Grey Flannel Auctions

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

About Auction House

Grey Flannel Auctions (GFA) was founded in 1989 by Hobby pioneer Richard Russek as a direct to collector marketplace specializing in high end game-used jerseys and vintage Hall of Fame autographs. Now managed by Michael Russek, Richard's son, GFA quickly transitioned into one of the industry's best authenticators and dealers of high profile sports memorabilia. To date, GFA has held 52 elite catalog auctions satisfying collector needs of every kind with one-of-a-kind pieces; realizing record prices and private sales in excess of $75m.

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  • Auction Industry, Press Release
    Jordan Chicago Bulls rookie shoes, Stan Musial World Series road uniform, Johnny Bench jersey lead formidable lineup in Grey Flannel’s June 26 Summer Games Auction

    Also featured: Mike Trout 2015 game-worn LA Angels jersey photo-matched to 9 home runs, 42 total hits; 1970 Johnny Bench game-worn home jersey with Reds Executive LOA 1984-85 Michael Jordan Chicago Bulls rookie game-used and dual-autographed Jordan 1 shoes gifted by MJ to his favorite UNC photographer Robert Crawford in locker room after Bulls/Pacers game. Full JSA LOA and LOA from photographer. SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – More than 950 generously illustrated, premium-quality sports memorabilia lots are now available to peruse and bid on in Grey Flannel’s Summer Games Auction. All major sports are represented, with an emphasis on provenance, authenticity and rarity throughout. Online bidding has begun and will continue through June 26. The sale opens with an unimprovable pair of 1984-85 Michael Jordan rookie game-used and autographed shoes that were gifted by Jordan to his favorite college photographer, Robert Crawford. Jordan had known Crawford from the basketball phenom’s days on the hardcourt at the University of North Carolina. After he was drafted by the Bulls and left UNC, Jordan was thrilled to reunite with Crawford on the road following a game against the Indiana Pacers. “That's where Jordan took the iconic 'Chicago' colorway shoes right off his feet and gave them to Crawford,” said Grey Flannel Director of Operations Michael Russek. “The shoes are accompanied by a letter of authenticity from Robert Crawford, attesting to their history.” With weeks of bidding still ahead, the sneakers have already been bid to $117,900. Offered as Lot #301 is Hall of Famer Stan "The Man" Musial’s 1943 World Series game-used and photo-matched road uniform from his National League MVP season. Musial won his first of three MVP awards in the ‘43 season, batting .357 with 48 doubles, 20 triples and overall 220 hits in just his second full season. A LOA confirms the uniform’s authenticity. The current bid is $88,000. Lot #159 is an autographed, game-used and photo-matched jersey that running back Barry Sanders wore during his unforgettable 225-yard and two-touchdown performance on October 14, 1990 against the Kansas City Chiefs. Perhaps the most electrifying football star of the 1990s, Sanders finished…

  • Auction Industry
    Grey Flannel presents elite game-used sports memorabilia in stellar winter auction closing January 20

    2009 Kobe Bryant Los Angeles Lakers NBA Finals game-used road jersey, Championship & Finals MVP season. Photo-matched, NBA LOA. Photo: Courtesy Grey Flannel Auctions. SCOTTSDALE, ARIZ.- More than 850 generously illustrated, premium-quality lots of major league sports memorabilia featured in Grey Flannel’s January 20, 2021 auction are now available to peruse and bid on at Throughout the selection, the emphasis is on provenance, authenticity and rarity. Auction Lot #1 is the late Hall of Famer Kobe Bryant’s 2009 NBA Finals game-worn jersey. In that series, Bryant and the Los Angeles Lakers defeated the Orlando Magic in five games, with Bryant capturing his first Finals MVP award. Bryant wore this road jersey on June 9, 2009 in Game 3, scoring 31 points while adding eight assists and three rebounds. The jersey has been authenticated by and comes with a letter of authenticity from the NBA. A rare offering from one of the NBA’s all-time greats, Lot 1 has a current bid of $74,022. Michael Russek, Grey Flannel Auctions’ Director of Operations, commented: "This is the most historically significant Kobe uniform to hit the market since his unfortunate passing. Hobby-fresh and photo-matched, this jersey is likely to set an industry record. We are excited to see how the market will react to a piece of this magnitude.” Offered as Lot #10, a Chicago Bulls jersey was worn by the legendary Michael Jordan from his now famous “Last Dance” season in which he was honored as regular season and NBA Finals MVP. The jersey comes with pristine provenance and is accompanied by extensive documentation including a Chicago Bulls LOA along with the tent card and entry ticket to the FestaBulls fundraiser where the jersey was originally sold. A LOA confirms the match to a 105-97 victory against Reggie Miller and the Indiana Pacers which improved their season record to 39-15. Jordan led the way for the Bulls, scoring 27 points while adding 6 assists and 4 rebounds. Lot #10 has a current bid of $108,378. Lot #229 features what is likely the last flannel uniform worn by arguably the greatest player in…

  • Auction Industry
    Grey Flannel to auction earliest authenticated Joe Namath rookie jersey ever to be offered publicly

    1965 Joe Namath AFL New York Jets game-used Durene rookie jersey, multiple photo-matches and graded 10. LOA from family of former NY Jets equipment manager Herb Norman. SCOTTSDALE, ARIZ.- For more than 50 years, former professional sports equipment manager Herb Norman carefully stored away cherished mementos acquired while working for the New York Mets and Jets, including legendary quarterback Joe Namath's 1965 rookie jersey. Norman’s career highlights include serving as the equipment manager for both the 1973 Mets World Series team and the 1969 Jets Super Bowl III team, which Namath led to an unforgettable 16-7 upset victory over the heavily favored Baltimore Colts. Recently the Norman family entrusted Grey Flannel Auctions to handle their prized collection, which headlines a July 22 online auction packed with scrupulously authenticated and provenance-backed treasures from all major sports. More than 750 generously illustrated, premium-quality lots are now available to peruse and bid on at The Namath jersey was gifted to Herb Norman’s son by the Hall of Famer himself. Emblazoned “NAMATH” and “12,” the distinctive green-and-white jersey has been authenticated by and is the earliest known example of a Namath rookie jersey ever to appear in a public sale. "The Namath jersey is one of the most historically significant football pieces to ever hit the market,” said Michael Russek, Grey Flannel Auctions’ Director of Operations. “It’s hobby-fresh and photo-matched to multiple games from Namath’s rookie campaign. We’re excited to see how the market reacts to a piece of this magnitude and believe it’s likely to set an industry record.” Graded a perfect 10, its current bid stands at $23,582. The family archive also includes a 1969 New York Jets Super Bowl III Championship ring and 1973 New York Mets National League Championship ring. The auction of 750+ lots will open with a hoops classic: the only known 1954-55 Syracuse Nationals Championship jacket worn by 12-time All-Star and Hall of Famer Dolph Schayes. The jacket is a unique and special offering that has been sourced directly from the Schayes family. Accompanied by a Schayes family LOA, its present high bid is $7,321. Lot 7…