About SCP Auctions

SCP Auctions is one of the nation’s largest auctioneers and private sellers of important sports memorabilia and cards, and is considered a leader in its industry.

Founded in 1979 by David Kohler, SCP Auction’s record speaks for itself, as the company has realized record auction and private sale prices for items including the c. 1920 Babe Ruth New York Yankees game worn road jersey ($4.415 million); the 1857 “Laws of Base Ball” document set ($3.263 million); T-206 Honus Wagner card ($2.8 million); Jesse Owens’ 1936 Olympic gold medal ($1.466 million); the bat Babe Ruth used to hit the first home run in old Yankee Stadium ($1.265 million); the contract that sent Babe Ruth to the Yankees from the Red Sox ($996,000); Barry Bonds’ record-breaking No. 756 home run ball ($752,467); and Babe Ruth’s gold pocket watch presented to him by the New York Yankees during his last appearance at Yankee Stadium in 1948 ($650,108). The company’s consistency and industry knowledge have helped to maintain SCP Auctions’ stellar reputation as a dominant figure in the sports memorabilia world, and it is highly visible throughout the category due to its presence at major collectibles shows across the country and placement in all the major trade publications.

SCP Auctions principals David Kohler and Brendan Wells have more than 70 years of combined industry experience and dealing in vintage sports cards and memorabilia isn’t just their jobs – it’s their passion. SCP Auctions has the expertise for every collector’s interest, whether your passion is in 19th century material, high grade PSA/SGC cards, game-used pieces or single cards and sets.

SCP Auctions, the only sports memorabilia company to have partnered with storied auction house Sotheby’s, is constantly striving to uncover incredible collections and offer the most interesting, valuable and unique collectibles possible. The private collections of Honus Wagner, Casey Stengel, Pee Wee Reese, Wilt Chamberlain, Bob Cousy, George Mikan, John Havlicek, Dr. J, Paul Hornung, Ozzie Smith, and Oscar Robertson are just some of the one-of-a kind offerings that the company has presented collectors.

SCP Auctions is happy to offer suggestions and guidance on how to get the most out of any collector’s budget. SCP Auctions prides itself on customer service and speedy responses to any issue or inquiry, and calls many of the nation’s top collectors its clients and, more important, friends. SCP Auctions has aided collectors in their own collection sales, including both the Bill Nowlin and Bill Riddell historic bat collections, featuring game-used bats from Ty Cobb, Babe Ruth, Roberto Clemente, Ted Williams and Lou Gehrig; the Mitsuhiko Fujita collection spanning the 1928, ’31, and ’34 major league all-star tours to Japan; the Kirk Harris T206 tobacco card collection; and the esteemed collection of Dr. Douglas Triplett’s “regionals” and test-issue single cards. We know we wouldn’t be able to succeed without your active participation, and we value our relationships with collectors and consignors alike.

Some of SCP’s memorable auctions and private sales have included:


  • The Finest known T206 Honus Wagner tobacco card graded PSA NM-MT 8 – $2,800,000
  • 1909 E90-1 American Caramel Joe Jackson NM-MT PSA 8 (1 of 2, Highest Graded) – $667,189
  • 1909-11 T206 Ty Cobb (Bat off Shoulder) Mint PSA 9 (1 of 3, Highest Graded) – $488,425
  • 1955 Topps Roberto Clemente Rookie PSA GEM-MT 10 – $432,690
  • 1909-11 T206 Honus Wagner PSA VG-EX 4 – $425,500
  • 1909-11 T206 Honus Wagner PR PSA 1 (MK) – $403,664
  • 1948 Bowman #69 George Mikan Rookie Gem Mint PSA 10 (1/1) – $403,664
  • 1954 Topps Hank Aaron Rookie PSA GEM-MT 10- $357,594
  • 1952 Topps Baseball Card Complete Set – Graded Entirely PSA NM-MT 8 – $310,500
  • 1952 Topps #311 Mickey Mantle NM-MT PSA 8– $268,664.40
  • 1910 Old Mill Cigarettes Series 8 – Joe Jackson, New Orleans PSA GOOD 2 – $165,486
  • 1963 Topps Pete Rose Rookie PSA GEM-MT 10 -$157,366
  • 1903-4 Breisch Williams Type-1 (E107) Honus Wagner SGC 40 – $96,000
  • 1935 National Chicle #34 Bronko Nagurski PSA NM-MT 8 – $66,354
  • 1959 Topps #514 Bob Gibson PSA GEM-MT 10 – $53,759
  • 1916 M101-4 Sporting News #151 Babe Ruth PSA EX-MT 6 – $54,712


  • c. 1920 Babe Ruth Game Worn Road Jersey – $4,415,000
  • The 1857 ‘Laws of Base Ball’ Three Document Set – $3,263,246
  • Jesse Owens’ 1936 Berlin Olympics Gold Medal – $1,470,000
  • Babe Ruth’s signed bat used to slam the first home run in Yankee Stadium – $1,265,000
  • The contract selling Babe Ruth from the Red Sox to the Yankees – $996,000
  • Ball hit by Barry Bonds for career home run #756 breaking Hank Aaron’s all-time home run record – $752,467
  • Babe Ruth’s gold pocket watch presented to him by the New York Yankees during his last visit to Yankee Stadium – $650,108
  • Kirk Gibson’s bat used to hit historic, game winning home run in Game 1 of 1988 World Series – $575,912
  • 1930’s Babe Ruth’s New York Yankees Game Worn Cap – $537,278
  • Ozzie Smith’s 13 Gold Gloves – $519,203
  • Julius “Dr. J” Erving’s 1974 New York Nets ABA World Championship Ring – $460,741
  • The Bob Cousy collection of basketball memorabilia – $455,000
  • 1956 Sandy Koufax signed Brooklyn Dodgers Game Worn Home Jersey – $414,280
  • 1968 Mickey Mantle signed N. Y. Yankees Game Worn Road Jersey attributed to his 535TH career home run – $366,967
  • Lou Gehrig’s 1928 New York Yankees World Champions wristwatch – $340,000
  • Kirk Gibson’s 1988 World Series L.A. Dodgers Jersey Worn to Hit Historic, Game Winning Home Run in Game 1 – $303,277
  • 1965 Sandy Koufax signed L.A. Dodgers (world championship & Cy Young season) Game Worn Home Jersey – $268,664
  • Babe Ruth’s c.1922 New York Yankees Team Sweater – $250,642
  • Original plaster cast of the Heisman trophy sculpture from 1935 – $228,000
  • Babe Ruth’s 1938 New York World’s Fair Worn Uniform (One-of-a-Kind) – $227,854
  • Jackie Robinson 1949 H&B Game Used bat from his historic N.L. MVP Season – $201,851
  • The John Moores Trophy (1938) Amateur Baseball Championship – $195,072
  • Mickey Mantle’s First Major League Home Run Ball – $189,750
  • Casey Stengel’s 1951 World Series Championship Ring – $180,000
  • Arthur Ashe’s pair of Haggar solid gold presentation trophy tennis balls – $144,000
  • The first baseball pitched at the 1912 Grand Opening of Fenway Park – $132,000
  • Sandy Koufax’s 1963 No-Hitter Game Worn Spalding Frank Bolling Model 42-212 Glove – $126,500
  • Babe Ruth & Lou Gehrig dual signed photo from 1939 Lou Gehrig Appreciation Day – $120,000
  • Don Drysdale’s 1963 L.A. Dodgers World Champions 14K Gold Ring – $110,111
  • Don Drysdale’s 1962 MLB Cy Young Award – $100,100
  • Honus Wagner’s 1907 Tiffany Sterling Silver “Loving Cup” presented to him by the National League – $93,240
  • Casey Stengel’s 1957 AL Champions Cuff Links – $72,000

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