Sports Memorabilia Auction House Features Babe Ruth-Signed Collectibles in Latest Auction

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Sig Auctions launched its latest auction earlier this month which features several signed items from baseball legend, Babe Ruth.

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Sig Auctions’ latest collection, the Rockville Collection, went live earlier this month with highlighted items including a Babe Ruth single-signed baseball and Donahue’s restaurant menu.

The Rockville Collection of Signed and Unsigned Celebrity, Historical and Sports Memorabilia features over 2,500 lots, with memorabilia signed by historical figures including Babe Ruth, Albert Einstein, Frank Sinatra Neil Armstrong and Winston Churchill.

Currently, the signed Babe Ruth baseball is the item with the highest bid at $2,363 and it is the item with the second most bids in the auction. The Babe Ruth-signed Donahue’s menu currently has the most bids and has the second highest bid at $1,183.

The ball is a Spalding Official Association red and blue stitched ball signed across the sweet spot in black fountain pen and is in great condition with only mild toning in some areas. The menu, also signed by Babe Ruth in fountain pen, exhibits handling wear and tear with a vertical crease down the middle.

Historically, Babe Ruth-signed items have made quite a name for themselves in the auctioning world with Babe Ruth’s 1920’s Yankee jersey, one of the first ever worn, selling for $4.4 million in 2012. The jersey currently holds the record for most expensive sports memorabilia item in history.

The auction ends December 1st with the 30-minute rule beginning at 9 p.m. EST.

Collectors interested in browsing the entire collection and others can visit to view the entire selection of memorabilia or to learn more about consigning and other services Signature Auctions offers.

Bidders who wish to preview this month’s auction and be alerted regarding other auctions can register here:

ABOUT SIGAUCTIONS.COM: 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.


Christine Holtz
Phoenix Marketing Associates

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