Championship Memorabilia is the Fine Art of the Sports Memorabilia World
As the title of this blog suggests, championship memorabilia is one of the higher-end genres of the sports memorabilia world. Prices have been at least 5 figures for a lot of the items sold. We have sold over $10 million worth of memorabilia in the last two years. We obtain the highest prices.
Championship memorabilia interest started with the buying and selling of championship rings. Super Bowl rings, World Series rings, etc. then blossomed into collectors buying Super Bowl & World Series trophies, etc.
Some championship rings now are worth up to $500,000 each. Here are some examples of championship memorabilia we have sold in our monthly auctions:
We obtained such a price because we believe that we are best we garnering publicity for memorabilia. For these Ray Guy rings, we obtained PR in the Bloomberg, CBS, ESPN, Fox, Huffington Post, LA Times, Sporting News, TMZ, USA Today, Yahoo among others.
Also, in 2011, we sold 3 Dallas Cowboy Super Bowl trophies from a player for $51,741:
In February 2013, we sold the Arthur Ashe estate for $350,000 including many awards and trophies. See below:
A Tom Sturdivant 1956 Yankees World Series Championship ring, with a letter of authenticity from Mrs. Elaine Sturdivant sold privately in 2011 for almost $20,000.
Two bidders feverishly went after Chet “The Jet” Walker’s Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame trophy from his September 2012 induction and when the August 2013 auction ended, the final sale price was $40,954. It is quite unusual for a Hall of Fame trophy to come to market; in fact, this might be just the third.
Chet “The Jet” Walker consigned his Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame ring to the September 26th, 2013 auction.
It sold for $49,555.20.
As further proof that our clients are hungering for sports awards, we have sold 3 World Cup trophies in 2013 for almost $90,000 total.
Regarding selling championship memorabilia and sports memorabilia — Our next auction after November will be Tuesday, December 17th. The consignment deadline is the day before Thanksgiving, Wednesday, November 27th. We are the only MONTHLY memorabilia auction meaning consignors get paid up to 5 or more months faster than the competition, of course, on top of the highest prices realized in the hobby. Full payment for the December auction will be made to consignors at the beginning of February unlike the other auction houses which will settle in the summer or fall. We give large cash advances interest free and without an additional loan fee unlike our competitors. Also, we are the only auction in the business with certain clients who pay more. See http://natedsanders.com/
Almost all newly listed memorabilia items sell without many passes like the competition. No one promotes consignors items like we do. Not only do we get publicity in top media including international key media like the BBC, but we have been ON THE FRONT PAGES of sites like CNN and Fox News which almost always translates into items selling for double or triple versus had we not received the free exposure. See http://natedsanders.com/
Plus, the upcoming Christmas auction always obtains the highest prices of the year. Lastly, we accept reserves. With all of these advantages, we obtain the consignor at least tens of thousands dollars more than anywhere else when you are selling memorabilia. Here is an anecdote from this weekend. In August, a potential consignor phoned us with a tablet Oscar award that we consistently get $100,000 for. See http://natedsanders.com/