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Sports Memorabilia Buyers Pittsburgh

Lelands sports memorabilia knowledge is unrivaled. Partners Josh Evans and Michael Heffner have a combined 80 years collecting, authenticating and auctioning memorabilia valued in the hundreds of millions of dollars.

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Serious collectors count on the Lelands team of sports memorabilia and card experts for their vast experience, deep knowledge, and well-developed instincts for fast and accurate authentication and appraisal.

One of the most anticipated semi-annual auctions. These milestone events garner significant media attention and feature an impressive array of some of the most important sports cards and memorabilia.

Lelands is the original sports auction house and the premier appraisers and auctioneers in the hobby. Whether selling your collection or seeking to buy an important piece of sports history, we invite you to experience the best team in all of sports memorabilia.

Signed Pittsburgh Steelers sports memorabilia is selling fast, so shop our collection immediately. Autographed product offerings for legends like Jack Lambert, Franco Harris, Hines Ward, Jerome Bettis, and Rocky Bleier will look awesome on display in any room of your home or office. The authentic sports collectibles that we sell also make great sports gifts for any Steelers fans that you know.

Hall of Famer Terry Bradshaw is one of the most decorated players in NFL history. This four-time Super Bowl Champion quarterback was named the Super Bowl MVP twice and the NFL MVP for the 1978 season. That is why you need an autographed Terry Bradshaw football in your sports memorabilia collection if you call yourself a Pittsburgh Steelers fan. A Bradshaw signed Steelers white panel football is a wise investment that is growing in worth and value every day. Troy Polamalu Autographed Helmets

Hunt Auctions prides itself as a company to be among the finest vintage sports memorabilia auctions in the country. For over 30 years we have exhibited great care in our selection of consignment and purchase materials to ensure the highest quality merchandise is made available to our bidders.

Our prices realized are consistently among the leaders in the field, and we are constantly exploring new avenues of advanced collecting to expose our bidders to new materials and expand the overall sports memorabilia marketplace. Please enjoy this website and if any further information is necessary, contact our office for an immediate response. Thank You!

If you want to sell sports memorabilia, simply submit images of your collection along with any supporting documentation to Sotheby's through our easy-to-use online platform. Our experienced Sports Specialists will quickly review your special property and let you know whether your item is a good fit for an upcoming auction.

Sports memorabilia can be defined as any object that is closely related to and gains its value from its relationship to the sports industry and its players. This category of collectibles includes a wide range of objects, the most popular being sporting equipment used and/or signed by athletes (such as balls, bats, and gloves), trading cards, photos, autographs and sports clothes. Basically, sports memorabilia is anything that bears the memory of teams or individual athletes, as well as specific events.

Sports memorabilia that had been authenticated by a reputable expert, dealer or an auction house who certificate them legitimate is a great investment. The market of sports memorabilia is huge right now with its global worth of $26.1 billion today . The research estimates that by 2032 the sports memorabilia market size to reach $227.2 billion. Of course the value of various sports memorabilia is different depending on the current trends and the items ranging from signed helmets for those football fans, to signed basketballs, signed pucks, framed jerseys, game-used items, and more.

The best way to find out how much your sports memorabilia are worth is to get them appraised by an expert. You can get some idea of what the specific item is worth, be it a signed Micheal Jordan basketball, Mickey Mantle signed baseball or Tiger Woods rookie sports card by checking the prices those items got on a previous auctions, that knowing what condition and grade your sports memorabilia are. You can also check out the multiple sports memorabilia guides online.

You can easily appraise your sports memorabilia at the local auction house. Not every auction house have a sports memorabilia expert on site. Using a qualified sports memorabilia appraiser online is another option. You can easily and swiftly get your sports memorabilia appraised by one of our sports memorabilia experts at Value My Stuff. Simply fill in the form, attach the images and additional information about your item and send it to us, and we will send you your appraisal certificate within 24/ 48 h. Submit your sports memorabilia for appraisal here!

Serious collectors are able to pay millions for the rookie sports cards of famous players or the signed jerseys from the historical games. The same situation is with signed baseballs, footballs or other equipment that was a part of the major sport event. During the right auction, there is really no limit for the final price of a famous item like that but based on several sports memorabilia analysts, the value of an item only goes higher when the players have retired and established themselves as pillars of the game.

Usually, collectors and auction houses usually turn to third party sports memorabilia experts and specialist to authenticate the items. The authentication process often contains research of other signed items and autographs of the famous players when it comes to authenticating sports equipment like signed jerseys, tennis balls, footballs, hockey pucks, bats, baseballs or shoes. It really helps if the owner provides a photo documenting the moment the item was signed by a player. When it comes to other memorabilia such as collectible sports cards, it is usually the research of paper, the serial numbers, the pigments used and the overal historical knowledge about the sport cards and sports history that helps to certify and grade them. The higher the grade the more precious, rare and valuable sports card is.

Frameworth Sports Marketing has been manufacturing high quality sports memorabilia since 1992. We are North America's leader in framed memorabilia design specializing in sports & music. Frameworth is proudly Canadian and operates out of our Toronto location.

The most famous T206 Honus Wagner is the "Gretzky T206 Honus Wagner" card.[3] The card's odd texture and shape led to speculation that it was altered. The Gretzky T206 Wagner was first sold by Alan Ray to a baseball memorabilia collector named Bill Mastro, who sold the card two years later to Jim Copeland for nearly four times the price he had originally paid. Copeland's sizable transaction revitalized interest in the sports memorabilia collection market. In 1991, Copeland sold the card to ice hockey figures Wayne Gretzky and Bruce McNall for $451,000. Gretzky resold the card four years later to Walmart and Treat Entertainment for $500,000 for use as the top prize in a promotional contest.

The next year, a Florida postal worker won the card and auctioned it at Christie's for $640,000 to collector Michael Gidwitz. In 2000, the card was sold via Robert Edward Auctions to card collector Brian Seigel for $1.27 million. In February 2007, Seigel sold the card privately to an anonymous collector for $2.35 million. Less than six months later, the card was sold to another anonymous collector for $2.8 million. In April 2011, that anonymous purchaser was revealed to be Ken Kendrick, owner of the Arizona Diamondbacks.[4] A different card, named the "Jumbo Wagner", was sold at auction again in 2016 for a record $3.12 million.[5] These transactions have made the Wagner card the most valuable baseball card in history. However, this record was recently broken when a Mike Trout 2009 Bowman Chrome Draft Prospects Superfractors series rookie card with a card count of 1 sold in August 2020 for a record setting $3.93 million, and pushed further back by a 1952 Topps Mickey Mantle card that sold for $5.2 million in November 2020,[6] making Wagner the third most valuable baseball card in the world. Another example sold for $6.6 million in August 2021, making it the most expensive sports card.[7] That is, until August 2022 when another 1952 Topps Mickey Mantle card sold for $12.6 million becoming the most expensive piece of sports memorabilia in history.[8]

The Gretzky T206 Wagner first came to attention in 1985, when small-time Hicksville, New York card collector Alan Ray contacted Bob Sevchuk, the owner of a Long Island sports memorabilia store, to arrange a potential $25,000 deal for his T206 Honus Wagner card.[35] Bill Mastro, a sports memorabilia dealer who later founded Mastro Auctions and became one of the most powerful figures in the industry, heard the news, and immediately jumped on the offer.[36] Mastro, with the financial backing of friend Rob Lifson, sought to improve the offer and had Ray add 50 to 75 of his other T206 series cards, including the rare T206 Eddie Plank, into the deal. Ray, who later stated he "had a money situation," agreed to Mastro's terms of the deal.[37]

Within five years, Copeland decided it was time to sell his card collection; he chose to sell his entire 873-piece collection in a single sale, through Mastro.[42] Mastro contacted Sotheby's, the renowned New York auction house, and asked them to accept the Copeland memorabilia collection on consignment.[43] Sotheby's advertised Copeland's items as the "Copeland Collection of Important Baseball Cards and Sports Memorabilia" to attract hobbyists and other potential clients. The March 1991 auction attracted nearly 800 collectors who were interested in purchasing some of Copeland's rare memorabilia. The bidding prices far exceeded the pre-auction estimates, as a 1952 Topps Mickey Mantle card sold for $49,500, more than three times the initial pre-auction price estimate.[44] Pre-auction estimates placed Copeland's T206 Honus Wagner at a price of $114,000. Within minutes of the opening bid for the T206 Wagner card, the highest bidder had put down $228,000, twice the pre-auction estimate. A bidding competition between Mike Gidwitz, Mark Friedland and an unknown phone bidder ensued. Gidwitz dropped out of the competition when the bidding reached the $300,000 mark. As Friedland made each bid, the phone bidder would counter with a bid $5,000 or $10,000 higher. Friedland dropped out of the competition after the phone bidder countered with a $410,000 bid for the card.[29] With Sotheby's 10% buyer's premium, the final price of the card came out to $451,000 (equivalent to $897,262 in 2021), nearly four times the pre-auction estimate. The phone bidder was Wayne Gretzky, who purchased the card with advice and financial backing from his 'boss' Bruce McNall, the owner of the NHL's Los Angeles Kings.[29] Copeland received around $5 million for the entire collection. The publicity coverage of the Sotheby's auction renewed interest in the hobby of sports memorabilia collecting. Mastro worked with Sotheby's for the next four years to facilitate sports memorabilia auctions and established himself as a leading card dealer in the industry.[45] In 1993, illusionist David Copperfield used the popularity of the card as part of a magic trick which he performed during a TV Special. Copperfield had Gretzky sign a reprint of the card, then proceeded to tear the card into four pieces, after which he restored it and magically removed the signature. 041b061a72


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