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

Bid Now Before It’s Too Late!

This is your fair warning that the 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. If you truly have interest in winning a lot we encourage you to place your bid(s). This sale may end earlier than you expect.

Thank you to all who participated in another fantastic Grey Flannel auction!

Initial Bids Must Be Placed By 9:00 PM PST 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 PST (Midnight ESTtonight 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.

LOT #1:
1984 Michael Jordan USA Olympic Men’s Basketball Game-Used Red Jersey

Overtime! Over 325 Online Only Lots Now Available

In addition to the 500 lots featured in the printed catalog, our June 21st Auctions also features 325+ lots that are available online-only.

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

Auction Action by Paul Lucas of ESPN & Uni-Watch

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

As you may have noticed, our friends at Grey Flannel Auctions are running another catalog auction. Here are my picks for some of the most interesting items being offered:

LOT #2:
Early 1960s Bill Russell Boston Celtics Player-Worn Home Fleece Warm-Up Jacket

• This 1969 Celtics championship watch (shown at right; click to enlarge) is a real beauty, eh?

• Speaking of the Celtics, I love the gold yellow-outlined lettering on the front of this beautiful Celtics warm-up top.

• Here’s another Celtics item — a 1983 Kevin McHale jersey. The interesting thing here is that they created the lowercase “c” for his McNOB by cutting an uppercase “C” and removing part of the vertical stroke.

• Sorry to be so Celtics-centric, but just one more Boston item: this 2008 jersey, back in the days when they were using the snowflake motif on the NBA logo for games on Christmas Day.

• This 1975-76 Nuggets jersey has something unusual: The NOB was applied on a nameplate, rather than via direct-sewn lettering — uncommon for a pro basketball jersey.

• Whenever I see a red Sonics alternate jersey, it just doesn’t compute. I’ll never think of that as a Sonics color.

• Oh baby, check out the gorgeous crest detailing on this 1955 Maple Leafs jersey.

• Really like the lettering on these New York Giants trophy footballs. The visual style feels more like something from the 1950s or ’60s, not the late 2000s.

• Here’s something interesting: a Saints tearaway jersey. According to the listing, “This is a lightweight cotton tear-away jersey which may have been worn in the preseason necessitated by the excessive heat in New Orleans.” Hmmm. It also describes the numbers and NOB lettering as being “painted on.” Note also that the NOB has a gap running through it. Weird.

• Love love love the chest patch on this old Chicago Cardinals jacket.

• Speaking of NFL jackets, check out this gorgeous Pat Patriot varsity jacket. Tasty!

• Here’s something you don’t often see: a 1970s California Sun uniform from the old WFL.

• You may have seen Ken Griffey Jr. uniforms before, but you probably haven’t seen this one, which he wore for Father-Son Day in Cincinnati when he was about five years old!

• This old Steve Carlton Phillies jersey is Exhibit A for why teams with pinstripes should never use nameplates for their NOBs. I hate how the plate disrupts the pins — grrrrr.

• We all know that Orioles skipper Earl Weaver famously had a little cigarette pocket sewn into the inside of his jerseys. But according to this listing, Frank Robinson also had the inner cig pouch when he coached for the O’s in 1979. I’d never heard that before. Sure enough, you can see the outline of the pouch on his front jersey number.

• Oooh, look at this magnificent California Angels jacket. Love that giant state-halo logo on the back. Really miss that logo.

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

Bidding Is Now Open

Bidding for Grey Flannel Auctions’ highly anticipated Summer Games catalog 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 6/21/2017. Physical catalogs are in the mail and should begin to arrive shortly.

 

 

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