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Press Release - August 30, 2016
Heritage Auctions Summer Platinum Night Auction commands $13.67+ MillionThe Conlon Photographic Archive soars to $1.8M and trading cards smash records in most lucrative sports auction of 2016
"Present the most significant material to the hobby's largest and wealthiest collecting clientele and great things will happen," explained Chris Ivy, director of Sports Auctions at Heritage. "When it comes to maximizing sale prices for the best of the best, our Platinum Night is in a class by itself."
Eight of the top 10 prices realized were claimed by rare and high-grade trading cards, a clear indication of the thundering bull market at the top of the population charts.
· 1963 Topps Pete Rose - 1963 Rookie Stars #537 PSA Gem Mint 10: Realized: $717,000.
· 1916 Babe Ruth Rookie - M101-5 Blank Back Sporting News #151 PSA NM 7: Realized: $717,000.
· 1968 Topps Nolan Ryan - Mets Rookie Stars #177 PSA Gem Mint 10: Realized: $612,359.
· 1969 Topps Lew Alcindor - #25 PSA Gem Mint 10: Realized: $501,900.
· 1956 Topps Mickey Mantle, Gray Back #135 PSA Gem Mint 10: Realized: $382,400.
· 1952 Topps Willie Mays - #261 PSA Mint 9: Realized: $382,400.
· 1954 Topps Hank Aaron - #128 PSA Mint 9: Realized: $358,500.
· 1955 Topps Sandy Koufax Rookie - #123 PSA Mint 9: Realized: $215,100.
Maurice "Rocket" Richard took top honors for hockey memorabilia in Platinum Night action, bringing $89,625 for his 1947 NHL All-Star sweater, the highest price ever paid for a Richard gamer. And the cap worn by the iconic Babe Ruth in his final Major League game commanded $167,300, a record for a Boston Braves model.
Additional highlights include:
· 1909-11 E90-1 American Caramel Joe Jackson Rookie PSA EX 5.:Realized: $143,400
· 1913 Philadelphia Athletics World Championship Pocket Watch Presented to Eddie Collins.: Realized: $40,630.
· 1915 Cracker Jack Joe Jackson #103 PSA NM-MT 8.: Realized: $107,550
· 1916 Standard Biscuit D350 Babe Ruth Rookie PSA Good 2.: Realized: $131,450.
· 1925 Exhibits Lou Gehrig Rookie SGC 30 Good 2.: Realized: $35,850
· 1934 Tour of Japan Official Photograph Album.: Realized: $43,020
· 1934 Babe Ruth Tour of Japan Presentational Pennant.: Realized: $45,410
· 1959 Roberto "Momen" Clemente Game Used Bat, PSA/DNA GU 10.: Realized: $50,190.00
· 1971 Topps Roberto Clemente #630 PSA Gem Mint 10.: Realized: $71,700.00
· 1980 Roberto Duran Fight Worn Trunks from Sugar Ray Leonard II "No Mas"Bout.: Realized: $40,630.00
· 1983 Los Angeles Raiders Super Bowl XVIII Championship Ring Presented to Cornerback Lester Hayes.: Realized: $54,970.00
· 1995 Dallas Cowboys Super Bowl XXX Championship Ring Presented to Larry Brown.: Realized: $71,700.00
To order the next Heritage Sports Collectibles Signature catalog, contact Christina Stephens, or write c/o Heritage Sports Collectibles, 3500 Maple Avenue, 17th Floor, Dallas, TX 75219.
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