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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

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SCP Auctions is thrilled to announce that it will be offering the prestigious Robin Yount Collection as part of its upcoming 2016 Mid-Summer Classic online auction. Bidding on the MLB Hall of Famer’s cherished assortment of coveted memorabilia begins on August 3.

1982 Yount POYDrafted by the Brewers third overall in 1973, Yount made his debut for Milwaukee in 1974 at the young age of 18 and quickly became the Brewers’ starting shortstop. With almost two full seasons as a regular before he turned 20, he broke Mel Ott’s longstanding record for most MLB games played as a teenager with 243. He won his first A.L. MVP as a shortstop in 1982 (.331/29/114) before switching to center field where he captured his second league MVP award in 1989 after batting .318 with 21 home runs and 102 RBI.

Upwards of 100 outstanding lots from the former Milwaukee Brewers superstar will be up for bid, ranging from both his “3,000th Hit” bat and baseball (Sept. 9, 1992) to multiple game-worn Brewers jerseys as well as game-used fielding gloves that the Class of 1999 Baseball Hall of Famer utilized during his illustrious career. As the owner of 3,142 career hits, Yount had his fair share of diamond successes including a very memorable run to the World Series in 1982 with the Brew Crew. Despite losing the Fall Classic four games to three to the N.L. Champion St. Louis Cardinals, Yount batted a phenomenal .414 that included 12 hits, six RBI and an off-the-wall slugging percentage of .621. He was elected into the Baseball Hall of Fame in his first year of eligibility.3000 Ball

Select highlights from the Yount Collection include:

• Signed and inscribed 3,000-hit game-used bat
• Signed and inscribed 3,000-hit game-used baseball
• 1976 Brewers game-worn home jersey
• Signed, game-worn 1982 Brewers home jersey
• Mid-1970s game-used fielder’s glove
• Signed, game-worn 1989 Brewers home uniform
• Signed, game-worn 1990 Brewers home jersey
• Late 1980s game-used fielder’s glove
• 1983 Victor Award Trophy      

The online auction will run through Saturday, August 20.

                                                         -Terry Melia

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SCP Auctions is honored to present the Walter Alston Estate Collection as part of its 2016 Mid-Summer Classic Auction. Nearly 100 outstanding lots will go up for bid on Wed., August 3, 2016.

A single at-bat, which resulted in a strikeout, comprised the playing career of the late 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.

A native Ohioan, Alston earned the nickname “Smokey” in high school because of his blazing fastball. He attended Miami of Ohio University where he lettered in baseball and basketball beforealston (3) signing with the St. Louis Cardinals in 1935. In 1940, when it became apparent he wasn’t in the Cardinals’ future plans as a player, Alston was given the opportunity to play and manage in their farm system. He was released by St. Louis in 1944, but was spotted by the keen eye of former Cardinals General Manager and then-Brooklyn President Branch Rickey who signed him to play and manage in the Dodgers minor league system. Following the ‘53 season, Brooklyn Skipper Charlie Dressen insisted on a multi-year contract to continue as Dodgers’ skipper. Brooklyn Owner Walter O’Malley balked at the demand and to everyone’s surprise chose the little known Alston to pilot the club.

He led the Dodgers to a second place finish in 1954, then won Brooklyn’s first World Series title in 1955, defeating the Yankees in seven games. Always displaying a calm, professional demeanor, the unflappable homespun Ohio farmer managed the Brooklyn/Los Angeles Dodgers for the next 23 seasons. His teams won 90 or more games in 10 different seasons. On July 17, 1976, Alston became only the sixth manager in MLB history to win 2,000 games. Just before the end of that season he retired as Dodgers’ skipper with 2,040 wins. He was named N.L. Manager of the Year six times, and led N.L. All-Star teams to seven victories. He was elected into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1983.                                                                           -Terry Melia

 

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Only three more weeks remain in order to consign your prized sports memorabilia and graded cards in SCP Auctions’ 2016 Mid-Summer Classic. No other company will work harder to achieve outstanding results for your single item or collection through the online auction format. Hundreds of coveted items are already in the mix so don’t delay, call SCP Auctions today. The consignment deadline of June 17th is fast approaching!

Wooden2Top lots thus far include: college basketball legend John Wooden’s circa 1970’s UCLA Basketball Coach’s jacket; the late Wilt Chamberlain’s 1971-72 game-worn L.A. Lakers warm-up jacket from that NBA championship season; a prized 1933 Goudey #149 Babe Ruth card (NM-MT PSA 8); a 1965 Topps #122 Joe Namath rookie card (NM-MT+ PSA 8.5); and Larry Bird’s circa 1978 Indiana State University game-worn warm-up jacket and pants. bird1Overall, the auction will boast more than 1,000 sought-after prized memorabilia and cards and will no doubt be another event that media outlets around the world will be watching. Contact us today by either calling 949-831-3700 or emailing info@scpauctions.com to make your dream into a reality and score top dollar for your personal consignment(s).

Did you know that SCP Auctions has already set world record prizes in multiple categories across the industry? In fact, five of the top 10 highest priced sports items ever sold were sold by SCP Auctions including  Babe Ruth’s circa 1920 New York Yankees game-worn road jersey, $4,400,000, highest price ever obtained for any piece of sports memorabilia; 1857 “Laws of Base Ball” documents authored by then-New York Knickerbocker Base Ball Club President Daniel Lucius “Doc” Adams, $3,263,246, highest price ever paid for a baseball document or player contract; Jesse Owens’ 1936 Olympic gold medal from the Berlin Summer Games, $1,466,000, highest price ever for any Olympic memorabilia; and Julius “Dr. J” Erving’s 1974 New York Nets ABA Championship Ring, $460,741, the top price ever for any championship ring in history.                                                   -Terry Melia

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Like a heavyweight prizefight, online bidders were trading blow for blow in hot pursuit of the historical 1857 “Laws of Base Ball” documents in SCP Auctions’ 2016 Spring Premier auction, which concluded early Sunday morning. 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.

“The ‘Laws of Base Ball’ is a document of unparalleled importance in the history of America’s National Pastime. Its gravitas was recognized by a diverse collection of astute bidders who pushed the bidding to a record level,” said SCP Auctions’ Vice President Dan Imler. “This figure represents not only the highest price ever paid for a baseball document, but the third highest price ever for any piece of sports memorabilia.”

Laws of Baseball 2By comparison, two other foundational sports documents that have sold at public auction include James Naismith’s 1891 Original Rules of Basketball, which sold for $4.3 million in 2010, and The 1859 Original Rules of Soccer, which sold for $1.4 million in 2011.

The overall auction, which featured 1,310 lots including 166 from the prestigious Don Drysdale Estate Collection, brought in a total of $7.2 million. Other top bids included a 1952 Topps Baseball complete set, $125,331; an extremely rare collection of unused, graded tickets representing all 50 Super Bowls, $100,026; and the historic August 23rd, 1989 signed agreement between Major League Baseball and Pete Rose that banned Rose from baseball for life, $85,602.

The Don Drysdale Estate Collection, the largest personal assortment of Dodgers memorabilia ever offered publicly, was led by the sale of the late Hall of Famer’s 1963 L.A. Dodgers World Series championship ring, which went for $110,111, and his 1962 Cy Young Award, which sold for $100,100. In addition, his 1965 Dodgers World Series championship ring fetched $90,999, while his 1956 Brooklyn Dodgers game-worn rookie season uniform captured $82,727.

Other highlights from the auction included:

  • 1955 Topps Roberto Clemente Rookie Card #164 (NM-MT PSA 8) – $73,408
  • 1961-62 Fleer Basketball Unopened 24-Count Wax Box, All GAI Graded – $68,367
  • 1936 R327 Diamond Stars Baseball One-of-a-Kind Uncut Sheet – $62,256
  • Dallas Baker’s 2008 Pittsburgh Steelers Super Bowl Championship Ring – $62,152
  • 1949 Hollywood Gold Cup Won by Solidarity, 63 Ounces of 14K Gold – $51,363

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 SCP Auctions.                                                                                 -Terry Melia

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With just 72 hours remaining in the initial bidding phase of SCP Auctions’ 2016 Spring Premier – just before the frenzied extended bidding begins – a rare, impeccably preserved 1956 Sandy Koufax Brooklyn Dodgers game-worn jersey is leading the way with a high bid of $285,316 at SCP Auctions. Koufax1One of the most historically significant Brooklyn Dodger jerseys ever offered for sale, the home flannel was worn by the Hall of Fame Dodger great at the dawn of his epic career. This remarkable, museum-quality treasure is the hobby’s only fully authenticated, original, unaltered home jersey worn by Koufax in the hallowed confines of Ebbets Field.

Currently sitting in second place with a high bid of $259,378 is the groundbreaking 1857 “Laws of Base Ball” documents whose author has been 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. This lot is expected to fetch much more before the auction closes on Saturday night.

1952 topps2Other top bids are coming in from graded cards and sets including a 1952 Topps baseball complete set, $78,469; a 1955 Topps Roberto Clemente rookie card (#164), $55,612; an extremely rare collection of unused, graded tickets representing all 50 Super Bowls, $51,880; and a 1936 R327 Diamond Stars baseball one-of-a-kind uncut sheet, $32,211.

The prestigious Don Drysdale Estate Collection, the largest personal assortment of Dodgers memorabilia ever offered publicly, is also recording its fair share of noteworthy high bids led by the late Hall of Famer’s 1962 Cy Young Award, $38,911, his Dodgers World Series championship rings from 1963, $29,233, and 1965, $26,575; and his 1956 Brooklyn Dodgers game-worn rookie season uniform, $19,965.

Bidding is open to registered bidders only at SCP Auctions through Sat., April 23. Initial bidding closes at 5 p.m. PDT on Saturday. For more information on how to participate and take part in the bidding, please call 949-831-3700 or visit SCP Auctions.                     -Terry Melia

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SCP Auctions’ 2016 Spring Premier online auction started last week and runs through Saturday, April 23, at www.scpauctions.com. The Don Drysdale Estate Collection, led by the late Hall of Famer’s 1962 Cy Young award and 1963 and ’65 Dodgers World Series championship rings, leads the way in this blockbuster auction that includes 1,310 outstanding lots. Other top lots include an impeccably preserved 1956 Sandy Koufax game-worn Brooklyn Dodgers home jersey; a 1936 Winter Olympics gold medal presented to Great Britain hockey goalie Jimmy Foster; a full, PSA-graded ticket run from Super Bowl 1 through 50; and the historic 1989 agreement banning Pete Rose from baseball for life, signed by both Rose and late MLB Commissioner Bart Giamatti.

The Don Drysdale Personal Memorabilia Collection

Drysdale's 1962 Cy YoungDrysdale’s most prominent awards and game-worn uniforms are up for bid including his 1963 and ’65 World Series championship rings; 1956 National League championship ring; 1962 MLB Cy Young Award; a host of game-worn Dodger uniforms from his playing days in both Brooklyn (1956, rookie season) as well as Los Angeles (1965, ‘66 and ’69); and the actual game-used baseball from the final inning pitched of his then-MLB record streak of throwing 58-and-two-thirds innings of scoreless baseball in 1968. This is perhaps the most comprehensive player collection that SCP Auctions has ever offered and covers Drysdale’s high school playing days in southern California to his minor league stints with the Bakersfield Indians and Montreal Royals to his major league successes with both the Brooklyn and Los Angeles Dodgers. Early estimates price the collection at $1,000,000+.

The 1857 ‘Laws of Base Ball’ Documents

Authored in 1857 by Daniel Lucius “Doc” Adams, President of the New York Knickerbockers, the “Laws of Base Ball” is perhaps the most important baseball document in existence as it laid the foundation for the game of baseball to blossom into America’s National Pastime. Adams “Laws” were drafted for presentation at the Base Ball Convention of 1857, an event referred to by historians as “…perhaps the most important meeting in the history of baseball…” At the most critical stage of the game’s early development, Adams’ “Laws of Base Ball” set forth a codified blueprint to govern match play. Up until now, the existence of Adams’ original draft and the handwritten transcription presented at the Base Ball Convention of 1857 has been largely unknown. Early estimates price the ‘Laws of Base Ball’ at $1,000,000+.

Sandy Koufax’s 1956 Game-Worn Brooklyn Dodgers Home Jersey

Koufax1One of the most historically significant Brooklyn Dodger jerseys ever offered, the 1956 home flannel was worn by Koufax at the dawn of his career. This remarkable, museum-quality treasure is the hobby’s only fully authenticated, original, unaltered home jersey worn by Koufax in the hallowed confines of Ebbets Field. An example of his 1955 Brooklyn road jersey recently sold at auction for $573,600. Classic Dodger Blue felt script adorns the front with Koufax’s legendary No. 32 on the back. Just as vivid is the red felt numbers on the jersey front.  The jersey shows ideal game use with some light unobtrusive areas of soiling on the back tail and a vintage replacement of a single button has been administered.  All things considered, the jersey ranks among the finest baseball garments of its era. Includes Letter of Authenticity from MEARS (Graded A9). Early estimates price the jersey at $400,000+.

Historic 1989 Agreement between Major League Baseball and Pete Rose Banning Rose for Life

On August 23, 1989, Major League Baseball Commissioner Bart Giamatti handed down one of the most publicized and scrutinized lifetime bans in baseball history. That was the day the late Commissioner cemented the agreement and resolution that banned Peter Edward Rose – better known as “Pete Rose” – from Major League Baseball. Offered here is the five-page, type-written “Agreement and Resolution” that was signed by the following parties abiding by this ruling: Peter Edward Rose; A. Bartlett Giamatti, Commissioner of Baseball; Reuven J. Katz, Esq., Rose’s counsel; and Fay Vincent Jr., MLB Deputy Commissioner. Estimate: $150,000+.

1967-2016 Super Bowl I through 50 Full Ticket Run – Highest Rated PSA Set Ever Offered

SCP Auctions is humbled to present the “Holy Grail” of ticket collections, a complete run of Super Bowl I though 50 full unused tickets with the highest overall PSA grade point average ever for a set offered publically. ‘SCP Auctions Super Bowl Basic’ is currently ranked #2 on the PSA registry among complete sets with a weighted GPA of 22.576 (pending SB 50 grade). Estimate: $100,000+.

1949 Hollywood Gold Cup Won by Solidarity – 63.1 Ounces of Solid 14K Gold

gold cup1The Hollywood Gold Cup is a Grade 1 stakes race for thoroughbred horses that debuted in 1938 at the Hollywood Park Racetrack in Inglewood, California. The ’49 race is remembered not only for the unheralded horse that won the event, but for Ralph Neves, the remarkable jockey that rode him to victory that day. As it turns out, Solidarity’s winning time that day (2:01.2) tied the course record set two years earlier by none other than “Seabiscuit.” The beautifully designed, oval-shaped cup, which measures 13.5 wide, 4.5″ high and eight inches deep, is actually made of solid 14K gold and weighs an astounding 1,560 grams or 63 ounces! Estimate: $50,000+.

Bidding is open to registered bidders only and concludes on Saturday, April 23. The auction will be conducted online at www.scpauctions.com. For more information on how to participate, call (949) 831-3700.                     -Terry Melia

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In Cooperstown, New York, the National Baseball Hall of Fame displays a plaque dedicated to Alexander Joy Cartwright Jr. that dubs him the ”Father of Modern Base Ball.” Further text cast on the regal monument credits Cartwright as having “set bases 90 feet apart” and “established 9 innings as game and 9 players as team.” However, through the research efforts of SCP Auctions and renowned baseball historian John Thorn, new discoveries of the 160-year-old documents titled “Laws of Base Ball” have confirmed that the invention of baseball’s most foundational rules have been wrongly credited.

Laws of Baseball 1SCP Auctions has identified the author of the groundbreaking 1857 “Laws of Base Ball” documents as Daniel Lucius “Doc” Adams, who was then serving as President of the New York Knickerbockers Base Ball Club, the baseball club founded by Cartwright in 1845. Adams drafted the manuscript – which goes up for auction on April 6th at www.scpauctions.com – for presentation at the historic Base Ball Convention of 1857 in New York City. The significant gathering of 14 New York area clubs was initiated by a desire to codify “Rules for Match Games of Base Ball.” 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:

  • the base paths at 90 feet;
  • the number of men to a side at nine;
  • the duration of the game at nine innings, rather than first club to score 21 runs;
  • a specified pitcher’s distance; and
  • constraints on betting and “revolving” (the practice by which a man could play for another club whenever he liked).

“When Doc Adams set to work in late 1856, none of these aspects of the game were settled,” said Thorn. “This was some seven years after Cartwright had left New York for Hawaii, never to return. For his role in making baseball the success it is, Doc Adams may now be counted as first among the Founding Fathers of Baseball.”

The documents first surfaced in 1999 in a general (non-sports) manuscript auction. Presented with no known authorship and a minimal catalog description, they were purchased sight-unseen by a Texas bidder for $12,650. For the past 17 years, the documents were kept in a desk drawer and paid little attention to until the buyer recently enlisted SCP Auctions to fully research their origin.

“When we started to peel back the layers of information held within these documents – and their origin and purpose was revealed – we were overwhelmed by the gravity of their historical significance,” said Dan Imler, vice president of SCP Auctions. The firm now believes their value could exceed $1,000,000 in the company’s 2016 Spring Premier online auction next month.

“No earlier baseball manuscript of this significance has ever come onto the open market,” said Thorn. “In 1857, baseball made its great leap forward, and these are the documents that reveal what it was like to be present at the creation.”

The sports world has known few transcendent foundational documents that have surfaced in original form for public offering. Among them are Naismith’s 1891 Original Rules of Basketball (sold for $4.3 million) and The 1859 Original Rules of Soccer (sold for $1.4 million).

“It’s difficult to put a value on an object of such singular importance but we feel it is worthy of a substantial seven-figure price,” said Imler. “We have previously sold a 1920 New York Yankees jersey worn by Babe Ruth for $4.4 million dollars, but if not for this document we may have never known Babe Ruth.”                -Terry Melia

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SCP Auctions is extremely excited to announce that it will offer the personal memorabilia collection of former major league pitching great Don Drysdale. The late Hall of Famer’s unbelievable lineup of baseball heirlooms and mementoes – dating as far back as 1954 during his senior year at Van Nuys (Calif.) High School – encompasses more than 200 lots and will hit the online auction block on Wednesday, April 6, at www.scpauctions.com. Drysdale Cy Young2Drysdale’s most prominent awards and game-worn uniforms are included: 1963 and ’65 World Series championship rings; 1956 National League championship ring; 1962 MLB Cy Young Award; a host of game-worn Dodger uniforms from his playing days in both Brooklyn (1956, rookie season) as well as Los Angeles (1965, ‘66 and ’69); and the actual game-used baseball from the final inning pitched of his then-MLB record streak of throwing 58-and-two-thirds innings of scoreless baseball in 1968.

“We feel honored to have been chosen by the Drysdale family to bring this extraordinary collection to auction,” said SCP Auctions President David Kohler. “Don was among the most accomplished and revered pitchers in Major League Baseball history and his impressive assemblage of awards and accolades speaks volumes as to his winning ways out on the mound.”

Don Drysdale '56 Dodgers UniformA standout baseball player from more than half a century ago, Drysdale was drafted by the then-Brooklyn Dodgers in 1954 right out of high school. Within two years, the 6’ 5” right-hander was brought up from the minors and eventually earned a spot in the Dodgers starting rotation at age 20 when he posted a team-high 17 victories in 1957. A nine-time MLB All-Star, Drysdale posted 209 career wins, struck out 2,486 batters and led the N.L. in K’s in three different seasons (1959-60, ’62). He also played a major role in helping the Dodgers reach the World Series five times and winning it all thrice. A torn rotator cuff forced “Big D’ to retire during the 1969 season and he was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1984. A long time radio broadcaster after his playing days ended, Drysdale died suddenly of a heart attack on July 3, 1993, during a road trip with the Dodgers to Montreal. He was 56 years old.                        -Terry Melia

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A one-of-a-kind basketball rookie card of late Minneapolis Lakers Hall of Fame center George Mikan sold for $403,664 to record the highest bid in SCP Auctions’ 2015 Fall Premier online auction, which concluded Sunday morning. The impeccably preserved 1948 card (#69) from the lone Bowman Basketball card set ever produced is the only one of its kind to ever receive a grade of “Gem Mint 10” from third-party authenticator PSA Cards. The card previously sold in 2009 for $225,000, but this auction nearly doubled its previous world record price. The entire auction of more than 1,000 sports memorabilia lots brought in more than $4 million.

“It’s great to see that a card of Mikan, a player who redefined his sport, is now redefining the vintage basketball card market,” said SCP Auctions Vice President Dan Imler.

Mikan 1948 Rookie CardOther top lots included a rare 1969 Ernie Banks game-worn Cubs road jersey from a season in which “Mr. Cub” clubbed 23 home runs that sold for $161,484; a 1970 Gem Mint 10 Topps Basketball rookie card (#123) of Pete Maravich that went for $130,053; and a circa 1929 Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig dual-signed baseball captured $110,110.

The prestigious Jeff Figler Collection was led by the sale of a complete set of 1952 Topps Baseball cards that went for $75,205, while the E. Lisk Wyckoff Collection celebrating the history of the New York Yankees was led by the $27,584 sale of a Don Larsen signed and inscribed game-used baseball from his Game 5 perfect game in the 1956 World Series. The Jo Jo White Basketball Collection, meanwhile, brought in $104,029, led by the sale of his 2008 Boston Celtics NBA Championship ring for $53,758.

Other highlights from the auction included:
• 1980-81 Wayne Gretzky Edmonton Oilers Game Worn Road Jersey – $100,266
• One-of-a-Kind 1957-58 Topps Basketball Complete Set Uncut Sheet – $91,000
• An Oversized, Framed Babe Ruth Signed and Inscribed Photo from Dec. 25, 1927 – $82,863
• Thurman Munson’s 1979 Final Season New York Yankees Game Worn Home Uniform – $75,205
• Carl Shy’s 1936 Gold Medal as a Member of the First U.S. Olympic Basketball Team – $66,632

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