Arts and collectibles auctions

FILE - In this Oct. 30, 2014 file photo, filmmaker Spike Lee cheers during an NBA basketball game between the New York Knicks and Cleveland Cavaliers in Cleveland. Lee added to his New York Knicks collection by purchasing 13 items associated with his favorite team in a recent auction. The family of late Knicks coach Red Holzman sold off 35 items that netted $319,341, according to SCP Auctions, which handled last week’s sale. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak, File)
October 02, 2019 - 11:53 am
LAGUNA NIGUEL, Calif. (AP) — Writer-director Spike Lee added to his New York Knicks collection by purchasing 13 items associated with his favorite team in a recent auction. The family of late Knicks coach Red Holzman sold off 35 items that netted $319,341, according to SCP Auctions, which handled...
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FILE - In this July 1929 file photo, New York Yankees' Babe Ruth, who was injured, stands in the dugout during the baseball team's game at Cleveland. A Babe Ruth road jersey dating to 1928-30 has sold at auction for $5.6 million. Hunt Auctions, which handled Saturday's sale, says the price breaks a record for the most expensive piece of sports memorabilia ever sold. A Ruth jersey from 1920 previously sold for $4.4 million. (AP Photo, File)
June 15, 2019 - 9:45 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A Babe Ruth road jersey dating to 1928-30 has sold at auction for $5.64 million. Hunt Auctions, which handled Saturday's sale, says the price breaks a record for the most expensive piece of sports memorabilia ever sold. A Ruth jersey from 1920 previously sold for $4,415,658. The...
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FILE - In this file photo dated Thursday, Feb. 21, 2019, Mechanics prepare Mercedes driver Valtteri Bottas of Finland car during a Formula One pre-season testing session at the Barcelona Catalunya racetrack in Montmelo, outside Barcelona, Spain. Previewing the upcoming 2019 season, for Bottas, even though he didn’t win a single race in 2018, the Finnish driver still believes he can be a genuine challenger for the title this season, even though that will mean challenging his Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton. (AP Photo/Joan Monfort, FILE)
March 11, 2019 - 1:22 am
TURIN, Italy (AP) — Last season's Formula One campaign was so demoralizing for Valtteri Bottas that he got drunk to forget all about it. Bottas didn't win a single race in 2018 despite driving for the dominant Mercedes team. But having pressed the reset button over the winter break, the Finnish...
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FILE- In this March 22, 1937, file photo Lou Gehrig bats the ball for the New York Yankees in his first exhibition game of the season against the Boston Bees in St. Petersburg, Fla. Al Lopez is the Bees' catcher and Tiny Parker is the home plate umpire. A collection of Gehrig memorabilia, which includes various photographs, letters and signed documents, and baseballs, is now available as part of Heritage Auctions' latest offering. (AP Photo, File)
February 18, 2019 - 12:11 pm
Bob Ellis knew what he wanted from his mother-in-law's collection of Lou Gehrig memorabilia both times she asked him to pick something out as a Father's Day gift. It was a hat worn by the New York Yankees slugger and a baseball signed by fellow Hall of Famers Ty Cobb, Babe Ruth, Tris Speaker and...
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Players from the Cardenales de Lara baseball team carry the caskets of teammates and former major league players Luis Valbuena and Jose Castillo at a baseball stadium in Barquisimeto, Venezuela, Friday, Dec. 7, 2018. The two were killed in a car crash caused by highway bandits who then robbed them, officials said Friday. Valbuena and Castillo died late Thursday when their SUV crashed as it tried to veer around an object placed in the road, Yaracuy state Gov. Julio Leon Heredia said on his Twitter account. (AP Photo/Nestor Vivas)
December 08, 2018 - 3:17 pm
BARQUISIMETO, Venezuela (AP) — Dozens of Venezuelans waited in line outside a chapel in the state of Lara on Saturday, hoping to bid farewell to former major league baseball player Luis Valbuena, who was killed in a car accident along with teammate Jose Castillo. The corpse of Castillo was moved...
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October 09, 2018 - 4:15 pm
ST. LOUIS (AP) — St. Louis is back in the hunt for a Major League Soccer expansion franchise after the family behind the rental car company Enterprise Holdings announced a bid that calls for a new stadium built mostly with private funding. Members of the Taylor family said Tuesday that the...
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FILE - In this file photo dated Thursday, Aug. 21, 2008, Maarten van der Weijden, of the Netherlands, reacts after winning the men's swimming marathon at the Beijing 2008 Olympics in Beijing, after beating leukemia. In a fundraising feat that has captured the imagination of the nation, Maarten van der Weijden is about three-quarters of the way through the 200-kilometer (124-mile) swim by Monday Aug. 20, 2018. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth, FILE)
August 20, 2018 - 2:05 pm
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Maarten van der Weijden beat leukemia and went on to win an Olympic gold swimming medal in Beijing, but even his powers of endurance weren't enough to complete his latest challenge. Ill health on Monday forced Van der Weijden to halt his ambitious bid to swim the 200-...
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File - In this June 12, 1939 file photo, these baseball stars were pictured as they attended the dedication and their induction into the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, N.Y. Front row; Eddie Collins, Babe Ruth, Connie Mack, Cy Young; Rear row left to right; Hans Wagner, Grover Cleveland Alexander, Tris Speaker, Napoleon Lajoie, George Sisler and Walter Johnson. A baseball with the signatures of Babe Ruth, Ty Cobb, Honus Wagner and eight other legends of the game has sold for more than $600,000. The players all signed the ball on the same day in 1939, when they had gathered to become the first class to enter the Baseball Hall of Fame. SCP Auctions said Monday, Aug. 13, 2018, that it has sold for just over $623,000. That crushes the previous record of $345,000 for a signed ball, set in 2013. (AP Photo/File)
August 14, 2018 - 2:02 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — How could a baseball artifact possibly top a ball signed by both Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig? How about a ball signed by Babe Ruth, Honus Wagner, Ty Cobb, Cy Young, Tris Speaker, George Sisler, Walter Johnson, Connie Mack, Nap Lajoie, Eddie Collins and Pete Alexander, on the day...
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August 01, 2018 - 7:05 am
Most people who collect sports cards when they are kids usually end up storing them in boxes for years and years. That's where they stay until something prompts the desire to go through them. For a 76-year-old man from New Jersey who asked to be identified only by his first name, John, it was...
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FILE - In this Jan. 1, 2017 file photo, Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay speaks before former general manager Bill Polian is inducted into the team's Ring of Honor during half time of an NFL football game in Indianapolis. The founding document of Alcoholics Anonymous, known to adherents as the "Big Book," has been sold at auction for $2.4 million to Irsay. The auction house Profiles in History says the manuscript with handwritten notes from group's founding fathers, sold to Irsay on Saturday, May 5, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings, File)
May 05, 2018 - 7:04 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The founding document of Alcoholics Anonymous, known to adherents as the "Big Book," sold at auction Saturday for $2.4 million to billionaire and Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay. The auction house Profiles in History announced the sale of the manuscript with handwritten notes...
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