May 12, 2013 |
Kobe Bryant has won a judge's order that temporarily blocks a Camden County auctioneer from selling memorabilia given it by the basketball great's mother. U.S. District Judge Andrew Guilford issued an order Wednesday in Santa Ana, Calif., that blocks Goldin Auctions L.L.C. of Berlin from selling or transferring property, including "basketball jerseys, championship rings, and other sports memorabilia" that Bryant says belongs to him. Goldin said in court papers that it expected to sell the items for more than $1 million and had advanced Pamela Bryant $450,000.
May 10, 2013 |
Memo to Mom: Don't sell my stuff, and by the way, it's not yours to sell. That, in essence, is the message in court papers filed Wednesday by Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant in response to a federal lawsuit by a Camden County auction house that is seeking to sell basketball memorabilia mainly from Bryant's youth. The items are being sold on behalf of his mother, Pamela. "I never told my mother that she could have my personal property, let alone consign it for public auction," wrote Bryant, who was drafted into the NBA directly out of Lower Merion High School.
May 4, 2013
An incorrect photo accompanied a story about the band Parquet Courts and band member Austin Brown in the Weekend section Friday. A current photo of Brown and the group appears above. A story Friday misstated the value of Kobe Bryant sports memorabilia planned for an auction in June. His items would fetch at least $1 million, according to an auction expert, out of a possible auction total of $2.5 million. The Inquirer wants its news report to be fair and correct in every respect, and regrets when it is not. If you have a question or comment about news coverage, contact assistant managing editor David Sullivan (215-854-2357)
January 26, 2013
More than a generation after the historic "Miracle On Ice" game in the 1980 Winter Olympics, 58-year-old Mike Eruzione is parting with his iconic No. 21 USA jersey, hockey stick, and other Olympic paraphernalia. Eruzione's white jersey alone is expected to fetch more than $1 million, but some sports memorabilia experts think it could go considerably higher. Eruzione scored the sensational winning goal against the Soviet hockey team in Lake Placid, N.Y., catapulting the Americans toward the gold medal.
January 20, 2013
WEST PALM BEACH, FLA. - A trove of memorabilia from Studio 54 is going up for bid Saturday in an auction that is resurrecting those long-ago nights at the iconic 1970s clubhouse with a legacy greater than its lifespan. Mementos kept by the late Studio 54 co-owner Steve Rubell, including paparazzi photographs, letters and artwork once belonging to the New York club's A-list guests, are being auctioned off here. The items give a fascinating glimpse of life at 54: author Fran Lebowitz shoulder-to-shoulder with pop artist Andy Warhol.
December 27, 2012 |
LOS ANGELES - James Comisar is the first to acknowledge that people have questioned his sanity for spending the better part of 25 years collecting everything from the costume George Reeves wore in the 1950s TV show Superman to the entire set of The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson . Then there are the pointy Spock ears Leonard Nimoy wore on Star Trek and the guns Tony Soprano used to rub out a mob rival on The Sopranos . ...
December 15, 2012 |
Between the Army-Navy Game here last weekend and the Battle of the Bowls coming up first thing next year, this weekend will be an occasion to recall another football icon: Ken Farragut, Eagles center from 1951 to 1954, selected for the 1953 Pro Bowl, and one of the oldest surviving players of the NFL. Born in 1928 in Ponchatoula, La., Farragut played football for the University of Mississippi and in 1951 was invited to play in the college all-star...
August 28, 2012 |
Charlie Mallon has a thing about Corvettes. Actually, by last count, more than 2,200 things. So many things that in May, Mallon was officially certified by the Guinness Book of World Records as having the largest collection of Chevrolet memorabilia. "It's different. Why not?" Mallon says of his collection. "Some guys play golf; I do this. Everyone collects something. I'm sure other people have more than I do, and I'm certain that some day the record will be broken. " The bulk of Mallon's collection consists of miniature cars, ranging in size from an inch to two feet.
July 27, 2012 |
The player-autograph sessions are sold out, but fans can still attend the annual Phillies Phestival, a fund-raiser to fight ALS, at Citizens Bank Park, starting this afternoon. It's a chance to see players, coaches, executives, broadcasters and ballgirls - the whole team will be there - as well as play games, win prizes, and see lots of impressive sports memorabilia that's up for auction. At 4 p.m., rain or shine, fans, who can park in Lots R, S and V, can start entering via the Left Field Gate.
June 30, 2012 |
For political memorabilia collectors, Philadelphia is the center of the universe. Not even Boston, New York, and Washington can top the attic-discovery potential of local ancestral estates. Tom Slater, the director of Americana at Heritage, which sells high-end memorabilia from politicians, once lived in Haddonfield and knows firsthand what can be found here. His mentor, a well-known dealer, told him Philadelphia was one of the best places in the country to find great items. "Unlike so many cities, it had never had a major natural disaster of any kind — fire, flood, earthquake," he said.