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SCP Auctions is now seeking consignments for its Winter Premier Auction. The deadline to consign is Friday, Nov. 11, 2016, but don’t delay. SCP Auctions is coming off two incredibly successful auctions already this year ($7.2 million Spring Premier and $5.1 million Mid-Summer Classic) and is preparing for yet another blockbuster online auction! Be a part of history and consign with SCP Auctions today!

Laws of Baseball 1In SCP Auctions’ 2016 Spring Premier auction, online bidders were trading blow for blow in hot pursuit of the historical 1857 “Laws of Base Ball” documents and once the dust had settled, an eye-popping high bid of $3,263,246 secured the precious baseball pages whose author was recently identified as Daniel Lucius “Doc” Adams, who was then serving as President of the New York Knickerbockers Base Ball Club. Adams drafted the manuscript for presentation at the historic Base Ball Convention of 1857 in New York City. Adams’ “Laws of Base Ball” were the focal point of the convention and among dozens of newly proposed rules and guidelines established for the first time including setting the base paths at 90 feet, the number of men to a side at nine, and the duration of the game at nine innings.

Jackson 1In SCP Auctions’ 2016 Mid-Summer Classic online auction, a pair of iconic pre-war baseball cards led the bidding. The top card, which sold for an astounding $667,189, is one of just two examples of the legendary 1909 E90-1 Joe Jackson American Caramel card graded NM-MT 8 by third-party authenticator PSA Cards with none graded higher. The second card, a 1909-11 T206 tobacco issue of Detroit Tigers Hall of Fame center fielder Ty Cobb, is one of the hobby’s finest of “The Georgia Peach” from the most celebrated card set of the era issued at the peak of Cobb’s dominance. The beautifully preserved card, which received a grade of “Mint 9” from PSA Cards, sold for $488,425.

Please contact info@scpauctions.com or call 949-831-3700 to get the ball rolling! November 11th will be here before you know it!                                                      – Terry Melia

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 mouthguard to sell for at least $5,000. The mouthguard, which has Curry’s name on both it and the carrying case in which it was found, was one of several quirky items sold in the auction.

Affectionately known as “Mr. Hockey,” Gordie Howe, the late iron man of the NHL, is considered by many to be the greatest player in the history of his sport. Playing for a remarkable 32 years, Howe was an indomitable force with a relentless competitive fire. His stats (World Hockey Association included), counting the playoffs: In 2,421 games, 1,071 goals, 1,518 assists, 2,589 points and 2,418 penalty minutes. He held NHL records of 801 goals (regular season only) and 1,850 points until Wayne Gretzky came long. And besides the endurance, there was the ability and determination that enabled Howe to win six MVPs and six scoring championships with the Detroit Red Wings. He finally retired as a player in 1980 at age 52. Sadly, earlier this summer he passed away at the age of 88. Through August 20th, one of his game worn Red Wings jerseys is on the auction block at SCP Auctions as part of its 2016 Mid-Summer Classic.

Howe Jersey - FrontSCP Auctions is pleased to present what must be considered one of, if not THE finest Gordie Howe game jerseys ever offered at auction. This conclusively photo-matched Durene Red Wings number 9 knit was worn by Howe during the year he hung up the skates (for the first time!). This all-original white dureen jersey is one of only two Gordie Howe game-worn jerseys that have been conclusively photo-matched by the MeiGray Authenticated system. Howe, who entered the NHL in 1946-47, primarily wore wool jerseys. The Red Wings did not switch to dureen jerseys until 1962-63, which makes this photo-matched dureen white jersey comparatively rarer than a photo-matched wool among the extremely limited population of photo-matched Howes in the hobby. Howe autographed the front of the jersey in red marker and added his iconic “#9” underneath his signature. The current high bid on the jersey is $64,843 with just eight days remaining in the auction.

“In the field of game worn hockey jerseys this is a pinnacle artifact, worthy of museum exhibition,” said Dan Imler, vice president at SCP Auctions.

Online bidding is open to registered bidders and concludes Saturday, August 22. The auction is being conducted online at www.scpauctions.com. For more information, call 949-831-3700.                                 -Terry Melia

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 of the Brooklyn and Los Angeles Dodgers – cobbled his path to Cooperstown. SCP Auctions is honored to present the Walter Alston Estate Collection as part of its 2016 Mid-Summer Classic Auction. Nearly 100  lots will go up for bid on Aug. 3.

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 cheers. Good thing he found it. It’s worth $7,000 to $10,000, SCP Auctions told Metro, and is the second most important baseball in Jays’ history, after only the Joe Carter walk-off home run in 1993.

A prized Dream Team-signed basketball 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. It is the highest price ever paid for a basketball at auction. Dream Team BBall - FrontThe multi-signed, painted basketball (autographed by 11 players including Michael Jordan, Magic Johnson and Larry Bird plus Coach Daly) was used in the U.S. Men’s 117-85, gold medal-clinching victory over Croatia in Barcelona. The entire auction of nearly 1,000 sports memorabilia lots brought in $2.5 million.

“The outstanding results of this auction prove once again that the market for historic memorabilia with exceptional provenance has never been stronger,” said SCP Auctions Vice President Dan Imler.

Other top lots included a rare 1968 Ernie Banks game-worn Cubs home jersey from a season in which “Mr. Cub” hit 32 home runs that sold for $137,865; a 1960’S Dwight D. Eisenhower-used custom golf bag and full set of specially engraved “General Ike” Spalding clubs that went for $121,122; and a 1970 Nolan Ryan New York Mets game-worn home flannel jersey captured $60,667.

Overall, the Chuck Daly Estate Collection brought in $333,547, led by the sale of the Dream Team-signed, game-used Barcelona Summer Games basketball. Dream Team BBall - BackPart 4 of the Newport Sports Museum Collection realized $274,901, led by the sale of presidential golf sets used by Eisenhower, Richard M. Nixon and Gerald R. Ford, while the Johnny Murphy Estate Collection took in a total of 72,620, led by the sale of his 1938 New York Yankees World Champs pocket watch which went for $33,378.

Other highlights from the auction included:

• 1996 NBA 50 Greatest Players Signed Lithograph – NBA Edition (6 of 100) – $34,190
• 1968 Boston Celtics 10K Gold NBA Championship Ring (Tom Thacker)- $29,336
• Carl Erskine’s 1956 N.L. Champion Brooklyn Dodgers 10K Gold Cuff Links and Tie Pin – $28,651
• 1976 Montreal Summer Olympic Games 1st Place Winner’s Gold Medal – $24,243
• Babe Ruth Autographed Hillerich & Bradsby Model 40 B.R. Signature Model Bat – $20,724

The buyers of the items wish to remain anonymous at this time. All prices include a buyer’s premium. Full auction results are available at www.scpauctions.com.                                                            -Terry Melia

SCP Auctions’ “Spring Premier” is now underway and runs through Saturday, April 25, at www.scpauctions.com. Top lots include Michael Jordan’s 1984 game-worn and autographed Nike Air shoes, Jimmie Foxx’s 1934 U.S. Tour of Japan uniform and 1933 American League MVP Award, John Wooden’s circa 1970’s UCLA Basketball Coach’s Jacket, and Mickey Mantle’s 1952 New York Yankees game-worn and autographed home jersey. Player and estate collections abound as well in this online auction as the personal memorabilia of the late Tony Gwynn, along with NFL Hall of Famer Rod Woodson and 1972 World Series MVP Gene Tenace are also being featured. Part 3 of the esteemed Delbert Mickel Estate Collection of important baseball jerseys is also among the highlights.


Michael Jordan’s 1984 Autographed and Game-Worn Nike Air Shoes

An extremely rare pair of autographed and game-used Nike Air shoes worn by arguably the NBA’s greatest player ever have surfaced from Michael Jordan’s 1984-85 rookie campaign with the Chicago Bulls. This pair was worn by “His Airness” in an away game versus the Los Angeles Lakers at The Fabulous Forum on Dec. 2, 1984, just prior to the official unveiling of Jordan’s first line of Nike Air Jordans. The pair, believed to be the earliest Jordan professional game worn shoes known, has been in the possession of a former Lakers ball boy for the past three decades. His name is Khalid Ali, and believe it or not, as a 15-year-old ball boy he had the tenacity to walk up to Michael Jordan during the Bulls pregame warm-ups and literally ask him for the shoes. The shoes are estimated to sell for more than $50,000.

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Jimmie Foxx’s 1934 U.S. Tour of Japan Uniform and 1933 A.L. MVP Award Plaque

In 1934, an exhibition tour in the “Land of the Rising Sun” featured a collection of the best baseball talent the world had ever seen with the heralded American major leaguers playing a series of games against Japanese college all-stars. Presented here for the first time publicly is one of the most significant artifacts to surface from that historic 1934 sojourn. This is the actual full flannel uniform that then-Philadelphia Athletics star Jimmie Foxx wore throughout the Tour. It could sell for more than $500,000. In addition, Foxx’s 1933 A.L. MVP Award plaque is being offered. Though his team finished just third in the A.L. standings that season, Foxx led the league in batting average (.356), home runs (48) and RBI (163) to earn his first and only Triple Crown and second straight A.L. MVP award. It’s expected to sell for more than $300,000.


John Wooden’s C. 1970s UCLA Basketball Coach’s Jacket

The late John Wooden produced 27 straight winning campaigns for the UCLA Bruins, compiling an incredible record of 620-147. As UCLA’s head coach he won 10 NCAA national championships in a 12-year period, including an unprecedented seven in a row from 1967 to ‘73. Within that time-frame, his teams won a record 88 straight games, which remains an NCAA basketball record. SCP Auctions is proud to present his circa 1970s UCLA Basketball Coach’s Jacket in its upcoming Spring Premier. Worn by Wooden during his later years at the helm, it’s a treasured piece of college basketball memorabilia from one of the greatest coaches in history. The jacket is expected to fetch upwards of $100,000.


Mickey Mantle’s 1952 New York Yankees Autographed and Game-Worn Home Jersey

In 1952, one year removed from a bumpy injury marred rookie season, Mantle began to emerge from the shadow of a now-retired Joe DiMaggio and earned his first of 14 consecutive All-Star nods as he hit .300 and belted 23 home runs. The jersey is breathtaking in its presentation, enhanced all the more by the bold, oversized vintage Mantle autograph on the front left tail. Is difficult to overstate the magnitude of a signed and game-worn Mickey Mantle Yankees home jersey from 1952, however we feel safe in classifying it among the finest artifacts known from arguably the most beloved figure in modern baseball history. The jersey will likely sell for more than $200,000.

The Tony Gwynn Estate Collection

The late Hall of Famer’s coveted lineup of baseball heirlooms and mementoes encompasses more than 100 lots. It features many of Gwynn’s most prominent items including several MLB All-Star Game rings, a pair of Silver Slugger batting awards, a multitude of game-used baseballs chronicling milestone hits during his 20-year career with the San Diego Padres, as well as dozens of personalized keepsakes that Gwynn received from fellow athletes and coaches covering all realms of sport. A portion of the Tony Gwynn Estate Collection auction proceeds will go toward benefitting the Tony and Alicia Gwynn Foundation (www.tagwynn.org), a non-profit based in San Diego they founded in 1995.

The Rod Woodson Collection

The NFL Hall of Fame defensive back’s coveted lineup of game-used jerseys, AFC Championship rings and multitude of accolades and trophies comprises nearly 70 lots. Woodson’s 2009 Hall of Fame 14K gold ring, various MVP awards and his NFL 75th Anniversary All-Time Team trophy top the list.

The Gene Tenace Collection

Boasting more than 50 lots covering many of Tenace’s career highlights, the collection includes game-used milestone baseballs, his 1972 Full-size World Series trophy, four World Series rings (two each as a player and coach) and his coveted 1972 World Series MVP plaque.

The Delbert Mickel Estate Collection – Part 3

The late A. Delbert Mickel was the curator of one of the finest personal collections of game-worn baseball jerseys in the world. Driven by his unbridled love for the game, Delbert’s interest in acquiring the finest quality baseball jerseys from some of the game’s greatest legends, preceded the evolution of the modern, large-scale memorabilia market by decades. His standards for quality and authenticity created an invaluable and lasting pedigree that endures with every jersey that ever qualified for inclusion in his esteemed collection including:

• 1963 Stan Musial St. Louis Cardinals Home Jersey and Pants (MEARS A10)
• 1967 Steve Carlton St. Louis Cardinals Game Worn Road Jersey (MEARS A9)
• 1969 Brooks Robinson Autographed Baltimore Orioles Game Worn Road Jersey (MEARS A9.5)
• 1970 Al Kaline Detroit Tigers Game Worn Home Jersey(MEARS A9.5)
• 1973 Hank Aaron Atlanta Braves Game Worn Home Jersey and (1974) Pants (MEARS A10)
• 1958 Robin Roberts Philadelphia Phillies Game Worn Road Jersey (MEARS A10)
• 1963 Curt Flood St. Louis Cardinals Game Worn Home Jersey (MEARS A10)

Bidding will open to registered bidders on Wednesday, April 8 and conclude Saturday, April 25. The auction will be conducted online at www.SCPAuctions.com. For more information on how to participate, visit www.scpauctions.com or call (949) 831-3700.