Online Auction Collectibles 06/20/2016

In the world of sports collectibles, one man’s trash is, truly, another man’s treasure. I will share an example. I recently acquired a leather aviator style football helmet that dates to the 1910’s from an online auction house. When the item arrived, I was very pleased with the helmet as it matched the description in the auction catalog. Great acquisition at a fair price. Enter Mrs. V.

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Vintage aviator style football helmet, c.1910's. Acquired via Auction

Vintage aviator style football helmet, c.1910’s. Acquired via Auction

While I was sharing my enthusiasm and joy over this slice of Americana, I gave my views on the various interesting ways it could be displayed. This is when Mrs. V. stated the following: ” I don’t even want that thing in my house”. I have overcome this objection before and  will continue to do so in the future.

Moving on…

Online Auction Items

I would like to share a couple of items in a current auction that seem interesting and reasonably priced. The auction house is called Brockelman Auctions and are located in Rhome, Texas. One of the upsides to Brockelman Auctions is they have an industry low buyer’s fee which is 12.5%. The current auction completes Saturday June 25.

The first item is an “Early 20th Century Buckle Back Two Tone Catchers Glove”. While not uncommon, the mitt appears to be in desirable condition and would be a nice fit for a collector within many categories. Especially relevant to me because it is a style of catcher’s mitt that my nephew (also Shawn V.) gave to me as a gift many years ago. That ushered in my chase for vintage baseball and football equipment. Check it out!

Early 20th Century Buckle Back Catcher's Mitt---back Brockelman Auctions

Early 20th Century Buckle Back Catcher’s Mitt–back
Brockelman Auctions

Early 20th Century Buckle Back Catchers Mitt--front

Early 20th Century Buckle Back Catchers Mitt–front Brockelman Auctions

Another piece from the same auction is a 10 x 8 “1932 Chicago Cubs Team photo by Grignon“. This photograph is wonderful for a few reasons. The uniforms are beautiful and vintage. The image was taken at Wrigley Field. The list of players in the photograph make for fascinating discussions, including Charlie Root, who would give up Babe Ruth’s “Called Shot” later that year in the 1932 World Series. We also see a Wrigley Field usher photo bombing in the era of art deco.

1932 Chicago Cubs Team Photograph-Grignon Brockelman Auctions

1932 Chicago Cubs Team Photograph-Grignon
Brockelman Auctions

Acceptable to Mrs. V.

Finally, I would like to share an image of a 5 x 7 statuette. I utilized a website called MPIX for this project. It was produced with a photograph I had taken at a recent Met’s game in Flushing NY. I find that if I take enough photographs at an event, I can transform one or two of them into a piece of memorabilia inexpensively. Mrs. V. was fine with this.

Noah Syndergaard 5x7 Statuette

Noah Syndergaard 5×7 Statuette

 

 

 

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