Oct. 5th Scottsdale Appraisal & Authentication Fair

Come find out “What’s it worth?”… Hosted by Grey Flannel Auctions & James Spence Authentication!

Saturday, October 5th

10:00am – 4:00pm | Walk-Ins Welcome

16411 N 90th St, Suite #107, Scottsdale, AZ 85260

Have your autographs authenticated without having to mail them off by James Spence Authentications.

Grey Flannel will be buying outright and paying cash for all qualified material.

Experienced specialists in all areas of Sports Collectibles will he on-hand including:

  • Game-Used/Game-Worn Jerseys, Bats & Equipment
  • Vintage Sports & Historical Autographs
  • Championship Jewelry, Trophies & Awards
  • Entertainment, Rock n’ Roll, Political, Americana & Historical Memorabilia

What’s My Memorabilia Worth?

We are pleased to now offer free verbal non-binding appraisals on your treasured collectibles.

Our Appraisals Services Department will get you the necessary information you need whether it be pre-sale auction estimates, estate planning or just plain curiosity.

We have assembled a superb team of experienced specialists in all areas of Sports Collectibles including:

  • Game-Used/Game-Worn Jerseys & Equipment
  • Sports & Historical Autographs
  • Championship Jewelry, Trophies & Awards
  • Pre-1960′s Sports Cards
  • Entertainment, Rock n’ Roll, Political, Americana & Historical Memorabilia

We offer complimentary initial assessments of individual items, collections, and estates to assist in determining the extent of the required appraisal service.

Contact us today and a member of our staff will get back to you within 24 hours:

         Phone: (631) 288-7800 ext. 3

         Email:   Info@GreyFlannelAuctions.com 

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Ali – Mary Jo Kopechne / Kennedy Letter

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Muhammad Ali Handwritten & Dual-Signed Letter With Controversial Chappaquiddick Incident & Kennedy Content

In 1969, Senator Ted Kennedy careened a car off a bridge, killing passenger Mary Jo Kopechne. Kennedy was impacted both personally and politically as the story of the night’s events remain unclear today. The story gathered national headlines and the controversial matter captivated some of the country’s biggest stars. Following the tragic event, the iconic Muhammad Ali personally reached out to the Kopechne family to offer not only his condolences, but also his personal thoughts regarding the story. Offered is Ali’s handwritten letter to the Kopechne family that details his distaste with the Kennedy’s and the totality of the events that occurred. Ali signed the bottom of the letter as both Muhammad Ali and Cassius Clay. An incredibly rare insight into the thoughts of one of the greatest athletes regarding a controversial event.

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

Our friends at Grey Flannel Auctions are running another catalog auction, which means it’s time for me to showcase some of the most interesting items they’re selling. Here we go:

• I always like leagues that deviate from the standard black/white zebra-striped officiating uniforms. The World Football League’s blue/gold jerseys (shown at right, click to enlarge) are a prime example. Bid on it here.

• Love love love the striped collar on this 1891 (!) Cy Young baseball card. Scroll over the thumbnail to get the full effect.

• With Willie McCovey’s recent death, a bunch of his memorabilia is now up for auction. McCovey was left-handed, so it seems odd that this trophy for his 500th home run shows a right-handed batter figurine (and a righty glove to boot).

• Speaking of McCovey, I really like this 1971 All-Star Game platter. Never seen that type of item before!

• One last McCovey entry: The Giants usually styled his NOB with a raised “c,” as seen here and here, but this one has a base-aligned “c.”

• I never really noticed before how the Astros’ 1972 road jerseys had matching radially arched chest lettering and NOBs, while the ’73 design had matching vertically arched chest lettering and NOBs.

• This 1980 Reds jacket design, with the team logo down toward the bottom, is one of the oddest jacket formats I’ve ever seen.

• Speaking of jackets, check out this 1967 Earl Monroe College Division championship beauty.

• Oh baby, it doesn’t get much better than this century-old Yankees dugout sweater!

• It’s rare enough for a MLB team to have TV numbers on one sleeve. But in 1979 and ’80, the Cardinals had them on both sleeves!

• Attention, Brinke Guthrie! We don’t often see tennis gear come up for auction, but here’s a 1991 autographed Jimmy Connors warm-up top.

• I love everything about the lettering styles on this mid-1970s 76ers warm-up jacket.

Want to see more? You can click through all of the auction listings — more than 500 of them — here.

Overtime! 450+ Lots Just Posted

In addition to the 563 lots highlighted in the printed catalog, our July 17th auction also features 450+ lots that are available online-only.

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

Just Added

Willie McCovey Player Collection

Previews for this sale will be online Monday. Physical catalogs are currently at the printer and will begin to mail late next week.

Few players have ever bonded with a franchise like Willie McCovey did with the Giants. A former Rookie of the Year and MVP Award winner, McCovey finished his career with 521 home runs, 1,555 RBI, and a .270 batting average. He was elected to the Hall of Fame in 1986, his first year of eligibility. Grey Flannel is proud to offer select artifacts from his storied career.

Catalog Deadline Quickly Approaching

Inquire today about a free non-binding auction estimate + advanced catalog placement

Deadline Fast Approaching

Generous cash advances are readily available towards your Premier Consignments and collections. If you have ever considered consigning to a Grey Flannel auction NOW is the time, as the prices realized we have consistently shown our consignors has been nothing short of incredible!

Whether you have an extensive collection or just an odd rare keepsake, we welcome your inquiry and look forward to helping you receive the most for your collectibles.

We have assembled a superb team of experienced specialists in all areas of Sports Collectibles including:

  • Game-Used/Game-Worn Jerseys, Bats & Equipment
  • Vintage Sports & Historical Autographs
  • Championship Jewelry, Trophies & Awards
  • Pre-1970s Sports Cards 
  • Entertainment, Rock n’ Roll, Political, Americana & Historical Memorabilia

 

1953 “Easy” Ed Macauley Game-Used & Autographed NBA All-Star Jersey

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