October 14, 1989 |
The Philadelphia Art Alliance will sell more than 100 donated artworks between 1 and 5 p.m. tomorrow in a silent auction, including two works from the collection of Vivian and Meyer Potamkin. The sale is one of two tomorrow that will offer some unusual pickings. In a silent auction, sheets of paper accompany the items to be sold. On them bidders leave their bids, returning from time to time to see if they have been outbid. Most of the items in tomorrow's sale at the alliance, 251 S. 18th St., have minimum bids, but those are quite low. For instance, the items donated by the Potamkins - a small statue and a silk-screen print by John Clem Clarke depicting a drunken Bacchus - have minimum bids of $50 each.
February 22, 1997 |
Just as spring training for the new baseball season is beginning, Hunt Auctions Inc. of Wayne will hold its annual late-winter sale of baseball memorabilia. With several items related to African American and other minority players, the two-day sale also is a suitable windup to Black History Month. According to David Hunt, the most important item is an old-timers game uniform dating to 1965. It belonged to Jackie Robinson, who became the first black to play modern major-league baseball when he joined the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1947.
December 5, 2010 |
At 11:29 p.m. on Oct 21, 1980, in front of 65,839 fans at Veterans Stadium and the second-largest TV audience in World Series history, Tug McGraw threw a Rawlings baseball past Kansas City's Willie Wilson for the final out of Game 6. Though the useful life span of that ball, stamped with commissioner Bowie Kuhn's signature and a red 1980 World Series logo, was a mere two pitches - 63 seconds, to be exact - it was the central artifact in what...
June 8, 1996 |
Willie McCovey, the Hall of Fame slugger who remains among baseball's all-time home run champions 16 years after retiring, was sentenced in New York to two years probation for evading taxes on baseball memorabilia. "It's one of those things that was overlooked at the time and I do accept responsibility for it," McCovey, 57, told U.S. District Judge Edward R. Korman yesterday in Brooklyn. He entered the courtroom with the help of a cane, still recovering from an 11-hour back operation last fall.
February 26, 1994 |
It may not be as good as being in Florida for spring training, but a major sale of baseball memorabilia reminds us that spring - and the 1994 season - is drawing near. The baseball memorabilia is being offered at 1:30 p.m. today at the Holiday Inn on Route 100 in Exton by Hunt Inc. Auctions. The 480-lot sale includes photographs, tobacco cards and autographed items - one of them arousing a delightful speculation. The top photo in the sale is probably one showing the famous triple-play team Tinkers, Evers and Chance and autographed by Joe Tinker.
August 22, 2003 |
A basic item we pretty much take for granted as we try to stay cool during the dog days of summer is ice. While conveniently available now, ice was a precious commodity back in the 1700s, when it had to be strenuously harvested in winter and stored in stone ice houses on farms. An old ice house is just one vestige of the past you can see tomorrow when you visit auctioneer Ken Reed's on-site sale of real estate and antiques at the Gotwals Family Homestead in Collegeville. Along with an ice house, the five-acre Gentleman's Farm features an eight-bedroom stone house dating to the 1700s, a stone and frame guest house, large barn with a finished office, chicken house, springhouse, equipment shed, three-car garage, truck garage, harness shed, and other multi-use structures.
July 6, 1996 |
The sale is not until next month, but this weekend you can see some of the items that will be offered at what is being billed as one of the top baseball-memorabilia auctions in years. The items, including the collection of 20-year major-league veteran Mickey Vernon, are on display at the Hunt Auctions Inc.'s site at the All Star FanFest at the Convention Center through Tuesday. They are among the more than 750 lots that will be offered Aug. 9 and 10 by Hunt Auctions Inc. of Wayne.
July 28, 1990 |
A major sale of baseball memorabilia, including two sets of baseball cards that are expected to fetch five-figure prices, has been scheduled for next Saturday near Harrrisburg. Prices may be affected, however, by a coincidental conflict. Next Saturday is also induction day at the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, N.Y., and auctioneer David Birmingham of Middletown, Pa., says several potential bidders have reserved tables for that event. "I picked the date last January," Birmingham said yesterday.
July 20, 2000 |
Jack Scott's baseball career went as far as Newark in 1950, when he was invited to the stadium there to try out for the New York Yankees. Although his professional baseball prospects ended there because, Scott said, "I couldn't hit the long balls," his love of the game endured. On display until Aug. 3 at the West Deptford Public Library are balls, programs, hats, bats and other baseball memorabilia that the Woodbury resident has collected for more than a half-century. Included are baseballs signed by Stan Musial, Mike Schmidt, Steve Carlton, Pete Rose, Richie Ashburn, Cal Ripken Jr. and others; a hat autographed by Mickey Morandini, second baseman for the Phillies; and a foul ball Scott caught during a Phillies game against Cincinnati in 1984.
July 11, 1991 |
Any adult baseball fan who ever threw away his baseball cards when he "outgrew" them must rue the day. What once seemed a childish hobby is now a multimillion-dollar business, with its own rules, customs and insider lore. To get an idea of how big it has become, you need look no further than An Introduction to Baseball Card Collecting (28 minutes, $12.95), distributed by JCI Video. This is not a new video, to judge by its references to 1988, but this season it's being presented in a novel package.