Sports Card Auctions to Help Sandy Victims
When natural disasters like Hurricane Sandy come around, it strikes me just how trivial our hobbies are. Not just card-collecting, but all the little things that take up our mind share and income. When thousands of people are without electricity, water, and food, complaining about your hobby box seems really dumb.
But our hobby can be used for good. There are so many wonderful collectors out there whose collective generosity never ceases to amaze me. There is one amazing collector (Haiku) on the BlowoutCards forums who is constantly giving away amazing cards just because it makes people smile. On the Beckett forums there are countless threads from people who have received freebies from other members “just because.”
The article below struck the same chord with me. This auction company is owned by collectors. And when these collectors (the owner is from NJ) witnessed the devastation left from Hurricane Sandy, they decided to contribute memorabilia from their personal collections towards Hurricane relief. That’s right, 100% of all sales from these items will go to Hurricane relief. Please take a minute to read the press release below, then click any of the images to go to the website and bid for the cause!
GOLDIN AUCTIONS ADDS 15 “HURRICANE RELIEF LOTS” TO FALL 2012 AUCTION TO BENEFIT THE AMERICAN RED CROSS FOR DISASTER RELIEF
WEST BERLIN, NJ – Nov. 6, 2012 -Sports memorabilia impresario and New Jersey native Ken Goldin is giving collectors the chance to purchase some unique collectibles from Babe Ruth, Joe DiMaggio, Mickey Mantle, Ty Cobb, Barry Bonds, Stan Musial and more, and at the same time help those impacted by Hurricane Sandy. Goldin Auctions has added 15 “Hurricane Relief Lots” to its Fall 2012 Auction with 100% of the sales from these items, including the 10% buyer’s premium, being donated to the American Red Cross for Disaster Relief. Collectors can bid upon these items at www.GoldinAuctions.com by clicking on the category Hurricane Relief.
“The fact that our company’s first auction is underway during the biggest natural disaster to ever hit my home state of New Jersey, made it obvious to us that we should use the auction to help these people in need,” said Mr. Goldin. “I would like to thank PSA/DNA for donating the authentication services for these lots, and hope collectors all across America will be generous in their bids to help raise as much as possible to support the critical work of the American Red Cross Disaster Relief.”
The 15 Goldin Auctions Hurricane Relief Lots (#698-712) include:
—–1909 T-206 Ty Cobb Portrait Red Background (PSA 2) Baseball Card
—–1926 W512 Babe Ruth PSA Authentic Baseball Card
—–1939 Play Ball #26 Joe DiMaggio Card (PSA VG3)
—–Uncut sheet of 30 Mickey Mantle Insert Cards from ’97 Mantle Shoe Box Collection
—–Barry Bonds Autographed Bat
—–Stan Musial 3-Time MVP Signed and Inscribed Bat
—–Yogi Berra Autographed Baseball (PSA/DNA 10)
—–Joe DiMaggio Signed & Notarized Framed Stat Sheet with Photo
—–50 Signature 16″x20″ Red Sox Tribute to Ted Williams
—–16″x20″ Don Larson/Yogi Berra Signed Perfect Game Photo
—–16″x20″ Cy Young Award Winner Photo Signed by 26 Former Winners
—–16″x20″ Autographed NY Mets Photo Signed by 50 Former Mets
—–8″x10″ 300 Win Club Photo Signed by 8 Members of the 300-Win Club
—–16″x20″ Julius Erving Signed and Framed Photo (#1 in Edition)
—–J.J. Redick 2006 Player of the Year Autographed Stretched Canvas
The auction, which is headlined by the original Pete Rose Banishment Document issued by the Office of the Commission of Baseball on August 23, 1989, includes 640 lots rare and unique sports, history and pop culture memorabilia for sale. The auction began on Oct. 15 and concludes on Nov. 17, 2012 at www.GoldinAuctions.com.
Goldin Auctions (@GoldinAuctions) has been launched with the goal of best serving collectors and consignors and holding itself to the highest standards in the industry. Some of the policies that make Goldin Auctions different include: an industry low 10% buyers’ premium; all autographed items accompanied by an LOA from first party authenticators (such as MLB), PSA/DNA or JSA; game worn items accompanied by a team, player or MEARS/PSA/DNA or other full LOA; the assurance to collectors and consignors that they can bid with confidence that their proxy/ceiling bid remains confidential as Goldin Auctions has disabled that feature of the auction software – a practice not followed by many other online auction houses. The auction is scheduled to close on Nov. 17 at 10 pm ET but will follow the “15-minute rule” (meaning items will close once no bids have been received for 15-minutes).
About the American Red Cross
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation’s blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org or join our blog at http://blog.redcross.org.
About Goldin Auctions
Sports memorabilia impresario Ken Goldin has sold more than $600 million in memorabilia from many of the biggest names in sports, history and pop culture and was the pioneer of using the medium of television to sell sports memorabilia. With the launch of Goldin Auctions, a Nevada LLC with a fulfillment center in West Berlin, NJ, he continues to break new ground and offer collectors the best in memorabilia. Goldin Auctions features only a 10% buyers’ premium, one of the lowest rates in the industry. All autographed items come with LOA from first party authenticators or PSA/DNA or JSA. All game worn items come with team, player or MEARS/PSA/DNA full LOA or additional LOA. In addition to Ken Goldin, Goldin Auctions features a team of world-class memorabilia experts. For more information, visit www.goldinauctions.com.