The newly-crowned finest set of 1922 American Caramel E121 baseball cards joins items from the collection of Basketball Hall of Famer Oscar Robertson and Baseball Hall of Famer Ozzie Smith among headliners in SCP Auctions’ Spring Premier Auction.
Evidence from the greatest pro basketball performance ever is seriously lacking. When Will Chamberlain scored 100 points on March 2, 1962 for the Philadelphia Warriors against the New York Knicks, it was in front of a crowd of roughly 4,000 people.
The finest 1922 American Caramel E121 set of all-time is coming to auction April 10 courtesy of SCP Auctions.
In 1939, Paul Wunder, a visionary collector from New Orleans, embarked on a successful quest on behalf of his daughter Doris to obtain the autographs of the 11 living inaugural inductees to the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, NY on June 12, 1939.
What began as an adventurous trip by a rabid baseball fan nearly 80 years ago will likely end in a big payday for his descendants.
Long before the crush of autograph seekers made spring training an annual target, the atmosphere around big league camps was much more personal for those who did make the pilgrimage to warmer climates.
The record for the most expensive signed baseball in history has been absolutely obliterated. On Sunday, a baseball with the signatures of 11 of the first Baseball Hall of Fame inductees sold at auction for over $600,000.
Until recently, the highest recorded price paid for an non-game-used autographed baseball was $388,375, dropped in 2012 on a ball featuring the signature of Babe Ruth. That mark has now been shattered, to the tune of a whopping $623,369, by a baseball also adorned with the signature of Ruth.
A baseball signed at the inaugural Baseball Hall of Fame induction in 1939 by all of the inductees who attended the ceremony sold on Saturday night for a record price.
A 1937 Lou Gehrig game-worn jersey is now in the hands of a private collector after the family that had quietly owned it for decades decided to sell the road flannel donned by one of sports’ most iconic figures in the latter stages of his brilliant, but tragic career.