SCP Auctions display sporting treasures at Chicago convention



2015-07-14 09:21:10

SCP Auctions are heading to the National Sports Collectors Convention in Chicago with a treasure trove of sports history in tow.

The auction house will exhibit countless premium lots from its forthcoming Mid-Summer Classic sale, from legends of the 1930s to present-day sporting heroes.

In addition to the historic items, SCP Auctions Principals David Kohler and Dan Imler will be ready to buy and sell memorabilia and cards, as well as offering valuable advice and consigning further notable lots for the upcoming auction.

Two major items sure to attract local fans will be a 1968 Chicago Cubs home jersey worn by 'Mr Cub' himself Ernie Banks, and the bat he used during the 1964 season in which he hit 23 home runs and drove in 95 runs. The jersey is expected to sell for upwards of $150,000 when the SCP sale concludes on August 22.

Other baseball highlights will include the 1938 Championship gold pocket watch presented to New York Yankees relief pitcher John Murphy; a Boston Red Sox home jersey, circa 1950-51, worn and signed by Ted Williams; the Yankees home uniform worn by Derek Jeter to break Lou Gehrig’s franchise doubles record in July 2014; and the signed and inscribed Louisville Slugger bat used by Alex Rodriguez to get his first MLB hit in July 1994.

Further notable lots on display will include the 1936 Winter Olympics gold medal presented to Great Britain hockey goalie Jimmy Foster; a pair of signed and inscribed sneakers worn by Michael Jordan during his 1981-82 Freshman NCAA Championship season; and a signed, game-used ball from the 1992 Olympic Men’s Basketball gold medal match featuring the U.S.A 'Dream Team'.

The National Sports Collectors Convention takes place at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, Illinois from July 29 until August 2. The SCP Auctions Mid-Summer Classic sale runs online from August 5-22.

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