Friday, July 31, 2015

Pre-Civil War baseball card brings $179K at auction

(Reuters) - A rare pre-Civil War baseball card that was handed down as an heirloom within the family of a ballplayer for more than 150 years fetched $179,250 at an auction in Chicago on Thursday.

The Brooklyn Atlantics team card from around 1860 was sold at Heritage Auction’s Platinum Night Sports Auctions
The auction featured a variety of sports memorabilia items, including a New York Yankees game jersey worn by Mickey Mantle in 1966 that sold for $322,650 and the shoes worn by Muhammad Ali in the 1975 “Thrilla in Manila” bout against Joe Frazier.


Those fetched $119,500.
The 24-inch Olympic torch is the first major piece of Jenner memorabilia to go to auction since the victor of the 1976 Olympic Decathlon Gold Medal became Caitlyn Jenner. The torch made $ 24,000.

Sylvester Stallone is parting with memorabilia from the "Rocky" and "Rambo" movies. The 69-year-old entertainer announced Thursday that he'll put hundreds of props and costumes from his 40-year career up for auction in October. Items include Rambo's Army jacket and Rocky's gloves, robe and boxing trunks.

Boxing trunks worn by actor Sylvester Stallone in the 1982 movie Rocky III.
David Cassidy, 65 the singer and former star of "The Partridge Family" television series is auctioning his waterfront home and all its furnishings Sept. 9 as part of bankruptcy and divorce proceedings.

A sequined glove worn by Michael Jackson has been sold at auction for a whopping $64,000.
“Mad Men” fans will have a chance to buy props, wardrobe pieces and set decorations used in the series — including Don Draper’s suits and his 1965 Cadillac Coupe de Ville.

Nearly 1,400 items from the series will open for online bidding at ScreenBid, starting Friday, July 31. Lots will begin closing Aug. 6.