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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 »


 
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)

You ARE the father: Who is Doc Adams, baseball’s dad

April 23, 2016

Daniel Lucius "Doc" Adams may never be a household name like baseball's imagined inventor Abner Doubleday or basketball's actual inventor James Naismith. But a newly verified set of documents, titled "Laws of Base Ball," being sold at an auction that ends Saturday, go a long way toward lifting him t...    Read More »

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Early Baseball Docs, Koufax Jersey Climb Past $300K

April 22, 2016

Two items have crossed the $300,000 mark heading into the final hours of bidding in SCP Auctions’ Spring Premier catalog. The groundbreaking and much publicized 1857 “Laws of Base Ball” documents soared to $379,757 on Friday. Originally purchased at auction years ago, the documents have since ...    Read More »

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Prices Climbing for Rare Baseball Documents, Dodgers Legends’ Memorabilia

April 21, 2016

With just days remaining in the initial bidding phase of SCP Auctions’ 2016 Spring Premier, a rare, impeccably preserved 1956 Sandy Koufax Brooklyn Dodgers game-worn jersey is leading the way with a high bid of $285,316 at www.scpauctions.com (at the time of this writing). One of the most historic...    Read More »

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Super Bowl 1-50 Ticket Run One of the Best Offered to Date

April 12, 2016

SCP Auctions is humbled to present the “Holy Grail” of ticket collections, a complete run of Super Bowl I-50 full unused tickets with the highest overall PSA grade point average ever for a set offered in a public sale....    Read More »

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Original 1957-58 Topps Basketball File Binders at Auction

April 11, 2016

If you were a kid growing up in the 1950s, chances are you had never seen a basketball card before.  With interest in the NBA lagging behind baseball, football and even hockey for many, the market was limited.  Bowman had produced a one and done set in 1948 but for the next eight years, the hoop l...    Read More »

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‘Laws of Base Ball’ documents dated 1857 establish new founder of sport

April 07, 2016

Modern baseball may have found its birth certificate, and with it a new birth date – and new founding father. Coinciding with the start of the major league season, a set of game-changing documents went up for sale this week. Their authenticity and significance are verified by experts that include ...    Read More »

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Who’s your Daddy? Modern baseball may have new founder

April 07, 2016

Modern baseball may have found its birth certificate. And with it a new birth date, and new founding father. Coinciding with the start of the major league season, a set of game-changing documents went up for sale this week. Their authenticity and significance are verified by experts including John T...    Read More »

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Who’s your Daddy? Modern baseball may have new founder

April 07, 2016

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Modern baseball may have found its birth certificate. And with it a new birth date, and new founding father. Coinciding with the start of the major league season, a set of game-changing documents went up for sale this week. Their authenticity and significance are verified by exp...    Read More »

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Don Drysdale’s widow selling awards over objections

April 06, 2016

Ann Meyers Drysdale, the Hall of Fame basketball player who was married to the Hall of Fame pitcher, is putting the items up for auction starting Wednesday. The collection is unusual in that it covers Drysdale's entire career – from his days at Van Nuys High in suburban Los Angeles to his minor le...    Read More »

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SCP Auctions Unlocks Door on Drysdale Collection, ‘Laws of Base Ball’, Koufax Jersey and More

April 06, 2016

SCP Auctions’ 2016 Spring Premier online auction begins today and runs through 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 a...    Read More »

 
 
 

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