Filed under: MLB, Topps | Tags: AFL, Arizona Fall League, baseball, baseball memorabilia, Bryce Harper, Bryce Harper autograph, MLB, Nationals, Washington Nationals
By Chris Olds | Editor
Plenty has been written about 18-year-old baseball prospect Bryce Harper and plenty has been sold featuring Harper, too.
But until now he’s never had any officially licensed MLB trading cards or game-used MLB memorabilia for the deep-pocketed investors to latch on to.
What’s new? No, it’s not a Bowman baseball card bearing the Washington Nationals logo beside his name — we’ll get that in 2011 — but we’ve got the next-closest thing.
Harper’s first jersey worn in a game as a professional — a Nationals home jersey from his Arizona Fall League debut on Oct. 20 — has hit the auction block at MLB.com and already is commanding attention.
The jersey sits at just $2,535 after 36 bids, a relative bargain so far — though the auction does not close until next Sunday, Nov. 21.
Filed under: charity auctions, Hall of Fame, MLB | Tags: All-Star Game, Auction Houses, baseball, Baseball Assistance Team, baseball memorabilia, Hunt Auctions, Jeter, Louisville Slugger Museum auction, MLB, new york yankees, Pujols, Yankees
By Chris Olds | Editor
You might be accustomed to seeing the Major League Baseball All-Star Game workout jerseys in small pieces in packs of Topps baseball cards, but if you pay attention to the auction block and have the funds then you just might see one in your collection.
A second complete set of the 2010 Workout Day/Home Run Derby jerseys — each signed by the player it was issued to — is available on the auction block through Hunt Auctions and all 80 jerseys will be sold on Saturday during the company’s Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory Auction in Louisville, Ky.
The proceeds from the sale benefit the Baseball Assistance Team, which helps pay expenses of former players who have fallen on hard times.
Filed under: Beckett Media, Collectibles, MLB, NBA, NFL, Steiner Sports | Tags: Andy Pettitte, Autographs, Babe Ruth, baseball memorabilia, brett gardner, Chicago Bears, Derek Jeter, dwight gooden, Fenway Park, football memorabilia, green monster, inscriptions, laney high school, Mariano Rivera, Mark Teixeira, Memorabilia, Michael Jordan, Muhammad Ali, new york yankees, Phil Hughes, super bowl xx, sweetness, Tiger Woods, Walter Payton, Yankee Stadium, Yogi Berra
By Susan Lulgjuraj | Contributing Editor
Imagine sitting in a seat from the original Yankee Stadium while watching a baseball game in the comforts of your own home.
You can think about everything that seat witnessed as it was part of a history that spans back into the 1920s.
No, not one of those hard blue seats that makes you numb after sitting for two hours.
You could own a huge fielding replica glove couch that sits six to eight people. The couch is 86 inches high and 115 inches across.
Hope you have room for this thing.
Just for good measure, you will also get a Yogi Berra signed game-model glove.
This is one of the lots up for bidding in Steiner Sports Collectibles first catalog auction, which ends November 17 and 18. The items can be viewed at SteinerSports.com.
See more photos from various auctions after the jump.
Filed under: Hall of Fame, MLB, the National | Tags: Autographs, Babe Ruth, Babe Ruth autographs, Babe Ruth sister, baseball, baseball memorabilia, Hall of Famer, Mamie Ruth, MLB, new york yankees, Schulte Auctions, Yankees
A collection of autographed Babe Ruth photos originally owned by his sister and never seen by the public have hit the auction block through SchulteAuctions.com.
The collection consists of five original photos and an inner book cover, which was signed, dated and personalized by The Bambino to Mamie Margaret Ruth-Moberly. The items have been consigned by the family and have never before been publicly available.
Adding to the allure of some of the items are photos from the Ruth family as well. The exact signed photo above, for example, can be seen in a photo of Mamie, which will come with the piece. That photo can be seen at right.
In addition, there also is a photo signed by Lou Gehrig, which also is personalized to Ruth’s sister.
The auctions are active now though the Woodstock, Md.-based company and continue until Aug. 31.
Each of the photos have been certified by either James Spence Authentication or PSA/DNA.
Filed under: In the minors, MILB, MLB | Tags: baseball, baseball memorabilia, bobblehead, Houston Astros, MILB, minor league baseball, Rojo Johnson, Round Rock Express, stadium giveaways, Will Ferrell
The Round Rock Express can’t get enough of their one-pitch wonder.
Tonight, the first 2,500 fans who enter the gates for the Houston Astros’ Triple-A affiliate’s game against the Memphis Redbirds get a free bobblehead doll of the pitcher who made quite an impact earlier this year, Rojo Johnson.
Also known as Will Ferrell, Johnson also now appears on at least two fully authorized minor league baseball cards and he will have certified autographs coming later this year for charity.
Chris Olds is the editor of Beckett Baseball. Have a comment, question or idea? Send an e-mail to him at email@example.com. Follow him on Twitter by clicking here.
Filed under: MLB, NBA, Steiner Sports, Topps | Tags: 1989 Topps Big, 7-11, baseball, baseball memorabilia, basketball memorabilia, Chad Hermansen, Cleveland Cavaliers, John Johnson, Jose Canseco, MILB, MLB, NBA, New Orleans Zephrs, Pittsburgh Pirates, Slurpee Cup, Topps, ToppsVault
Beckett Baseball‘s Chris Olds brings to you a quick story about three random pieces of memorabilia he keeps in his office — probably because he doesn’t know where else to put them.
What are they? Watch and find out in this first “Three of a Kind” video …
Filed under: MLB | Tags: Anime, art, Artball, baseball memorabilia, Beckett Baseball, Manga, Memorabilia, sports memorabilia
Beckett Baseball‘s Chris Olds gives you the basics on a contest in the latest issue of the magazine — one that will test the artistic skill of baseball collectors.
Watch the video to find out more.