I am an avid Illini fan, and was lucky enough to live in Missouri in 2005 when Illinois played North Carolina in the NCAA Finals in St. Louis. Needles to say, I was swept up in the Illini fervor and wanted something to immortalize the time. After walking out of the Illini’s practice session, I [...]
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The Springfield Armor’s auction to raise money for tornado victims received some assistance from the NBA and Boston Celtics. The league and Celtics each donated items for the Armor to add to their charity auction. The New Jersey Nets’ D-League affiliate were already conducting an auction that included ticket packages to the upcoming season and [...]
MeiGray Group has a treasure trove of NBA Finals jerseys for sale. Their current auction showcases Game Three of the Finals. Fans can own the authenticated jersey of their favorite player or attempt to buy the whole starting lineup from one team or both. In total, 32 jerseys make up this current auction. The top [...]
Jason Terry, a member of the World Champion Dallas Mavericks, has partnered with Reebok to sell his shoes from the NBA Finals. Terry’s autographed Reebok Zig Slash sneakers will be sold through the Reebok site to benefit his charity, the Jason Terry Foundation. Terry’s foundation aims to “help youth achieve their dreams through education, self-empowerment [...]
Recently retired NBA great Shaquille O’Neal has partnered with Oreo cookies to raise money for charity. To promote their new “triple double” cookie, Oreo had a package of the new product signed by Shaq. They also included a case of the new cookies to be auctioned with all proceeds going to the Boys and Girls [...]
A urologist in Dallas has formed an interesting balance between medicine and sports by offering a signed Mavericks’ basketball to the first patient to schedule and undergo a vasectomy during the NBA Finals. According to Dr. Mitchell Moskowitz, the urologist sponsoring the promotion, the ball was purchased from the “Mavs Foundation,” a group that sells [...]
Ellen DeGeneres announced on her show “Ellen” that she will be auctioning NBA memorabilia with the proceeds going to Noah’s Wish and the American Red Cross to help victims of the tornadoes in Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma and Arkansas. Ellen received the items from various NBA teams with the hope that she would support them on [...]
The Amway Arena in Orlando will literally be sold, piece by piece, next month to the highest bidder. The Heritage Global auction will be held on June 8th on behalf of the city of Orlando and the Orlando Magic and will include much of the arena’s infrastructure. The auction will be held at the arena [...]
The Chicago Bulls took an expected tumble from the top of the sports world when Michael Jordan retired for the second time, and final as a Bull, on January 13th, 1999. Although he would return to the NBA to play for the Washington Wizards, he did not display the same dominance he showed during his [...]
Upper Deck Authenticated has released the images of LeBron James’ Tegata to be sold on their website. Tegata is a traditional Japanese form of memorabilia intended to honor the very best of a respective sport. The unique item is composed of handmade Japanese Fuji paper and contains a black-ink hand-print from James as well as [...]
Julius Erving and John Wooden highlighted an amazing group of sports items recently sold at Grey Flannel’s “Summer Games” Auction. Erving’s ABA game-used and autographed Virginia Squires 1972-73 jersey sold for an astounding $190,414. The high value is attributed to the fact that the jersey is a rare version that was only used by the [...]
Amare Stoudemire has signed a memorabilia contract with Steiner Sports, adding to the list of big name New York athletes on the Steiner roster.
Downtown Freddy Brown’s 1979 NBA Championship ring recently hit the auction block and commanded a final sales price of $115,242.
The new Washington Wizards owner has decided to change the look of his team’s jerseys.
Some rather unique Charles Barkley sports memorabilia has made its way onto eBay.
The first of a three-part sports memorabilia auction centered around Red Auerbach’s memorabilia collection resulted in a total of $785,550 in sales.
Joe Proski, the original athletic trainer for the Phoenix Suns, has a love for sports memorabilia that is only rivaled by his love of collector cars. Joe grew up in Green Bay, Wisconsin, and like most residents of Green Bay he is a life long Packers fan. His father worked for the Packers and was [...]
In early November, Reebok sold twelve “Gold Rush” parallels of John Wall’s Reebok Zig Slash shoe at a New York City Footlocker. Each pair of the rare sneakers came in a lock box and featured numbering on both the box and the shoes. Since then, two pairs have sold for nearly $1,000 on eBay!