Heritage Auctions is set to host one of its biggest-ever sales of sports memorabilia and trading cards in Dallas.
Next month’s sale will offer more than 4,000 lots, and is expected to achieve in the region of $10 million.
For basketball fans, there’s the personal collection of Dr. David Fischer, who served as team physician for the 1992 US Olympic Basketball "Dream Team". Featuring perhaps the greatest collection of talent the sport has ever seen, the team swept to victory in Barcelona
Fischer’s collection features autographed sneakers worn during the tournament by almost every member of the team, including the likes of Michael Jordan, Magic Johnson, Larry Bird, Scottie Pippen and Patrick Ewing.
It also includes team-signed basketballs, his Olympic team bags and jacket, and even his Basketball Gold Medal championship ring – all offered without reserve.
The auction will also feature more treasures from the Andy Leff Collection, with game-used jerseys, sticks and Championship awards from dozens of hockey Hall of Famers.
A particularly notable lot is the 1961-62 Art Ross Trophy presented to ‘The Golden Jet’ himself Bobby Hull. The sterling silver bowl was presented to Hull for his record haul of 50 goals for the Chicago Black Hawks, and more than half a century later is set to sell for more than $50,000.
Notable items from baseball history up for grabs include a Pete Rose game worn Cincinnati Reds rookie-era jersey, circa 1963-64, estimated at $60,000+; a superb Babe Ruth & Lou Gehrig signed baseball, circa 1930, valued at $80,000+; and a ball signed by legendary pitcher Cy Young, dating from 1947, estimated at $20,000+.
"Our clientele continues to grow with every event," said Chris Ivy, Director of Heritage Sports Collectibles. "This auction should put us on pace to break our $40 million benchmark set in 2015, which is a great testament to health of the Sports Collectibles hobby."
The Heritage Sports Collectibles catalogue auction takes place in Dallas on May 12-14.