February 6th, 2014 “I’ll Knock A Homer For You” Previews

We are nearly at catalog deadline for our February 6th, 2014 “I’ll Knock A Homer For You” Auction and are seeking just a few more Premier consignments before we close the books. Please don’t wait another minute! Contact us today to add your items or collection to this already stellar line-up.

  • Now accepting premier Yankees-related consignments of exceptional quality only (limited space available)
  • Generous cash advances are readily available towards your Premier consignments
  • If you have any questions or you are in need of additional information regarding the consignment process, please contact Michael Russek at (631) 288-7800 x230 or Michael@GreyFlannelAuctions.com
  • Click here to fill out our online consignment submission form
  • Click here to view our eMuseum and see some of the incredible prices realized that we been have generated

If you have ever considered consigning to a Grey Flannel auction, NOW is the time as the prices realized that we have consistently shown our consignors have been nothing short of incredible.

Iconic "I'll Knock A Homer For You" Baseball Presented to "Little" Johnny Sylvester by Babe Ruth & The NY Yankees
Iconic “I’ll Knock A Homer For You” Baseball Presented to “Little” Johnny Sylvester by Babe Ruth & The NY Yankees
October 9th, 1926 Babe Ruth Handwritten & Signed Letter Written to "Little" Johnny Sylvester Before Game 6 of the '26 World Series
October 9th, 1926 Babe Ruth Handwritten & Signed Letter Written to “Little” Johnny Sylvester Before Game 6 of the ’26 World Series
December 16th, 1926 Babe Ruth Handwritten & Signed Letter Written to "Little" Johnny Sylvester After His Historic Bedside Hospitall Visit
December 16th, 1926 Babe Ruth Handwritten & Signed Letter Written to “Little” Johnny Sylvester After His Historic Bedside Visit
1926 "Big" Bill Tilden Tennis U.S. Open (National Championships) Tournament-Used Racquet & Hand-Written Signed Letter Presented to "Little" Johnny Sylvester
1926 “Big” Bill Tilden Tennis U.S. Open (National Championships) Tournament-Used Racquet & Hand-Written Letters Presented to “Little” Johnny Sylvester
Harold Edward "Red" Grange Signed Football & TLS Presented to "Little" Johnny Sylvester
Harold Edward “Red” Grange Football & TLS Presented to “Little” Johnny Sylvester
Circa 1920 Frank "Homerun" Baker NY Yankees Game-Used Road Flannel Jersey
Frank “Home Run” Baker NY Yankees Game-Used Road Flannel Jersey
Extraordinary 1934 Henry Louis Gehrig Hand Signed Bank Note
Extraordinary 1934 Henry Louis Gehrig Hand Signed Bank Note
Exceptional 1945 Babe Ruth Double-Signed Personal Check
Exceptional 1945 Babe Ruth Double-Signed Personal Check
High Grade Babe Ruth Single Signed Official American League Baseball
High Grade Babe Ruth Single Signed Official American League Baseball
Mint 1999 New York Yankees World Championship Ring with Original Presentation Box
Mint 1999 New York Yankees World Championship Ring with Original Presentation Box
1927 New York Yankees "Murderers' Row" Team Signed Official American League Baseball
1927 New York Yankees “Murderers’ Row” Team Signed Official American League Baseball
Historically Important NY Yankees Official American League Baseball Autographed By Babe Ruth, Miller Huggins & Jacob Ruppert
Historically Important NY Yankees Official American League Baseball Autographed By Babe Ruth, Miller Huggins & Jacob Ruppert
1947 Bill Bevens NY Yankees World Championship Players Ring
1947 Bill Bevens NY Yankees World Championship Players Ring
1957 Bob Turley New York Yankees AL Championship Players Ring
1957 Bob Turley New York Yankees AL Championship Players Ring

The “Little” Johnny Sylvester Collection

Grey Flannel announces February auction of historical ‘Little’ Johnny Sylvester collection, including most talked-about Babe Ruth-signed baseball of all time.

GF_AucSC_RuthBall_Blog

Family–held 1926 archive documents fabled event in which Babe Ruth promised gravely ill child ‘I’ll Knock A Homer For You’

Grey Flannel Auctions is proud to announce that we have been commissioned to sell the “Little” Johnny Sylvester collection, a unique family-owned archive related to one of the most famous stories in baseball history. Sylvester was a gravely ill 11-year-old boy who rallied after receiving a baseball signed by Babe Ruth together with a promise from the Yankee slugger to “knock a homer” for him.

The Internet, phone and absentee auction featuring the Sylvester collection will open for online bidding at www.greyflannelauctions.com on January 20 and conclude on February 6, 2014, the day that would have been Babe Ruth’s 119th birthday.

The collection’s centerpiece is the most talked-about baseball of all time, the “I’ll Knock A Homer For You” baseball that Ruth and the Yankees sent to Sylvester. Ruth and five other Yankees autographed the baseball. Ruth’s immortal promise – “I’ll Knock A Homer For You” – appears on one panel, and an inscription from the Yankees appears on another.

Shortly before October 6, 1926, Babe Ruth and the Yankees sent the signed and inscribed baseball to Little Johnny, who was hospitalized near his home in Essex Falls, New Jersey. The youngster had been seriously injured in the summer of 1926 after falling off a horse and being accidentally kicked in the head by his mount. Learning of the incident and Sylvester’s devotion to the Yankees, the team sent Sylvester the ball from St. Louis, where they were playing the Cardinals in the 1926 World Series.

Ruth promised to hit a home run for Little Johnny and, amazingly enough, he hit not one, but three homers in Game 4 of the Series. It was the first time Ruth had ever belted three in a game, and in so doing, he became first player to do so in a World Series.

The young patient’s spirits were lifted, and three days later (Game 6) Ruth sent a hand-written letter stating that he would try to hit another homer for little Johnny, “maybe two.” Ruth hit his fourth home run of the series in Game 7. The day after Game 7, October 11, 1926, Ruth personally visited Sylvester in Essex Falls. On December 16, 1926, Ruth penned another letter to the boy, inquiring about his recovery and inviting him to Yankee Stadium in 1927 “to help win another pennant.”

A public display of this famous collection of American history will be held 12 noon to 5 p.m. from Jan. 22-26 and Jan. 29-Feb. 2 (closed on public holidays) at the Yogi Berra Museum & Learning Center, 8 Quarry Rd., Little Falls, New Jersey (20 miles from New York City via I-80). Details will be announced soon regarding a press conference at the museum with John Sylvester Jr.

The February 6 auction will include many other rare and important New York Yankees items. Grey Flannel is seeking additional Yankees-related consignments of exceptional quality for the sale. For additional information on consigning to, or bidding in the auction, contact Grey Flannel by calling 631-288-7800 or emailing info@greyflannelauctions.com. View detailed images online of the Babe Ruth ball and all other Sylvester archive items at www.greyflannelauctions.com, starting Wednesday, Dec. 18.

Jordan’s “Flu Game” Sneakers Realize Over $104K In Grey Flannel’s Holiday Auction

More than 7,455 bids were placed on over 900 lots of premium-quality professional and collegiate sports memorabilia in our December 11 Holiday Auction, including the auction-topping and record-setting $104,765 bid to secure Michael Jordan’s “Flu Game” Sneakers from Game 5 of the 1997 NBA Finals.

The complete uniform and cleats worn by Brett Favre when he broke the NFL’s all-time touchdown record realized a total of $29,544.

Sam Byrd’s 1932 New York Yankees World Championship ring realized $65,048.

The fully illustrated online catalog for the December 11 sale, complete with prices realized, can be viewed on our website at http://www.GreyFlannelAuctions.com. For information on consigning to a future Grey Flannel sports memorabilia auction, call 631-288-7800, ext. 230; or email info@greyflannelauctions.com.

Blog_RHmj
Sold For: $104,765
Blog_RHFavre
Sold For $29,544
Blog_RH32ring
Sold For: $65,048

Fair Warning! The Auction Is Winding Down And May Close At Anytime

We Are Now In The Extended Bidding Portion Of The Auction And May Close At Anytime…

This is your fair warning that our December 11th, Holiday Catalog is winding down and may close at any time without notice. If you have been waiting until the last minute to get your final bids in, now is the time. There will be no further notice or warning of auction close.

Thank you to all who participated in another fantastic Grey Flannel Auctions sale.

Launch Auction

Initial Bids Must Be Placed By 9:00 PM EST Tonight

Today Is Auction Day. Don’t Get Shut Out – Put Your Initial Bids In Now 

The bidding continues in Grey Flannel Auctions’ highly anticipated December 11th Holiday Catalog. Don’t risk getting shut out! Initial bids must be placed today before our 9:00 PM EST Extended Bidding period cut-off. Once in Extended Bidding, bidding on each lot will be limited to only those bidders who have previously placed their initial bids on that specific lot.

Please note that our phone lines and servers tend to get very, very busy on auction day and we recommend not waiting to the last minute to place your bids. 

Launch Auction

Don’t Get Shut Out | Put Your Initial Bids In Today

Less than 48 hours remain to place your initial bids. Auction ends tomorrow. 

The bidding continues in Grey Flannel Auctions’ highly anticipated December 11th Holiday Catalog. Don’t risk getting shut out! Put your initial bids in today as tomorrow is the final day of the auction and our phone lines and server tend to get very, very busy.

INITIAL BIDS REMINDER | Please remember that initial bids must be placed prior to 9:00 PM EST on Wednesday, December 11, 2013 if you wish to participate in the extended bidding portion of our auction. Once in Extended Bidding, bidding on each lot will be limited to only those bidders who have previously placed their initial bids on that specific lot.

December 11th Holiday Catalog
December 11th Holiday Catalog

There Is Now Less Than One Week Remaining To Place Your Initial Bids

Less than one week remains to place your initial bids in Grey Flannel Auctions’ highly anticipated December 11th Holiday Catalog.

INITIAL BIDS REMINDER | Please remember that initial bids must be placed prior to 9:00 PM EST on Wednesday, December 11, 2013 if you wish to participate in the extended bidding portion of our auction. Once in Extended Bidding, bidding on each lot will be limited to only those bidders who have previously placed their initial bids on that specific lot.

Blog_RHpackers Blog_RHmj Blog_RHbpxing Blog_RHFavre Blog_RH32ring

“Flu Game” Sneakers Currently at $59,628 with 75,000 Hits and Counting

Unprecedented media coverage of Grey Flannel Auctions’ December 11th Holiday Catalog. 

LOT #538: 6/11/1997 Michael Jordan Chicago Bulls Game 5 of the ’97 NBA Finals “Flu Game” Game-Used & Autographed Sneakers

MJsneakerseBlast

  • Current Bid: $59,628.00
  • Number of Bids: 11
  • Page Views: 75,000+
  • View Listing

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Get your consignments the attention they deserve with Grey Flannel Auctions: 

  1. Sports Illustrated
  2. ESPN
  3. FOX Sports
  4. CBS Sports
  5. USA TODAY
  6. Deadspin
  7. NBC Sports
  8. Bleacher Report
  9. SLAM Magazine
  10. and many, many more…

Blog at WordPress.com.

Up ↑

%d bloggers like this: