New Sports Memorabilia Auction Wraps Up First Month with Two Successful Auctions

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Sig Auctions debuts strong out of the gate with their first general sports auction and exclusive Topps baseball card auction.

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We’re thrilled with the sheer number of new and existing bidders as well as the overall volume of bids during these first two auctions and look forward to providing our bidders the highest quality auction experience available.

Making an impressive statement during their first two auctions of their launch month, amassed nearly 10,000 bids from over 700 bidders nationwide.

Sig Auctions’ first auction was comprised of some of the most sought after pieces of baseball, football and other sports memorabilia, including several historical pieces of relevancy. Some of the highlights of the first auction included:

  •     A Babe Ruth and Hank Aaron signed baseball
  •     1947 World Series Team Signed New York Yankees and Brooklyn Dodgers Baseball Incl. Jackie Robinson - Signed During the 1947 World Series
  •     1926 New York Football Giants Sterling Silver Season Pass Presented to Sportswriter Walter Trumbull
  •     Napoleon Bonaparte 1803 Signed Military Appointment Document Display
  •     Prince Charles and Princess Diana Signed and Framed Photograph
  •     Jeff Prager personal collection of NY Giants memorabilia

Wrapping up the company’s first run was a follow-up auction which featured the rare opportunity to own one of every complete set of Topps Baseball Cards from 1952 to 1975.

A staple within the sports collecting, autograph and memorabilia industries, Bobby Poll, owner of Sig Auctions has exceeded expectations with his initial entry into the online sports memorabilia auction world. “We’re thrilled with the sheer number of new and existing bidders as well as the overall volume of bids during these first two auctions and look forward to providing our bidders the highest quality auction experience available.”

Sig Auctions prides itself on offering some of the lowest fees for buyers and sellers in the business while also offering a full menu of appraisal and insurance services.

About : offers a wide selection of quality autographs and memorabilia available on the market. Our unique understanding and knowledge of autographs and collectibles spans all genres - Sports, Entertainment, Presidential, and Historical autographs & collectible memorabilia. Our Staff has a collective knowledge and experience of 50+ years in the industry. Our knowledge coupled with our extensive list of loyal clientele worldwide, excellent referrals, and our willingness to go the extra mile promoting your collectibles will hopefully allow us the ability to work together to further maximize your return.

Bobby Poll - Owner With more than 20 years in the hobby, Bobby Poll is a name to know when it comes to buying or selling sports memorabilia, autographs, and trading cards.
It all started innocently enough with a few packs of cards. Poll was selling his duplicates at local swap meets at the age of 11 and moved on to mall card shows by age 14. With the emergence of eBay, Poll shifted his operation to cyberspace, becoming an eBay member in 1998. Since then, he has listed more than 1,000,000 items and amassed an eBay feedback total surpassing 49,000!

In 2001, Poll, who holds a degree in finance from Northern Arizona University, began shifting his focus from modern sports cards to the world of autograph collecting and founded the Phoenix-based business Autograph Reference. As an authorized James Spence Authentication (JSA) dealer, Autograph Reference provides an array of collectibles and authentically signed material. Poll operates Autograph Reference with the goals of being respectful to the hobby while offering quality items that will add value to a customer’s collection.

Bobby isn’t in the hobby just for financial gain. He has also made it his goal to educate novice (and veteran) collectors via three books, including 2010’s "Signature Study of Baseball Hall of Famers," a 600-page tome considered by many to be the most comprehensive signature guide; and 2012’s "50 Most Forged Sports Autographs," a 344-page guide aimed at assisting collectors from being duped.

July of 2015 will mark a new chapter in Poll’s career with the launch of his latest venture, "I've been an active buyer and seller with many auction houses across the country, so I know both sides of the business," Poll added. It’s those many years of interacting with auction houses that has driven him to create an auction house that is both bidder friendly and allows consignors to achieve maximum sales results. He hopes you will all join him on this exciting new venture and looks forward to serving the collecting community.

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