Game Used Treasures from Baseballs Greatest Legends Anchor Heritage Sports Signature Auction

Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries’ Sports Collectibles division will present a fabulous array of vintage sports memorabilia and trading cards in their upcoming October 26 & 27, 2007 Signature Auction to be held in Dallas, Texas.

“While this auction is packed with far too many spectacular pieces to list, there are three in particular that should draw the attention of the entire baseball collecting world,” explained Chris Ivy, Director of Heritage Auction Galleries’ Sports Collectibles division (HSC). “A road grey New York Yankees jersey worn in the early 1930’s by Lou Gehrig is one of the few known to exist today, and game used bats from Babe Ruth and Ty Cobb are considered by top experts to be among the very finest in existence.”

“Hall of Fame jerseys and equipment have flooded our offices for this auction,” Ivy noted. “We have baseball jerseys from Hank Aaron and Bob Gibson, basketball jerseys from Pete Maravich and Nate Archibald, football jerseys from Roger Staubach and Gale Sayers and hockey jerseys from Ray Bourque and Wayne Gretzky. Even golf fans are recognized with the bag that carried Tiger Woods’ clubs during his historic 1997 Masters win. This barely scratches the surface.”

“Autograph collectors should find plenty to love as well,” said Ivy. “An oversized photo signed for the Yankees bat boy in 1927 by Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig is just extraordinary. And a 1941 Puerto Rican League baseball contract provides one of the few authentic Josh Gibson autographs known to the hobby. Other exceedingly scarce signatures provided within this auction include Amos Rusie and Howie Morenz.”

This prize-winning auction wouldn’t be complete without some prizes of its own, and some of the most notable awards in the hobby are slated for the auction block. “We’re fortunate to have two Rookie of the Year awards,” said Ivy, pointing to gleaming treasures presented to Football Hall of Famer Jim Brown and baseball’s Hit King Pete Rose. “We also have the plaque awarded to Wilt Chamberlain in recognition of being named the 1965-66 NBA Player of the Year.”

Heritage will present a new bidding format for the trading card portion of the auction, which will end on Friday, October 26th in an Extended Bidding format, each lot closing individually after thirty minutes of bidding inactivity following the 11 PM CT cut-off. Featured within this first session of the auction is Heritages finest offering yet of rarities, high-grade single cards, complete sets and sheets.

“There are so many incredible card lots within this auction that it’s tough to know where to start,” explained Ivy. “One obvious theme is high-grade complete sets, with fantastic examples of 1933 Goudey, 1952 Small Bowman Football, 1957 Topps Baseball and 1959 Fleer Ted Williams.

“Singles collectors will have no shortage of options either,” stated Ivy. “The offerings run from the spectacularly rare to the finest known. There’s tobacco, candy, gum, and everything in between.”

“Two sheets should really stun the collecting world too,” Ivy noted. “A compilation of ten strips form an incredible 1953 Topps Baseball sheet, and a 1968 Topps 3-D Baseball example includes cards that never made it into packs.”

“Sports fans around the world are going to want to participate in this auction,” Ivy said, “and I’d encourage everyone to visit our homepage at, where they’ll see enlargeable, full-color images of each and every lot, complete with our thorough and informative catalog descriptions. They’ll even have an opportunity to place bids online.”

Circa 1933 Lou Gehrig Game Worn Jersey:

ESTIMATE: $300,000 & up

1921-22 Babe Ruth Side Written Game Used Bat, Universally Graded 10/10:

ESTIMATE: $150,000 & up

1923-24 Ty Cobb Side Written Game Used Bat:

ESTIMATE: $80,000 & up

1965 Hank Aaron Game Worn Jersey:

ESTIMATE: $50,000 & up

1967 Bob Gibson Game Worn Jersey:

ESTIMATE: $50,000 & up

Late 1970’s Pete Maravich Game Worn Jersey:

ESTIMATE: $10,000 – $20,000

Early 1970’s Nate Archibald Game Worn Jersey:

ESTIMATE: $4,000  $6,000

Early 1970’s Roger Staubach Game Worn Uniform:

ESTIMATE: $10,000 – $12,000

Mid to Late 1960’s Gale Sayers Game Worn Jersey:

ESTIMATE: $10,000 – $20,000

1997-98 Ray Bourque Game Worn Jersey Signed by Boston Bruins Team:

ESTIMATE: $6,000 – $8,000

1994-95 Wayne Gretzky Game Worn Jersey:

ESTIMATE: $10,000 – $20,000

1997 Tiger Woods Masters Tournament Used Golf Bag:

ESTIMATE: $50,000 & up

The Finest Babe Ruth & Lou Gehrig Signed Photograph on Earth:

ESTIMATE: $30,000 – $50,000

1941 Josh Gibson Signed Puerto Rican League Contract:

ESTIMATE: $50,000 & up

Circa 1922 Autograph Book Signed by Rusie, Youngs, Ruth:

ESTIMATE: $10,000 – $20,000

1929 Howie Morenz Signed NHL Document:

ESTIMATE: $1,000 – $2,000

1957 Jim Brown Rookie of the Year Trophy:

ESTIMATE: $20,000 – $40,000

1963 Pete Rose National League Rookie of the Year Trophy:

ESTIMATE: $8,000 – $12,000

1965-66 Wilt Chamberlain NBA Player of the Year Award:

ESTIMATE: $10,000 – $20,000

1933 Goudey Baseball PSA-Graded Complete Set (239):

ESTIMATE: $40,000 & up

1952 Bowman Small Football High Grade Complete Set (144):

ESTIMATE: $3,000 & up

1957 Topps Baseball PSA-Graded NM-MT 8 Complete Set (411):

ESTIMATE: $15,000 & up

1959 Fleer Ted Williams High Grade Complete Set (80):

ESTIMATE: $600 & up

1910 E93 Standard Caramel Co. Ty Cobb SGC 80 EX/NM 6.:

ESTIMATE: $7,000 & up

1933 Goudey Napoleon Lajoie #106 PSA NM 7:

ESTIMATE: $15,000 & up

1933 Delong Gum Co. Lou Gehrig #7 SGC 86 NM+ 7.5:

ESTIMATE: $5,000 – $25,000

1934 Goudey Lou Gehrig #37 SGC 88 NM/MT 8:

ESTIMATE: $5,000 – $12,500

1921 American Caramel Co. Babe Ruth E121 SGC 84 NM 7:

ESTIMATE: $10,000 & up

1950-51 Toleteros Joshua Gibson SGC 80 EX/NM 6:

ESTIMATE: $7,000 – $20,000

1953 Topps Baseball Strips Forming a Complete Sheet (10 Strips of 10):

ESTIMATE: $40,000 – $75,000

1968 Topps 3-D Baseball Uncut Sheet of 9:

ESTIMATE: $50,000 & up

HSC specializes in rare and collectible sports cards, as well as uniforms, equipment, and related vintage sports memorabilia. Consignments for future Signature Sports Auctions are currently being accepted. Prospective consignors or sellers of quality vintage sports cards and sports memorabilia are encouraged to contact:

Chris Ivy at 800-872-6467 Ext. 1319 or email: [email protected]

Derek Grady at 800-872-6467 Ext. 1617 or email: [email protected]

Mike Gutierrez at 800-872-6467 Ext. 1183 or email: [email protected]

Lee Iskowitz at 800-872-6467 Ext. 1601 or email: [email protected]

Mark Jordan at 800-872-6467 Ext. 1187 or email: [email protected]

Jonathan Scheier at 800-872-6467 Ext. 1314 or email: [email protected]

Phillip Aman at 800-872-6467 Ext. 1106 or email: [email protected]

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