WARNING! Auction Is Winding Down & May Close At Any Time…

Bid Now Before It’s Too Late!

This is your fair warning that our Summer Games auction 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 may be no further notice or warning of the auction closing.

If you truly have interest in winning a lot we encourage you to place your bids now. This sale may end earlier than you expect. Thank you to all who participated in another fantastic Grey Flannel auction.

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

Bidding for Grey Flannel Auctions’ highly anticipated Summer Games catalog closes tonight! Please note that our phone lines and servers tend to get very, very busy as we approach auction close and we recommend not waiting to the last-minute to place your bids.

INITIAL BID(S) REMINDER | Initial bids must be placed prior to 9:00 PM EST tonight 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. For ongoing lots after the close of initial bidding, the 10-minute rule will be put into effect. The 10-minute rule means the auction will not end until there are no bids for the entire auction for a period of 10 minutes. The entire auction will close simultaneously, not one lot at a time.

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Overtime! Over 250 Online Only Lots Now Available

In addition to the 575 lots featured in the printed catalog, our Summer Games Auction also features 265 lots that are available online-only.

These late additions can be viewed in our overtime section by clicking here.

 

Babe Ruth Signed 8" x 10" Type 1 Sepia Photograph
Lot #845: Babe Ruth Signed 8″ x 10″ Type 1 Sepia Photograph

 

Just One Week Remains To Place Your Initial Bids

Grey Flannel’s highly anticipated May 25th Summer Games Auction closes in just one week!

Please note that our phone lines and servers tend to get very busy as we approach auction day and it is recommended that you not wait to the last-minute to place your bids.

Highlights Include: Muhammad Ali’s “The Rumble In The Jungle” trunks, Michael Jordan’s 1992 Men’s Olympic Basketball “Dream Team” jersey, Willie Mays New York Giants flannel and the ultimate Kobe Bryant Game-Used Collection

LOT #4: 1952 Roy Campanella Brooklyn Dodgers Game-Used Home Flannel Jersey
LOT #4: 1952 Roy Campanella Brooklyn Dodgers Game-Used Home Flannel Jersey

Auction Action by Paul Lucas of ESPN & UniWatch

Thanks Paul! To view this post and other fine uniform related discussions head over to Uni-Watch.com

Our friends at Grey Flannel Auctions have another big auction underway. Here are some of the more interesting items:

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Tom Fears Los Angeles Rams Game-Used Suspension Helmet

Here’s something fascinating: This 1957 Willie Mays jersey has smaller, snugger-fitting buttonholes, because, according to the auction house, “Mays preferred a tighter-fitting shirt.” Never seen or heard that before.

• Whoa, check out this full-length Milwaukee Braves satin jacket!

• Nearly two decades on, that inaugural Devil Rays design still sends shivers down my spine.

• This is interesting: We’re all familiar with the star-spangled top hat in the Yankees’ logo, but I don’t think I’ve ever seen that hat used in any other Yankees-related context — until now. That’s Yanks then-manager Bucky Harris in that ad.

• Oooh, you don’t often see one of the Cowboys’ early “star” jerseys. Look closely and you can see that it has a crossover collar seam, which was standard for Cowboys jerseys at that time.

• Remember when the Colts added grey to their color scheme in the early 1980s? You can see that reflected in the sleeve stripes of this coach’s sideline sweater.

• Check out the extra bit of paint on the raised center ridge of this old Rams helmet. Love how they tried to get the full extent of the horns in there, even though the colors don’t match (or maybe they just didn’t fade at the same rate over the years).

• I’ve written several times over the years about the All-American Redheads. Very cool to see one of their beautiful uniforms, complete with shorts and stirrups.

• Everyone knows Ichiro Suzuki has worn his first name as his NOB during his MLB career (except when he played for the Yankees, obviously). But not everyone knows he also wore his first name while playing in Japan. (The full story: While he was in the Japanese minors, he was on a team with two other players named Suzuki. They all wore their first names. Ichiro was the only one to make it to the Japanese majors, where he continued to wear his first name. When he joined the Mariners, he requested and received permission from MLB to keep wearing his first name.)

• Love this: Moses Malone’s high school letterman sweater!

• Oh baby, check out this 1952 warm-up jacket, worn by Tommy Heinsohn, featuring a spectacular chain-stitched chest patch and the always-awesome Butwin label.

• Speaking of chain-stitching, dig this magnificent Syracuse Nationals jersey. The script and numbers are densely chain-stitched, as you can see here.

• And we wrap up with this really nice Celtics shooting shirt. Love that format — Durene fabric, zip-polo collar, horizontal stripe on hem panel. Sweet!

Want to see more? You can browse through the entire auction catalog here.

May 25th Summer Games Auction Is Now Open

Gentlemen, Start Your Engines! Bidding for Grey Flannel Auctions’ highly anticipated Summer Games Auction is officially underway!

As our loyal customers have come to expect, this sale will include a wide array of game-used memorabilia, historical artifacts, screen-worn Hollywood collectibles and rare one-of-a-kind autographs. Auction Ends 5/25/2016. Physical catalogs are in the mail and should begin to arrive shortly.

Highlights Include: Muhammad Ali’s “The Rumble In The Jungle” trunks, Michael Jordan’s 1992 Men’s Olympic Basketball “Dream Team” jersey, Willie Mays New York Giants flannel and the ultimate Kobe Bryant Game-Used Collection

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