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Press Release - October 23, 2018

1937 Heisman Trophy Leads $3.3 Million Heritage Sports Memorabilia Auction

Babe Ruth movie poster, game worn jerseys and championship awards shatter pre-auction estimates

Heisman trophy brings $312,000 at Heritage Auctions
DALLAS, Texas (Oct. 23, 2018) — One of the most prestigious awards in American sports has a new owner today as Yale halfback Clint Frank’s 1937 Heisman Trophy commanded a winning bid of $312,000 in Heritage Auctions’ Oct. 18-19 Sports Collectibles Auction. Legendary Yankees took the silver and bronze medals in this event, as a 1932 Babe Ruth three-sheet movie poster and a 1941-42 Joe DiMaggio game used bat drew winning bids of $60,120 and $45,600 respectively.

"There were solid results across the board,” said Chris Ivy, Director of Sports Auctions for Heritage. "We saw some high-end items rocket past our pre-auction estimates, which bodes incredibly well for our upcoming winter Platinum Night auction to launch the 2019 auction season.”

Game worn jerseys indicated that the gridiron remains a bull market as a 1970s jersey from Dick Butkus sold for $43,200 and Mark Gastineau ended at $15,600. Collectors’ appetites for rare awards were satisfied when Joe Tinker’s 1906 gold "Chicago Champions” medallion and a 2011 New York Giants Super Bowl XLVI ring each soared to $31,200, signaling the enduring strength of the awards subgenre.

Other highlights include:

· $24,0001920 New York Yankees Team Signed Baseball from Muddy Ruel's House, the only known example

· $38,4001934 Exhibits 4 on 1 Babe Ruth, Lefty Gomez, Lou Gehrig & Bill Dickey Signed Trading Card, PSA/DNA Authentic

· $26,400
Babe Ruth Movie Poster
1968 Deacon Jones Game Worn Los Angeles Rams Jersey
, photo matched to three separate games

· $22,8001996-97 Scottie Pippen Game Worn & Signed Chicago Bulls Uniform, photo matched to 12 games and career high points games!

· $20,4001955 Brooklyn Dodgers Team Signed Baseball, PSA NM 7, from The Joseph O'Toole Collection

· $16,8001939 Babe Ruth Signed Hall of Fame Grand Opening First Day Cover, PSA Gem Mint 10

· $15,6001942-43 Stan Musial Game Used Rookie-Era Bat, PSA/DNA GU 8.5

· $16,8001983 Eric Dickerson Game Worn & Signed Los Angeles Rams Rookie Jersey, photo matched

Heritage Auctions Sports next big memorabilia event of the season is Nov. 15-16, when its Fall Sports Card Catalog Auction cracks open collectors’ vaults to offers rarities from Mickey Mantle to Satchel Paige.

Heritage Auctions is the largest fine art and collectibles auction house founded in the United States, and the world’s largest collectibles auctioneer. Heritage maintains offices in New York, Dallas, Beverly Hills, San Francisco, Chicago, Palm Beach, London, Paris, Geneva, Amsterdam and Hong Kong.

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