
    #15 on PSA Registry with 8.06 Set Rating
    Oscar Robertson's
    College Basketball
    POTY Trophy Named in his Honor
    '58 Roderick [Bobby]
    Wallace SS Dated &
    Inscribed ONL (Giles) Baseball
  • Sandy Koufax 1955
    - 1966 Comp. Run
    of Regular Issues (All Topps & '63 Fleer)
    2011 Albert Pujols
    Signed Pro Model
    W.S. Game Used Bat (PSA/DNA GU 10)
    1928 Amsterdam
    Olymp. Silver Medal
    Awarded to USA Triple-Jumper
  • Mickey Mantle 1956
    -1969 Topps
    Consecutive Run of (14) Regular Issues
    '61 Rogers Hornsby
    Single Signed &
    Dated OAL (Cronin) Baseball
    1956 Topps #135
    Mickey Mantle
    (Gray Back) SGC 88 NM-MT 8
  • Extremely Rare 1901
    "Casey at the Bat" by
    Ernest Thayer Soft-Cover First Edition
    1925-30 Hornsby
    Game Used Burke
    Batrite Pro. Model Bat (PSA/DNA GU 7)
    c. '35-44 Cy Young
    Signed American
    Association Baseball - Displays as Single
  • 2012 Mike Trout
    Signed Game Used
    Bat A.L. ROY Season (PSA/DNA GU 10)
    Ruth and Gehrig
    Dual-Signed Spalding
    Baseball - Stamped "Nat C. Strong"
    Babe Ruth
    Autographed OAL
    (Harridge) Baseball
  • '43-44 Charlie Root
    Hollywood Stars
    Player/Mgr Game Worn Road Jersey
    1937 Joe DiMaggio
    Original News Photo
    from 1937 OPC Issue (PSA/DNA Type I)
    2007 Alex Rodriguez
    Signed & Inscribed
    Bat HR #493 (PSA/DNA GU 9.5)
  • August 11, 1929
    Babe Ruth's 500th
    Career Home Run Bat (PSA/DNA GU 10)
    C. 1923-25 Joe
    Lapchick NY "Original
    Celtics" Game Worn Jersey (MEARS A9)
    1978 Mickey Mantle
    New York Yankees
    World Series Champs 14k Gold Ring
  • 8/4/10 ARod Signed
    & Inscribed 600th
    Career Home Run Baseball
    1944-47 Babe Ruth
    Signed H&B Bat Ins.
    "With Best Wishes" (PSA/DNA MINT 9)
    8/4/10 ARod's 600th
    Career HR Bat -
    Signed, Inscribed & Photo-Matched

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    October 29, 2017

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    October 19, 2017

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    October 16, 2017

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    October 16, 2017

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    October 11, 2017

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    Georgia Family Finds Rare $150K Ty Cobb Baseball Card In Father's Sock Drawer

    October 10, 2017

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    October 09, 2017

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    Georgia Sock Drawer Held Hobby’s Latest Big Find

    October 08, 2017

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  • Aaron Judge Game-Used Fresno State Bulldogs Jersey Coming Up for Auction

    October 03, 2017

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    Mel Ott game-used memorabilia hitting market via SCP Auctions

    September 19, 2017

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    September 18, 2017

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    Early Alcindor UCLA Jersey Among Hall Auction Headliners

    September 10, 2017

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  • The unlikely story of how No. 762 became Barry Bonds' final home run

    September 05, 2017

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    When Shaq and Stallone Made a Trade: Bling to Hit Block

    August 23, 2017

    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...    Read More »

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    August 17, 2017

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    Two of O.J. Simpson's driver's licenses to go up for auction in October

    July 20, 2017

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    July 20, 2017

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    Michael Jordan's 1984 Olympics shoes sell for record-breaking $190,372.80

    June 12, 2017

    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 ...    Read More »

  • Shoes Michael Jordan wore in 1984 Olympics fetch record price

    June 12, 2017

    A pair of game-worn Michael Jordan sneakers sold at auction for $190,373 yesterday, setting a record for game-used shoes. The Converse shoes were said to be used by the NBA legend in the gold medal game against Spain in the 1984 Olympics, according to ESPN....    Read More »

    T206 Wagner, Jordan’s Gold Medal Shoes Set Records

    June 11, 2017

    Michael Jordan’s game worn and dual signed Converse shoes from the 1984 U.S. Olympic team’s gold-medal-winning-game against Spain sold for $190,373 early Sunday morning, shattering the previous auction record of $104,765 for game-worn shoes....    Read More »

  • Michael Jordan's 1984 Olympic sneakers set a record at auction, but can't top Honus Wagner card

    June 11, 2017

    Michael Jordan's used sneakers had game, but they didn't stand a chance against Honus Wagner. One of the iconic, exceedingly rare T206 Wagner baseball cards, the most famous card in sports collecting, may have been worse for the wear over the years, but it wa...    Read More »

    Michael Jordan sneakers break record at auction

    June 11, 2017

    A pair of Michael Jordan's shoes were sold at auction for the highest price on record for a pair of game-used sneakers. The shoes, said to be used in the gold-medal game against Spain in the 1984 Olympics, sold early Sunday morning for $190,373....    Read More »

  • Chain of Custody: The Original Wagner’s Owner Speaks

    June 08, 2017

    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 ...    Read More »

    Michael Jordan’s ‘84 Olympics game-worn shoes being auctioned, set world record with $144G bid

    June 08, 2017

    These aren’t your average pair of Jordans -- and if you want them, it’ll cost you. Michael Jordan’s game-worn shoes from the 1984 Olympic games are being auctioned off as part of SCP Auctions’ 2017 Spring Premier, and with two more days to go, they’v...    Read More »

  • Game-Worn Michael Jordan Shoes From the 1984 Olympics Are Selling for Over $140,000

    June 07, 2017

    Game-worn Michael Jordan sneakers selling at auction for exorbitant prices is hardly a new phenomenon, but the pair you’re about to see has the potential to be one of the most shocking sales yet. Offered by sports memorabilia specialists SCP Auctions is a p...    Read More »

    From 10¢ To $418,000: The Spectacular Rise Of A Single Honus Wagner Card

    June 07, 2017

    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...    Read More »

  • Ultra-Rare 1950-51 Scott’s Lakers Complete Set Up for Auction

    June 04, 2017

    George Mikan was the NBA’s first big man. Standing 6’ 10” tall, the late Basketball Hall of Famer helped redefine the center position during his glory years playing for the Minneapolis Lakers. Mikan broke the mold, so to speak, and along with his emergen...    Read More »

    Angels' Albert Pujols is on the verge of hitting his 600th home run, and the ball could catch six figures

    June 02, 2017

    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 throughou...    Read More »

  • Secret Owner Of The Original Honus Wagner Baseball Card Revealed

    June 02, 2017

    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 ...    Read More »

    Peachtree City resident auctioning rarest of baseball cards

    May 30, 2017

    Ross Greene has held onto the more coveted and valuable of baseball cards for 21 years, keeping it a secret to all but family and a few friends and stashing it in his sock drawer. But Greene, a Peachtree City resident and serious baseball-card collector, is re...    Read More »

  • Michael Jordan '84 Olympics Shoes Up For Bidding Could Fetch $100k+!!

    May 24, 2017

    Michael Jordan's hand-signed 1984 Olympics kicks are up for grabs ... and their final price tag could reach more than 6 figures! One week after M.J.'s red Team U.S.A. jersey from the same Olympics hit the auction block, SCP Auctions is showcasing the highly-co...    Read More »

    T206 Honus Wagner card with ownership traced back to 1909 available at auction

    May 22, 2017

    A T206 Honus Wagner card that has had only four owners and its provenance can be traced back to 1909 will soon have a new owner. The card has been dubbed “The Original Wagner,” and has been owned by J. Ross Greene since he purchased it in an auction in 199...    Read More »

  • This Original Honus Wagner Baseball Card Could Fetch $500,000 at Auction

    May 19, 2017

    Honus Wagner is widely considered one of the greatest baseball players of all time. But for collectors, the Pittsburgh Pirates shortstop is also one of the most elusive: In 1911, three years after the American Tobacco Company began distributing the T206 Honus ...    Read More »

    Auction house selling Willie Stargell's 1979 World Series ring, MVP trophy

    May 18, 2017

    Key memorabilia from late Pittsburgh Pirates great Willie Stargell's historic 1979 season are being sold at auction this month. Stargell's National League MVP award and World Series ring are among 20 items being sold by his widow, Margaret Weller-Stargell, thr...    Read More »

  • Willie Stargell's World Series ring, MVP award are up for auction

    May 17, 2017

    Willie Stargell’s 1979 National League MVP award and his ‘79 World Series ring are up for auction, as part of a collection of the Hall of Famer’s personal items being sold by his widow, Margaret Weller-Stargell. “Willie’s collection will do very w...    Read More »

    The 74 pages that created professional baseball can be yours for about $3 million

    May 15, 2017

    Base-ball, as it was called in the mid-1800s, was a lawless enterprise. Alcohol, gambling, rudeness, disloyalty and quitting (by players and teams) in the middle of a season, players sitting among the spectators, spectators disrupting play on the field were sy...    Read More »

  • Rare Honus Wagner baseball card up for auction

    May 12, 2017

    A rare Honus Wagner T206 baseball card that could fetch upwards of $1.5 million is up for auction later this month. One of the most sought-after baseball cards in history, the T206 features a youthful Wagner in his Pittsburgh Pirates uniform, his hair parted ...    Read More »

    Metro Atlanta man set to cash in on extremely rare baseball card

    May 11, 2017

    Can you imagine selling your most prized possession for the sake of your family? That’s exactly what J. Ross Greene is going later this month when he auctions off one of the rarest baseball cards that exists in the world. Greene is one of only a handful of p...    Read More »

  • Michael Jordan’s 1984 Olympic Gold Medal Shoes Coming to Auction

    May 10, 2017

    SCP Auctions will offer one of the most significant artifacts from Michael Jordan’s legendary playing career later this month:   the Converse shoes he wore in the 1984 Olympic Basketball Gold Medal Game—the last pair of sneakers Jordan donned in competi...    Read More »

    SCP Auctions Offering 1919 World Series Press Pin

    May 08, 2017

    The 1919 World Series was infamous because of the Black Sox scandal, where eight members of Chicago’s American League baseball team conspired to throw the postseason series. It’s ingrained in pop culture. There’s the immortal quote — real or made up ...    Read More »

  • Peachtree City man's baseball card expected to fetch a fortune

    May 04, 2017

    A Peachtree City man is ready to part ways with a treasured baseball card. Back in 1995, Ross Greene paid nearly $48,500 for a Honus Wagner baseball card. While that may seem like a hefty price, last year someone paid $3.12 million for what’s considered the ...    Read More »

    Notes: 'Original Wagner' on TV; Andre Dawson Supercollector; Ex-NFL Player’s New Biz

    May 04, 2017

    As we reported last month, a T206 Honus Wagner card last sold in the 1990s has been consigned to SCP Auctions. J. Ross Greene, a long-time collector from Peachtree City, Georgia has held the card since then. It’s believed to be the first one ever featured i...    Read More »

  • SCP Auctions readies for sale of ‘original Wagner’ later this month

    May 01, 2017

    A low-grade Honus Wagner T206 baseball card with a lengthy lineage in the hobby is hitting the auction block as part of a meaty collection of vintage cardboard. The J. Ross Greene Collection will be handled by SCP Auctions later this month and it includes ...    Read More »

    1876 documents that launched MLB headed for auction

    April 23, 2017

    It could be called the Ten Commandments of Major League Baseball, even though it’s 74 pages long. Or perhaps, since it has just been discovered, it could be baseball’s version of the Dead Sea Scrolls. Regardless, the 1876 “Founding Documents and Orig...    Read More »

  • Major League Baseball's first constitution is up for auction and could sell for millions

    April 22, 2017

    On Feb. 2, 1876, Chicago White Stockings president William Hulbert called a meeting with the owners of several National Association teams beset by financial troubles and a lack of meaningful central authority, the N.A. was floundering, and Hulbert wanted to cr...    Read More »

    Someone is selling MLB's original 1876 constitution, and it's expected to fetch millions

    April 21, 2017

    On April 22, 1876 — 141 years ago this Saturday — the Boston Red Stockings beat the Philadelphia Athletics, 6-5, in the first game ever played in the National League of Professional Base-Ball Clubs, the outfit that would ultimately become Major League Base...    Read More »

  • Willie Stargell Awards, World Series Rings Among Memorabilia Being Auctioned

    April 15, 2017

    Willie Stargell left a massive impression on baseball, particularly in Pittsburgh where he helped the Pirates win the World Series in 1971 and 1979. Over the course of his Hall of Fame career, Stargell amassed quite the collection of trophies, rings and other ...    Read More »

    Willie Stargell’s Rings, Awards to be Sold at Auction

    April 10, 2017

    The family of late slugger Willie Stargell has consigned a dozen key items from the Hall of Famer’s career to SCP Auctions. They’ll be offered for sale in the company’s Spring Premier Auction which will open May 24.  ...    Read More »

  • Owner of “The Original” T206 Wagner Revealed as Auction Approaches

    March 30, 2017

    The baseball crazy youngsters who pestered smokers and caused a major uproar in 1909 upon the release of the American Tobacco Company’s trading cards knew it. Honus Wagner was a huge star but finding his picture was a pain in the Heinie....    Read More »

    Chamberlain Rookie Uniform Photo-Matched, Sold

    February 14, 2017

    SCP Auctions has brokered the private sale of a uniform worn by Wilt Chamberlain during his 1959-60 rookie season with the Philadelphia Warriors.  The #13 jersey and shorts were authenticated and graded A9 by MEARS and recently photomatched by MeiGray.  Amon...    Read More »

  • Babe Ruth NY World’s Fair uniform sells for $227,854

    January 27, 2017

    A unique “NEW YORK” baseball uniform worn by Babe Ruth to promote the 1939-40 New York World’s Fair has sold at auction for $227,854. SCP Auctions sold the uniform at its 2017 Winter Premier auction, which closed Sunday. The entire auction of 1,021 lots...    Read More »

    Why $228K For Babe Ruth's Sweaty 1939 Uniform May Be A Steal

    January 26, 2017

    The Babe Ruth uniform, sold by SCP Auctions earlier this week, had everything going for it. For starters, Ruth wore it to promote the 1939-1940 New York World’s Fair, an epic event attracting 44 million people and participants from dozens of countries worldw...    Read More »

  • Babe Ruth uniform fetches almost $230K at Laguna Niguel auction

    January 26, 2017

    SCP Auctions, the Laguna Niguel-based auction house, sold $3.4 million in memorabilia, autographs and game-worn items during an auction that ended Jan. 22. A uniform worn by Babe Ruth to promote the 1939-40 New York World’s Fair fetched nearly $228,000 at t...    Read More »

    Lombardi memorabilia auction raises $127,599

    January 25, 2017

    The Lombardi name still resonates. An auction of seven Lombardi-related items raised $127,599. The top seller was Vince Lombardi's 1956 New York Giants World Championship ring, which sold for $50,131. Lombardi was the Giants' offensive coordinator before beco...    Read More »

  • Tony Gwynn's historic baseball is huge hit at auction

    January 23, 2017

    Tony Gwynn has another huge hit on his hands. A baseball launched by the Padres' slugger has sold for $142,762 at auction. Of course, it wasn’t just any ball. This was “Mr. Padre’s” 3,000th career hit on Aug. 6, 1999. Gwynn’s 2007 Baseball Hal...    Read More »

    Babe Ruth Uniform from 1938 World’s Fair Tops SCP Auctions Bidding

    January 22, 2017

    A 1938 uniform worn by Babe Ruth to promote the 1939-40 New York World’s Fair sold for $227,854 in SCP Auctions’ Winter Premier online auction early Sunday. The one-of-a-kind, custom-made “NEW YORK” flannel uniform was manufactured by A.G. Spalding &am...    Read More »

  • A bounty of Jim Bouton's 'Ball Four' notes is up for auction

    January 21, 2017

    All spread out, it looks like all the stuff your mom would have tossed away years ago after stumbling across it in the back of a closet – right along with your baseball cards. It’s much closer to an exhilarating archeological excavation, a sweet, hilariou...    Read More »

    Bidding is Open on Special Tony Gwynn Memorabilia

    January 20, 2017

    Your chance to bid on some of the most exclusive Mr. Padre memorabilia available will end soon. Game-worn jerseys, Hall of Fame and All-Star Game rings, and award trophies given to Tony Gwynn during and after his playing days are all up for auction until 5 p....    Read More »

  • Heavyweight title belt won by James Braddock on auction block

    January 19, 2017

    The heavyweight title belt that James Braddock won in his famed "Cinderella Man" upset victory against Max Baer to claim the world championship is on the auction block. SCP Auctions, a Laguna Niguel, California-based auction house, has Braddock's Ring Magazin...    Read More »

    For Lombardi Jr., dad's memorabilia just stuff

    January 17, 2017

    One would think that parting with items owned or used by his father would be difficult for Vince Lombardi Jr. Packers fans treat such items – anything the iconic coach signed, wore or used in the 1960s – with reverence, standing in awed silence in front o...    Read More »

  • Much Interest in Jim Bouton’s Ball Four Archive

    January 15, 2017

    It’s not your traditional baseball memorabilia, but in the realm of baseball and baseball literature, it’s a treasure trove. Jim Bouton’s the vast original manuscript archive for his best-selling book Ball Four, is up for auction. The current high bid fo...    Read More »

    Materials From Bouton’s ‘Ball Four’ Days Going Once, Going Twice ...

    January 13, 2017

    Paula Kurman first met her husband, Jim Bouton, in 1977, at a hospital fund-raiser at a Bloomingdale’s in Hackensack, N.J. She thought he was handsome, but she didn’t understand why people wanted his autograph. He said he had once pitched for the Yankees, ...    Read More »

  • More Tony Gwynn memorabilia up for auction

    January 13, 2017

    Nearly two years after the family of Padres great Tony Gwynn began selling off memorabilia from his storied career, more of his personal artifacts are up for bidding. SCP Auctions is currently conducting Part 2 of the Tony Gwynn Memorabilia Auction, which bega...    Read More »

    Tony Gwynn’s 3,000th Hit Ball, Hall of Fame Ring Among Personal Items Up for Auction

    January 12, 2017

    A Hall of Fame ring, several awards and important pieces of memorabilia from milestone moments are among the personal artifacts from Tony Gwynn’s career that are currently being sold through SCP Auctions. A total of 25 pieces of Tony Gwynn memorabilia are p...    Read More »

  • As Interest Climbs, Massive Group of Super Bowl Tickets Hits Auction

    January 12, 2017

    The market for graded sports tickets has experienced a major growth spurt over the last few years, especially Super Bowl tickets. SCP Auctions opened some eyes last spring when it sold a complete run of full, unused tickets to games 1-50 for over $100,000....    Read More »

    Newly Discovered Mickey Mantle Photo Boosts $350K Babe Ruth Family Heirlooms At Auction

    January 09, 2017

    “SCP Auctions is pleased to announce that it has secured four incredibly rare, never-before-offered-at-auction items directly from the family of Babe Ruth,” read the California-based company’s press release. Babe Ruth’s heirs are showing the same drama...    Read More »

  • Newly Discovered 1935 Pebble Beach Clothier Postcards at Auction

    January 08, 2017

    There was a time when postcards were a cool way to communicate with friends. Lush, exotic photographs of landmarks and hotels, or stunning views of nature were common on the front, with some space on the backs to jot a note — “having a wonderful time, wish...    Read More »

    Auction of George Blanda memorabilia highlights footballer's career

    January 06, 2017

    George Yakubisin got a kick, so to speak, whenever he passed a George Blanda Boul­evard sign along Route 119 through Youngwood honoring his late uncle, a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Blanda's admirers now can browse or bid on 50 pieces of sports ...    Read More »

  • SCP Auctions Winter Catalog Opens with Ruth, Lombardi, Blanda Collections

    January 04, 2017

    The first major catalog auction of 2017 opened Wednesday morning as SCP Auctions opened the curtain on its Winter Premier event. Over 1,000 lots are on the block including never-before-offered items from Babe Ruth, Vince Lombardi, George Blanda and other well-...    Read More »

    Babe Ruth Family Heirlooms, Vince Lombardi, George Blanda and Christian Laettner Personal Collections Headline SCP Auctions’ 2017 Winter Premier Auction

    January 04, 2017

    SCP Auctions’ 2017 Winter Premier online auction begins January 4 and runs through Saturday, January 21, at Coveted items from the family of Babe Ruth, along with cherished pieces from the Vince Lombardi and George Blanda families lead t...    Read More »

  • In 2016 The Top 10 Most Valuable Sports Cards And Memorabilia Commanded A Record $12 Million+

    December 29, 2016

    If you sold rare vintage baseball cards and memorabilia in 2016, your timing was impeccable. While the speculative feeding frenzy for baseball cards has showed signs of abating in recent months, which I will address in future posts, it was a very good year ove...    Read More »

    Vince Lombardi 1956 Championship Ring, JFK Telegram Headed for Auction

    December 29, 2016

    Championship rings, prestigious awards and even a telegram from the president are among the items once owned by Vince Lombardi slated to sell at auction in January. SCP Auctions has seven personal pieces from Lombardi as part of their Winter Premier online sal...    Read More »

  • Most Valuable Sports Memorabilia of 2016

    December 26, 2016

    From the documents that launched baseball rules as we know them to a high-grade Nolan Ryan rookie card, the most valuable sports memorabilia sold at auction in 2016 proved once again that there’s a big money market for rare sports treasures....    Read More »

    Vince Lombardi’s 1956 championship ring on auction block

    December 23, 2016

    A championship ring awarded to legendary National Football League coach Vince Lombardi in 1956 will be among seven lots featured in SCP Auctions’ Winter Premier online auction, which begins Jan. 4....    Read More »

  • Vince Lombardi’s 1956 NFL Championship Ring, Other Items Going to Auction

    December 22, 2016

    Vince Lombardi coached his final NFL game 47 years ago this week. Now, seven lots of personal memorabilia with direct provenance to the legendary late NFL head coach will be featured in SCP Auctions’ Winter Premier online auction which starts on Wednesday, ...    Read More »

    Collectors Hit a Home Run, Auction Prices in 2016 Soar to New Heights

    December 21, 2016

    It was a great year for the hobby of sports collecting. Prices soared, especially those in the vintage card market, treasure troves of cards were uncovered, and the hobby in general thrived. Topping the list at $3,263,246 is the "Laws of Base Ball," the group ...    Read More »

  • SCP Auctions Presents the George Blanda Collection in Upcoming Winter Auction

    December 20, 2016

    SCP Auctions is thrilled to present the George Blanda Collection as part of its 2017 Winter Premier Auction, which takes place in January. Three incredible AFL Championship rings, dozens of prestigious awards and several milestone game balls going back to his ...    Read More »

    Rare Babe Ruth items available in auction

    November 28, 2016

    SCP Auctions has announced that it has secured four rare, never-before-offered at auction items directly from the family of Babe Ruth that will be up for bid in the company’s upcoming 2017 Winter Premier, which starts Wednesday, Jan. 4, and ends on Saturday,...    Read More »

  • SCP Auctions Presenting Christian Laettner Collection in January

    November 17, 2016

    Christian Laettner and "The Shot" are forever linked in basketball lore. Depending on one’s loyalty, it was either a miracle or a tragedy. There were 2.1 seconds remaining in overtime in the 1992 NCAA East Regional Final and Duke trailed Kentucky 103-102. ...    Read More »

    George Blanda football memorabilia goes up for bid on Jan. 4

    November 14, 2016

    Three AFL Championship rings, dozens of prestigious awards and several milestone game balls going back to George Blanda’s college football days at the University of Kentucky lead the SCP Auctions 2017 Winter Premier Auction in January....    Read More »

  • Can You Put a Price On Anthony Rizzo's Cubs 2016 World Series Last Out Baseball?

    November 05, 2016

    The New York Times honored the Cubs’ holiest relic with its own front page story headlined “A Souvenir for Anthony Rizzo, A Gift For All Cubs Fans Everywhere.” Tyler Kepner reported that “a week ago [the Cubs third baseman Kris] Bryant said, [Cubs firs...    Read More »

    World’s Fair Tour Uniform Among Ruth Memorabilia Heading to Auction

    November 04, 2016

    In addition to his slugging prowess, Babe Ruth was the consummate showman. Ruth liked being the center of attention, and even after his retirement in 1935, the Bambino remained popular. That popularity is a central theme behind one of four items from the Ruth...    Read More »

  • George Blanda football trophies, memorabilia heading to auction

    October 27, 2016

    SCP Auctions will present the George Blanda Collection as part of its 2017 Winter Premier Auction, which takes place in January. Three AFL Championship rings, dozens of prestigious awards and several milestone game balls going back to his college football days...    Read More »

    George Blanda’s Family Consigns Awards, More to SCP Auctions

    October 24, 2016

    Three  AFL Championship rings, dozens of awards and several milestone game balls going back to his college football days at the University of Kentucky will be on the block early next year when SCP Auctions offers items from the career of football legend Georg...    Read More »

  • Robin Yount's memorabilia fetches $199,804 at auction

    August 21, 2016

    Not surprisingly, "The Robin Yount Collection" hit a home run with collectors. Seventy-one of the 72 items from the personal collection of the former Milwaukee Brewers icon and Baseball Hall of Famer sold in SCP Auctions' "Mid-Summer Classic" online auction, ...    Read More »

    Jackson, Cobb Cards Combine for $1 Million-Plus at SCP Auctions

    August 21, 2016

    A pair of iconic pre-war baseball cards led the bidding in SCP Auctions’ 2016 Mid-Summer Classic online auction, which concluded early Sunday morning. The top card, which sold for an astounding $667,189, is one of just two examples of the legendary 1909 E90-...    Read More »

  • Used Stephen Curry mouthguard moves for $3,190 at auction

    August 21, 2016

    A Stephen Curry mouthguard found by a fan at a Golden State Warriors road game in December was sold for $3,190 on Sunday morning in an online auction. California-based SCP Auctions handled the sale. In June, SCP vice president Dan Imler said he expected the m...    Read More »

    Top Grade 1922 Zeenut Thorpe at Auction

    August 12, 2016

    His Olympic medals had been won—and then stripped.  His football career was over.  1922 would also mark the final year of his professional baseball career.  Jim Thorpe’s life wasn’t always easy after that but his remarkable athletic career is celebrat...    Read More »

  • LeBron’s Game-Worn Rookie Nike Shoes Up For Auction

    August 11, 2016

    LeBron made good on his promise to give Cleveland the championship the city so desperately sought. It took 7 games, a historic comeback from a 3-1 deficit, and a Kyrie Irving three to seal the deal, but it actually happened. SCP Auctions is taking us back to t...    Read More »

    Treasured Robin Yount items hit auction block

    August 02, 2016

    Were you in County Stadium on Sept. 9, 1992, when Robin Yount collected his 3,000th career hit? Did you ever wonder what it would be like to possess the baseball or bat the Milwaukee Brewers’ Hall of Famer used for that magical milestone? Well, those items a...    Read More »

  • Basketball HOF Auction Features Chamberlain, Ann Meyers Drysdale Memorabilia

    August 02, 2016

    The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, in conjunction with its new auction and appraisal partner, SCP Auctions, will start its 2016 online auction Wednesday, August 3, running through Saturday, August 20, at    Read More »

    Basketball HOF-SCP Auctions Launch First Event

    August 01, 2016

    After a one-year hiatus, the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame Auction has returned with new partner SCP Auctions now handling the annual event. The auction is now an online only affair that tips off Wednesday, August 3, and runs through Saturday, August 20, at...    Read More »

  • Carl Horner Composites of 1903 World Series Combatants

    July 21, 2016

    Carl Horner’s famous image of Honus Wagner that appears on the world’s most famous baseball card wasn’t just used to sell tobacco.  The studio portrait appears on other collectibles, including a remarkable photo composite that pre-dates the T206 set by ...    Read More »

    Robin Yount Turns Career Memorabilia Over to SCP Auctions

    July 06, 2016

    Hall of Famer Robin Yount has consigned dozens of items from his personal memorabilia collection including the bat and ball from his 3,000th hit, to SCP Auctions.  The company will offer the items in its upcoming 2016 Mid-Summer Classic online auction....    Read More »

  • SCP Auctions to Offer Robin Yount Collection

    July 02, 2016

    SCP Auctions will be offering the prestigious Robin Yount Collection as part of its upcoming 2016 Mid-Summer Classic online auction. Drafted by the Brewers third overall in 1973, Yount made his debut for Milwaukee in 1974 at the age of 18 and quickly became th...    Read More »

    Steph Curry game-used mouthguard up for auction

    June 15, 2016

    Fans will soon have a chance to buy a type of Steph Curry memorabilia that's never been on the market before: a game-used mouthguard. SCP Auctions, which is based in California, said it obtained the mouthguard from a fan who picked it up off the floor near the...    Read More »

  • Walter Alston Estate Collection in Upcoming SCP Auctions Sale

    June 10, 2016

    A single at-bat, which resulted in a strikeout, comprised the playing career of the late Walter Alston. But four World Series titles, seven National League pennants and 2,040 regular season triumphs later – all realized in a managerial capacity at the helm o...    Read More »

    Muhammad Ali Memorabilia: Prices Soar Amid Nostalgia Boom Following Boxer’s Death

    June 10, 2016

    The remembrances of Muhammad Ali continued to flood in Friday as the boxing great was laid to rest in his hometown of Louisville, Kentucky. But for a legendary figure like Ali, his life is remembered in more than just stories and fleeting memories —...    Read More »

  • Walter Alston’s Personal Memorabilia Headed to Auction

    June 10, 2016

    Walter Alston’s collection of personal memorabilia is being sold through SCP Auctions. The collection, which is being consigned by his estate, includes game-worn gear, championship rings and other artifacts from his career. Highlighting the auction, which he...    Read More »

    Who invented baseball? $3.2 million documents at Laguna Niguel auction house might finally prove it

    April 27, 2016

    On one end of baseball evolution is the supremely talented Mike Trout, and on the other is a couple of pieces of paper from 1857 under lock and key at an auction house in Laguna Niguel. The handwritten “Laws of Base Ball” documents just sold at auction to ...    Read More »

  • Eight Investment Tips From The $3.3 Million Sale of 'The Laws Of Base Ball'

    April 26, 2016

    Setting one of the highest prices in the history of sports memorabilia, SCP Auctions has sold the Magna Carta of baseball for $3.3 million. While serving as president of the New York Knickerbocker Base Ball club, in 1857 Doc Adams established base paths at 90 ...    Read More »

    1857 Laws of Base Ball documents drive home $3.3M at auction

    April 25, 2016

    A handwritten “Laws of Base Ball” document sold for $3.3 million at a sports memorabilia auction conducted by SCP Auctions on Sunday. It took $3,263,246 to secure the 1857 baseball pages whose author was recently identified as Daniel Lucius “Doc” Adams...    Read More »

  • Founding Rules of ‘Base Ball’ Sell for $3.26 Million in Auction

    April 24, 2016

    A group of documents from 1857 that set down some of the fundamental rules of baseball was acquired at auction Sunday by an unidentified buyer for $3.26 million, making it one of the highest-priced pieces of sports memorabilia. “Laws of Base Ball” was put ...    Read More »

    'Laws of Base Ball' documents fetch record $3.2 million at auction

    April 24, 2016

    A trove of historical documents that shed fresh light on the origins of baseball sold at auction on Sunday for more than $3.2 million, a record auction price for papers related to the sport that became America's "national pastime." The 23 pages of yellowed doc...    Read More »

  • 'Magna Carta' of baseball sells at auction for nearly $3.3 million

    April 24, 2016

    Documents that baseball historians have called the Magna Carta of the game have sold at auction for nearly $3.3 million. SCP auctions of Southern California says the 1857 papers called the “Laws of Base Ball” sold early Sunday to an anonymous buyer after m...    Read More »

    Historic 'Laws of Baseball' documents sell for more than $3M

    April 24, 2016

    Documents that baseball historians have called the Magna Carta of the game have sold at auction for nearly $3.3 million. SCP auctions says the 1857 papers called the "Laws of Baseball" sold early Sunday to an anonymous buyer after more than two weeks of biddin...    Read More »

  • 'Laws of Base Ball' bought in auction for $3.26M

    April 24, 2016

    Documents laying out some of the original "Laws of Base Ball" sold for $3.26 million early Sunday morning, setting a new record for the highest-priced baseball document. A spokesman from SCP Auctions told ESPN that the buyer wished to remain anonymous....    Read More »

    You ARE the father: Who is Doc Adams, baseball's dad

    April 23, 2016

    Daniel Lucius "Doc" Adams may never be a household name like baseball's imagined inventor Abner Doubleday or basketball's actual inventor James Naismith. But a newly verified set of documents, titled "Laws of Base Ball," being sold at an auction that ends Satu...    Read More »

  • Early Baseball Docs, Koufax Jersey Climb Past $300K

    April 22, 2016

    Two items have crossed the $300,000 mark heading into the final hours of bidding in SCP Auctions’ Spring Premier catalog. The groundbreaking and much publicized 1857 “Laws of Base Ball” documents soared to $379,757 on Friday. Originally purchased at auct...    Read More »

    Prices Climbing for Rare Baseball Documents, Dodgers Legends’ Memorabilia

    April 21, 2016

    With just days remaining in the initial bidding phase of SCP Auctions’ 2016 Spring Premier, a rare, impeccably preserved 1956 Sandy Koufax Brooklyn Dodgers game-worn jersey is leading the way with a high bid of $285,316 at (at the time of...    Read More »

  • 'Laws of Base Ball' documents dated 1857 establish new founder of sport

    April 07, 2016

    Modern baseball may have found its birth certificate, and with it a new birth date – and new founding father. Coinciding with the start of the major league season, a set of game-changing documents went up for sale this week. Their authenticity and significan...    Read More »

    Who's your Daddy? Modern baseball may have new founder

    April 07, 2016

    Modern baseball may have found its birth certificate. And with it a new birth date, and new founding father. Coinciding with the start of the major league season, a set of game-changing documents went up for sale this week. Their authenticity and significance ...    Read More »

  • Who's your Daddy? Modern baseball may have new founder

    April 07, 2016

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Modern baseball may have found its birth certificate. And with it a new birth date, and new founding father. Coinciding with the start of the major league season, a set of game-changing documents went up for sale this week. Their authentic...    Read More »

    SCP Auctions Unlocks Door on Drysdale Collection, ‘Laws of Base Ball’, Koufax Jersey and More

    April 06, 2016

    SCP Auctions’ 2016 Spring Premier online auction begins today and runs through April 23, at The Don Drysdale Estate Collection, led by the late Hall of Famer’s 1962 Cy Young award and 1963 and ’65 Dodgers World Series championship ri...    Read More »

  • 1857 Laws of Baseball; Drysdale, Koufax Memorabilia Kick Off Bidding at SCP Auctions

    April 06, 2016

    Over 1,300 lots hit the block Wednesday as bidding began in SCP Auctions Spring Premier catalog. The auction, which continues through Saturday, April 24, includes dozens of items from the estate of Hall of Fame pitcher Don Drysdale, including his 1962 Cy Youn...    Read More »

    ‘Laws of Base Ball’ document could fetch $1 million at auction

    March 15, 2016

    Baseball historian John Thorn calls it baseball’s equivalent to the Dead Sea Scrolls. It’s a good parallel. The 159-year-old “Laws of Base Ball” that is headed to auction next month may not have the religious significance of the scrolls found in th...    Read More »

  • 1857 ‘Laws of Base Ball’ Rewrites History; Could Sell for $1M+

    March 15, 2016

    In Cooperstown, N.Y., the National Baseball Hall of Fame displays a plaque dedicated to Alexander Joy Cartwright Jr. that dubs him the ”Father of Modern Base Ball.” Further text cast on the regal monument credits Cartwright as having “set bases 90 fe...    Read More »

    1857 ‘Laws of Base Ball' Document Heads to Auction

    February 29, 2016

    A 159-year-old document that helped establish the modern rules of baseball will be on the auction block this spring and may bring an historic price. Drafted in New York City during the game’s infancy, the “Laws of Base Ball” outlined the rules and guidel...    Read More »

  • What Would A Cam Newton Super Bowl 50 Giveaway Football Be Worth?

    February 01, 2016

    Since his rookie season in 2011, every time Cam Newton has scored a touchdown he has rewarded a young fan in the first row of the end zone seats with the football he used. These moments are as pure as a Norman Rockwell painting and as sweet as Mean Joe Greene ...    Read More »

    6 unforgettable Super Bowl rings and their sky-high auction prices

    January 29, 2016

    Any NFL player will tell you the ultimate prize in pro football is a Super Bowl ring. But the hefty hunks of 10K gold emblazoned with diamonds and iconic team imagery are not easily won. They’re even harder to obtain if you’re a collector of sports memorab...    Read More »

  • Don Drysdale Career Collection Coming to Auction

    January 27, 2016

    Last summer, we told you that items from the personal collection of Hall of Famer Don Drysdale would be coming to auction. Now, we know a little more about what items from the late pitcher’s career will be offered and when. Game-worn uniforms and other gam...    Read More »

    Drysdale memorabilia headlines SCP Auctions’ Spring Premier sale

    January 26, 2016

    Next to Bob Gibson, there is only one other major-league pitcher from the 1960s who could intimidate batters just by standing on the mound. Big D. Don Drysdale stood 6-foot-5 and surprisingly weighed only 190 pounds — but he looked much bigger. He won 209 ga...    Read More »

  • World's Most Valuable, 1948 Basketball Card Of Pioneer Sets New Record: $404K

    December 08, 2015

    Even though George Mikan was dubbed “Mr. Basketball” and voted the best “basketball player of the half century” in a 1950 Associated Press poll, he doesn’t exactly rival Stephen Curry in household name recognition. Fans and collectors may finally acc...    Read More »

    Ernie Banks jersey sale sets new record

    December 07, 2015

    Another rare Ernie Banks uniform up for auction, another hefty sale price. For the third time in a year, a jersey worn more than 40 years ago by the late Chicago Cubs legend fetched a six-figure sum at SCP Auctions. The latest—a gray road jersey worn during ...    Read More »

  • George Mikan 1948 rookie card sells for $403,664

    December 06, 2015

    George Mikan's 1948 rookie card sold for $403,664 in SCP Auctions' Fall Premier online auction, a record for a basketball card. SCP Auctions said Sunday that the buyer wished to remain anonymous. The card of the Minneapolis Lakers' Hall of Fame center is from ...    Read More »

    Do you want to own a 1936 Olympic gold medal? 'Uncle Carl's' is up for auction

    December 04, 2015

    Patricia Burris met “Uncle Carl” in 1977, when she married into the Shy family. She soon would learn one heck of a hoops story and would – 37 years later – wind up in possession of his 1936 Olympic gold medal. Burris used to visit Carl Shy in Seal Beac...    Read More »

  • Expert Eye: Keeping Score

    December 01, 2015

    Dan Imler, the vice president of SCP Auctions, may have been destined to specialize in sports memorabilia: He was born into a family of auctioneers and grew up on baseball (a Massachusetts native, he roots for the Red Sox). On Imler’s watch, SCP has handled ...    Read More »

    Auction house offers uniforms from Yankee greats' last seasons

    December 01, 2015

    Joe DiMaggio and Thurman Munson were great players who led the Yankees to World Series titles, but they didn’t have much in common besides their commitment to excellence. The graceful DiMaggio made everything he did look effortless, while Munson was a gruff ...    Read More »

  • A Valuable, Vintage Rookie Basketball Card Blows Michael Jordan's Away

    November 30, 2015

    I must admit that I barely ever heard of George Mikan, dubbed “Mr. Basketball” for his pioneering play and dominance, until his card came up for auction. But now I’ll have a hard time forgetting him. His 1948 Bowman rookie card— the only specimen ever ...    Read More »

    DiMaggio, Munson Uniforms on the Block

    November 26, 2015

    SCP Auctions is offering two game-worn uniforms from the final season campaigns of two New York Yankees legends – Joe DiMaggio (1951) and Thurman Munson (1979) – as part of its 2015 Fall Premier online auction. The uniforms originate from the estate collec...    Read More »

  • Jo Jo White puts up rings, memorabilia for auction

    November 24, 2015

    Following in the (size 23) footsteps of former Celtics big man Robert Parish, C’s great Jo Jo White is selling some of the valuable keepsakes he accumulated during his Hall of Fame career. White is auctioning the championship ring he received after the Celts...    Read More »

    Ernie Banks jersey expected to fetch six figures in online auction

    November 19, 2015

    A jersey worn by famed Cubs infielder Ernie Banks was posted by an online auction company last week, and the seller hopes it fetches more than the six-figure sums two other Banks jerseys sold for in recent years. The auction company, SCP Auctions, hopes the fi...    Read More »

  • Rare Ernie Banks jersey from 1969 goes up for auction

    November 19, 2015

    A rare 1969 Ernie Banks road jersey that had been stashed in a garment bag for more than 30 years was put on auction online Wednesday. Bidding is set to run until Dec. 5 and represents the third jersey since December to be auctioned off by SCP Auctions. Its di...    Read More »

    PSA 10 Mikan Rookie, DiMaggio Uniform, Gehrig Bat Top SCP Auctions Catalog

    November 19, 2015

    SCP Auctions’ 2015 Fall Premier online auction opened for bidding Wednesday, highlighted by a 1948 George Mikan Bowman rookie card, the only one of its kind that’s been graded Gem Mint 10 by PSA; Joe DiMaggio’s 1951 game-worn Yankees road uniform from hi...    Read More »

  • Gem Mint Mikan Rookie, 1951 DiMaggio Uniform Among Headlines in Latest SCP Auctions Sale

    November 18, 2015

    SCP Auctions’ 2015 Fall Premier online auction is live, running through Dec. 5 at Top lots include a 1948 George Mikan Bowman rookie card, the only one of its kind that’s been graded Gem Mint 10 by PSA; Joe DiMaggio’s 1951 game-worn ...    Read More »

    Celtic Great Jo Jo White’s Memorabilia Coming to Auction

    November 12, 2015

    Hall of Famer Jo Jo White, who helped the Boston Celtics win a pair of NBA titles in the 1970s, has consigned some of his career memorabilia to SCP Auctions, which will offer it at auction in 25 lots beginning next week....    Read More »

  • Rare Ernie Banks road jersey up for auction

    November 11, 2015

    Another jersey worn by Ernie Banks nearly a half-century ago has hit the auction block in the wake of two six-figure sales of rare jerseys worn by the Chicago Cubs legend. For the second time since "Mr. Cub" died in January, Laguna Niguel, Calif.-based auction...    Read More »

    Big-Time Yankee Collector’s Items at SCP Auctions, Including Gehrig Rookie Bat

    November 04, 2015

    The late E. Lisk Wyckoff Jr. was a serious collector of baseball memorabilia, more specifically N.Y. Yankees memorabilia. A lifelong fan of the sport, he had a special fascination with perfect games and went to great lengths to acquire symbolic keepsakes of on...    Read More »

  • The true value of Jose Bautista's home run ball

    October 16, 2015

    Jose Bautista’s historic ALDS game five home-run baseball bounced off the 300-level stands into the 200s, where it nearly hit a man in a peach shirt. If you look closely at the broadcast video, you can see the man search for it as the crowd around him ch...    Read More »

    How I Missed The Mark On Today's Baseball Card Investment Boom

    October 05, 2015

    In a recent post I took a break from my upbeat coverage of the bullish market in baseball cards and memorabilia to step back, play the devil’s advocate, and give the bears their day. My column provoked more reaction than any other I have written for Forbes....    Read More »

  • Ball from ’92 U.S. Dream Team Sets Auction Record

    August 24, 2015

    A basketball signed by members of the 1992 U.S. Olympic Dream Team  from the Chuck Daly Estate Collection sold for $230,041 to tally the highest bid in SCP Auctions’ Mid-Summer Classic, which concluded early Sunday morning. The multi-signed basketball (au...    Read More »

    Ernie Banks jersey sold at auction for $137,865

    August 24, 2015

    A rare game-worn 1968 Ernie Banks jersey sold in an online auction for $137,865. Banks, also known as “Mr. Cub,” hit 32 home runs that season. It’s the second Banks jersey that California-based SCP Auctions has sold in the past 12 months. The auction hou...    Read More »

  • What's a Jordan-worn pair of shoes worth?

    August 24, 2015

    While a jury decided last week that using Michael Jordan's likeness in an ad without his permission will cost supermarket chain owner Safeway $8.9 million in damages, collectors were uninspired by the value of some of the basketball legend's game-worn shoes. F...    Read More »

    Ernie Banks' 1968 jersey on auction block

    August 21, 2015

    The jersey hung above Randy Berman’s crib. When Berman was in college, it hung above his “Kegerator.” Until three months ago, it was still hanging above the cool-beer dispenser in the 36-year-old bachelor’s Rogers Park apartment. But Berman, who goes b...    Read More »

  • Golf clubs used by ex-presidents Eisenhower, Nixon among latest Newport Sports Museum items in SCP Auctions

    August 20, 2015

    Tucked in a bend of Newport Center Drive across the street from Fashion Island, the Newport Sports Museum is now nearly empty of its treasures. The walls and displays in this 8,000-foot space used to include a 1965 Sandy Koufax-signed and game-worn home Dodger...    Read More »

    Five pair of game-worn Michael Jordan shoes up for auction

    August 19, 2015

    Michael Jordan may not do any endorsement deals for less than $10 million, but bids so far for a handful of his game-worn shoes have been relatively cheap. Five pair of the former Chicago Bulls great's sneakers are up for grabs this week from Laguna Niguel, Ca...    Read More »

  • Lots Of Sole: Auction Includes LT’s Cleats From Super Bowl XXV

    August 16, 2015

    Collectors now have a chance to own some really big shoes, whose soles once belonged to a player who was the heart and soul of the New York Giants. The white, size 13 Nike/Pro cleats worn by Hall of Fame linebacker Lawrence Taylor during Super Bowl XXV at Tamp...    Read More »

    Chuck Daly's Dream Team memorabilia up for auction

    August 16, 2015

    A game-used basketball from the gold-medal game at the Barcelona Olympics in 1992 — signed by 11 members of the Dream Team and coach Chuck Daly — is the centerpiece of a current auction of the former Detroit Pistons coach's memorabilia at SCP Auctions. ...    Read More »

  • Big shoes to fill: Giants LB Gary Reasons is selling Lawrence Taylor's Super Bowl XXV cleats

    August 07, 2015

    Gary Reasons not only picked up a championship ring after the Giants squeaked past the Buffalo Bills in Super Bowl XXV, he picked up a pair of shoes, too. Reasons has consigned the shoes – Nike/Pro cleats Lawrence Taylor wore in the Giants' 20-19 victory ...    Read More »

    Chuck Daly’s gold medal-clinching 1992 USA Dream Team Olympic basketball up for auction

    August 06, 2015

    Is there any debate that the 1992 USA Basketball squad, dubbed the Dream Team, was the greatest to ever take the court? Featuring such all-time greats as Michael Jordan, Magic Johnson and Larry Bird, they made short work of their opponents en route to the Gold...    Read More »

  • Banks Jersey Tops Newly Launched SCP Auction

    August 05, 2015

    Bidding for a Chicago Cubs home pinstripe jersey worn by Ernie Banks in 1968 soared past $30,000 in the opening hours of bidding Wednesday as SCP Auctions launched its 2015 Mid-Summer Classic....    Read More »

    Bat Alex Rodriguez used to get first major-league hit up for auction

    July 24, 2015

    Long before the dishonest steroid denials, the season-long drug suspension,  Biogenesis and Tony Bosch,  Alex Rodriguez was a teenage baseball prospect with awe-inspiring talent and sky’s-the-limit potential. A Southern California sports memorabilia compa...    Read More »

  • SCP Auctions Partners with Basketball Hall of Fame

    July 22, 2015

    SCP Auctions has been named the new official auction and appraisal partner for the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. As part of their multi-year partnership, fans and collectors will be able to experience an annual auction where the Hoop Hall will ben...    Read More »

    '68 Ernie Banks jersey could field $150K at Aug. 5 auction

    July 08, 2015

    An authenticated Cubs jersey Ernie Banks wore in 1968 could fetch at least $150,000, auction house SCP Auctions estimates. The No. 14 jersey, a white home jersey with blue pinstripes and a navy blue, tan-faced Cubs head patch, will be open to online bids Aug. ...    Read More »

  • Another rare Ernie Banks jersey hits the auction block

    July 08, 2015

    A Chicago Cubs jersey worn during the 1968 season by late team legend Ernie Banks is going up for auction next month and will likely fetch more than $150,000. For the second time in eight months, Laguna Niguel, Calif.-based auction house SCP Auctions is sellin...    Read More »

    Zack Hample, who's retrieved 8,000 baseballs, won't give HR back to A-Rod

    July 07, 2015

    The fan who wound up with Alex Rodriguez's 3,000th hit Friday night knows a thing or two about catching home run balls. David Kohler of SCP Auctions, which sold Rodriguez's 500th home run ball for $105,000, told's Darren Rovell that the 3,000th hit ba...    Read More »

  • Auction helps extend Gwynn legacy

    May 01, 2015

    Mr. Padre: An online auction of Tony Gwynn’s personal memorabilia has brought in $217,770. The sale of 105 items was arranged by the Baseball Hall of Famer’s widow, Alicia Gwynn. She cited two objectives in the SCP Auctions material: “To share his baseba...    Read More »

    Michael Jordan rookie shoes sell for more than $71K at auction

    April 27, 2015

    A pair of Nike Air Ships that Michael Jordan wore during his rookie season have sold for $71,553, according to an auction house. It's the second biggest haul for a pair of Jordan or NBA shoes, coming in second to the Bulls legend's "flu game" sneakers that fet...    Read More »

  • Michael Jordan game shoes fetch almost $72,000

    April 27, 2015

    Another piece of authentic Michael Jordan memorabilia has sold in auction for an eye-popping figure. Nearly two years after the shoes worn by the Bulls legend during Game 5 of the 1997 NBA Finals (the famous "Flu Game") sold for nearly $105,000, a pair of Nike...    Read More »

    Jim Brown's rookie contract sells at auction

    April 27, 2015

    Jim Brown's one-page rookie contract from 1957 sold at auction for $21,228 to an anonymous bidder Sunday morning. The auction drew nine bidders with a minimum bid of $7,500. SCP Auctions of Laguna Niguel, California, who handled the auction, said only Johnny U...    Read More »

  • Buyer pays $71,553 for Jordan shoes

    April 26, 2015

    A pair of Nikes that were the earliest NBA-worn shoes of Michael Jordan's that have ever come to market have sold for $71,553. That's the second-highest price paid for game-worn Jordan shoes. In 2013, the shoes that Jordan wore during the "Flu Game" in the 199...    Read More »

    Jim Brown's rookie contract up for auction

    April 22, 2015

    Football fans who want to own a piece of Cleveland sports history have a few days remaining to bid on Jim Brown's rookie contract. Bidding has topped $12,000 on the one-page document, which should go for "$30,000 to $50,000," according to Dan Imler, vice presi...    Read More »

  • Tony Gwynn auction closes Saturday

    April 22, 2015

    An auction of 105 items from the collection of Padres great Tony Gwynn will close Saturday. The auction, which is being conducted at, began April 8. The initial bidding period runs until 5 p.m. PDT Saturday. SCP Auctions spokesman Terry Melia s...    Read More »

    105 personal items of Tony Gwynn up for auction

    April 17, 2015

    If you love sports memorabilia or if you're just a fan of Tony Gwynn, then you can check out some of Tony's personal memorabilia at an auction. A collection of 105 of his items are being auctioned off and part of the proceeds will benefit a cause close to Tony...    Read More »

  • Babe Ruth's 1933 will being put up for Internet auction

    April 14, 2015

    A Babe Ruth will from December 1933 is being put up for sale by SCP Auctions. Internet bidding is scheduled to close April 25, the company said Tuesday. The nine-page document includes the player's ''George Herman Ruth'' signature and the signature of three wi...    Read More »

    Tony Gwynn memorabilia to be auctioned

    April 08, 2015

    Just in time for the Padres home opener, an online auction featuring Tony Gwynn memorabilia launched Thursday morning. Laguna Niguel auction house SCP Auctions is featuring 105 one-of-a-kind items from now until Saturday, April 25....    Read More »

  • Tony Gwynn items set for auction

    April 02, 2015

    Items from the collection of Mr. Padre, Tony Gwynn, who passed away last year, will be put up for bid by SCP Auctions. The auction house has secured more than 100 items from Gwynn's widow, Alicia, including three All-Star Game rings, a pair of Silver Slugger b...    Read More »

    Woodson Putting Memorabilia Up For Auction

    April 01, 2015

    Snider High School graduate and Pro Football Hall of Fame member Rod Woodson has collected plenty of memorabilia during his 30-plus years in the game of football. Later this month a good chunk of his personal collection will be up for auction. Woodson has part...    Read More »

  • Mickey Mantle’s First Yankees Bat May Draw $200,000 at Auction

    March 23, 2015

    A Mickey Mantle signature model bat that might be the first one he used in Major League Baseball is going up for auction, with an expected selling price of about $200,000. The minimum bid for the bat in next month’s online sale by SCP Auctions Inc. is $30,00...    Read More »

    Up For Auction: Game-Worn Shoes From The Dawn Of Michael Jordan’s NBA Career

    March 20, 2015

    They could be the Holy Grail for any diehard Michael Jordan fan. A pair of Nike hightops billed as the earliest known NBA game-worn shoes worn by Jordan could be yours, if you’re the highest bidder, CBS 2’s Mike Parker reports....    Read More »

  • Michael Jordan's game-worn shoes from rookie year up for auction

    March 13, 2015

    An auction company says it has Michael Jordan's earliest known pair of game-worn shoes from his rookie season with the Chicago Bulls.SCP Auctions expects to get $50,000 or more when it auctions off the shoes beginning April 8. Jordan wore the shoes in a road g...    Read More »

    Michael Jordan's '84 shoes to auction

    March 12, 2015

    A pair of Nike basketball shoes, believed to be the earliest NBA game-worn Michael Jordan sneakers to ever hit the market, will be auctioned off next month. Khalid Ali, who was a ball boy for the Los Angeles Lakers for the 1984-85 season, has consigned the Nik...    Read More »

  • Rod Woodson selling own collection

    March 09, 2015

    Pittsburgh Steelers great Rod Woodson is selling nearly his entire collection of memorabilia, including his rings, trophies and jerseys. The collection being auctioned by California-based SCP Auctions has more than 70 items from the legendary safety's career, ...    Read More »

    1951 Game-Worn Jersey from Ollie Matson, Former Standout Running Back for Univ. of San Francisco, Going Up for Auction

    February 24, 2015

    In the fall of 1951, Ollie Matson did everything right. As the punishing, 220-pound senior running back for the University of San Francisco, Matson – a 6' 2" African-American – led the nation in rushing (1,566 yards) and scoring (21 touchdowns, 126 points)...    Read More »

  • Gene Tenace, A’s World Series star, auctioning off memorabilia

    February 19, 2015

    Gene Tenace says he doesn’t need the money. Says he’s not selling his memorabilia to get over the financial hump. Nevertheless, he hooked up with an auction house to sell some of his most prized possessions....    Read More »

    SCP Auctions Presents John Wooden's UCLA Basketball Coach's Jacket

    February 11, 2015

    Few coaches in history have come close to the success of John Wooden, the late men’s basketball coach at UCLA. The "Wizard of Westwood’s" coveted UCLA Basketball Coach’s Jacket Headlines SCP Auctions 2015 Spring Premier Event with bidding beginning on Ap...    Read More »

  • Gene Tenace Collection Coming to SCP Auctions

    February 04, 2015

    World Series rings seemed to be drawn to Gene Tenace like a magnet. Four of the six he earned throughout his career as a player and coach are among more than 50 items recently consigned to SCP Auctions by the former big league catcher. They'll go on the aucti...    Read More »

    Gene Tenace Collection Coming Courtesy of SCP Auctions

    February 04, 2015

    SCP Auctions is proud to present the "Gene Tenace Collection" in its 2015 Spring Premier, which is scheduled from April 8 through April 25. ...    Read More »

  • NFL’s Deflategate Seen Inflating Prices for Super Bowl Balls

    January 30, 2015

    Deflated footballs may lead to inflated prices when the National Football League auctions off some of its Super Bowl game balls for charity. That awareness could raise prices as much as 50 percent when the NFL sells many of the 108 official balls set to be use...    Read More »

    Sports specialist SCP Auctions launches new, improved website

    January 20, 2015

    SCP Auctions, one of the nation’s largest auctioneers and private sellers of sports memorabilia and cards, has just unveiled its new website. Implementing vibrant colors, a fresh design and user-friendly navigation, the new look highlights the company’s re...    Read More »

  • Honus Wagner Baseball Card Sells for $403,664 in Online Auction

    December 08, 2014

    A recently discovered Honus Wagner baseball card sold for $403,664 in an online auction. “Unveiling a fresh T206 Honus Wagner card is a dream scenario for any hobby professional,” Dan Imler, vice president at Laguna Niguel, California-based SCP, said in...    Read More »

    Watch times change

    August 04, 2014

    A wristwatch once worn by Lou Gehrig will go up for auction Wednesday, the crown jewel among the sports collectibles being sold online by Laguna Niguel-based SCP Auctions. But the Gehrig watch is more than a timepiece. It’s a time capsule, an artifact of ...    Read More »

  • Game-worn Johnny Manziel jersey expected to sell at auction for $100,000

    July 29, 2014

    SCP Auctions, who announced Monday it had obtained the jersey though didn’t divulge from whom, said the jersey is authentic and thought the item could go for as much as $100,000, making it the most expensive collegiate jersey ever auctioned. According to SCP...    Read More »

    Auctioner turns a passion into a payoff

    July 07, 2014

    “In high school … I started buying and selling baseball cards, going to shows; back then, they had all the conventions,” Kohler said. “And I started running some ads in the trade publications back then because that’s really the only way you could com...    Read More »

  • Babe Ruth's 66-Year-Old Pocket Watch is Auctioned for $650,108

    May 19, 2014

    A pocket watch given to baseball Hall of Famer Babe Ruth during his last appearance at Yankee Stadium in 1948 sold at auction for $650,108, while a game-worn autographed Sandy Koufax jersey went for $268,664....    Read More »

    Lou Gehrig's Heartbreaking Letter of Optimism

    May 16, 2014

    On June 19, 1939, the doctors at the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota diagnosed Lou Gehrig with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). It was the beloved Yankees first baseman's 36th birthday. The prognosis was unequivocal: a rapid decline and a life expectancy of just ...    Read More »



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