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Top Grade 1922 Zeenut Thorpe at Auction

August 12, 2016

His Olympic medals had been won—and then stripped.  His football career was over.  1922 would also mark the final year of his professional baseball career.  Jim Thorpe’s life wasn’t always easy after that but his remarkable athletic career is celebrated on one final trading card from his days as one of the 20th century’s greatest athletes.  One of the two highest graded exam     Read More »


 
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Muhammad Ali Memorabilia: Prices Soar Amid Nostalgia Boom Following Boxer’s Death

June 10, 2016

The remembrances of Muhammad Ali continued to flood in Friday as the boxing great was laid to rest in his hometown of Louisville, Kentucky. But for a legendary figure like Ali, his life is remembered in more than just stories and fleeting memories — everything he touched, everywhere he we...    Read More »

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Walter Alston’s Personal Memorabilia Headed to Auction

June 10, 2016

Walter Alston’s collection of personal memorabilia is being sold through SCP Auctions. The collection, which is being consigned by his estate, includes game-worn gear, championship rings and other artifacts from his career. Highlighting the auction, which headlines SCP’s Mid-Summer Classic sale,...    Read More »

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Eight Investment Tips From The $3.3 Million Sale of ‘The Laws Of Base Ball’

April 26, 2016

Setting one of the highest prices in the history of sports memorabilia, SCP Auctions has sold the Magna Carta of baseball for $3.3 million. While serving as president of the New York Knickerbocker Base Ball club, in 1857 Doc Adams established base paths at 90 feet, nine men to a team, nine innings t...    Read More »

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1857 Laws of Base Ball documents drive home $3.3M at auction

April 25, 2016

A handwritten “Laws of Base Ball” document sold for $3.3 million at a sports memorabilia auction conducted by SCP Auctions on Sunday. It took $3,263,246 to secure the 1857 baseball pages whose author was recently identified as Daniel Lucius “Doc” Adams, then president of the New York Knicker...    Read More »

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Baseball’s “Magna Carta” sells for $3.3M, reveals new “father”

April 24, 2016

Documents that baseball historians have called the Magna Carta of the game have sold at auction for nearly $3.3 million. SCP auctions says the 1857 papers called the "Laws of Baseball" sold early Sunday to an anonymous buyer after more than two weeks of bidding. The auction house had predicted prior...    Read More »

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Founding Rules of ‘Base Ball’ Sell for $3.26 Million in Auction

April 24, 2016

A group of documents from 1857 that set down some of the fundamental rules of baseball was acquired at auction Sunday by an unidentified buyer for $3.26 million, making it one of the highest-priced pieces of sports memorabilia. “Laws of Base Ball” was put up for online bidding this month by SCP ...    Read More »

This photo circa 1870 courtesy of Marjorie Putnam Adams shows Daniel Lucius "Doc" Adams. A newly verified set of documents from baseball's early history serve almost as a paternity test for the game. Maury Povich might look at them on his daytime talk show and declare: "Doc Adams, you ARE the father!" Or, for the man he's replacing, "Alexander Cartwright, you are NOT the father of baseball." (Courtesy of Marjorie Putnam Adams/Wikipedia via AP)

‘Laws of Base Ball’ documents fetch record $3.2 million at auction

April 24, 2016

A trove of historical documents that shed fresh light on the origins of baseball sold at auction on Sunday for more than $3.2 million, a record auction price for papers related to the sport that became America's "national pastime." The 23 pages of yellowed documents included original notes about the...    Read More »

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‘Magna Carta’ of baseball sells at auction for nearly $3.3 million

April 24, 2016

Documents that baseball historians have called the Magna Carta of the game have sold at auction for nearly $3.3 million. SCP auctions of Southern California says the 1857 papers called the “Laws of Base Ball” sold early Sunday to an anonymous buyer after more than two weeks of bidding. The aucti...    Read More »

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Historic ‘Laws of Baseball’ documents sell for more than $3M

April 24, 2016

Documents that baseball historians have called the Magna Carta of the game have sold at auction for nearly $3.3 million. SCP auctions says the 1857 papers called the "Laws of Baseball" sold early Sunday to an anonymous buyer after more than two weeks of bidding. The auction house had predicted prior...    Read More »

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‘Laws of Base Ball’ bought in auction for $3.26M

April 24, 2016

Documents laying out some of the original "Laws of Base Ball" sold for $3.26 million early Sunday morning, setting a new record for the highest-priced baseball document. A spokesman from SCP Auctions told ESPN that the buyer wished to remain anonymous....    Read More »

 
 
 

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