The worlds largest collectibles auctioneer has added a new sale to its summer roster, a carefully curated assembly of more than 200 lots featuring elite photographs from 20th century American sports. Now open for bidding, the auction is expected to garner more than $400,000 in sales when the gavel drops Aug. 23 in extended bidding format.
Vintage photography might be the most dynamic subset of the sports collectibles marketplace right now, said Chris Ivy, Director of Sports auctions for Heritage Auctions
. The massive surge in pricing is a relatively recent phenomenon, and plenty of investors believe were still quite early in the genres growth.
As is the case in many sports collectibles auctions, Babe Ruth is expected to dominate the top of the results once the final bids are cast, with a rarely-seen 1919 Red Sox card and a glorious 1920 Yankees shot likely to compete for the top lot honors.
Also on tap is the Pulitzer Prize-winning The Babe Bows Out photograph from his 1948 Yankee Stadium farewell. Ruths legendary sidekick, Lou Gehrig, appears in a highly-desirable Luckiest Man photo, while a fantastic rookie image of Mickey Mantle may set a new record for the Commerce Kid.
Other highlights include:
· 1984 Michael Jordan Original Photograph from First NBA Game, PSA/DNA Type 1
· 1937 Ted Williams San Diego Padres Minor League Original News Photograph, PSA/DNA Type 1
· 1934 Tour of Japan Original Team Photograph, PSA/DNA Type 1
· 1927 New York Yankees Original News Photograph, PSA/DNA Type 1
· 1955-56 Roberto Clemente Original Photograph by Don Wingfield, PSA/DNA Type 1
Now open for bidding, Heritage Auctions Vintage Sports Photography Catalog Auction will end in extended bidding format Aug. 23 on Sports.HA.com/50017.