Toys For Boys (Mostly!) – Sports & Rock ‘n’ Roll Memorabilia Come Play At Turner Auctions + Appraisals

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Over 130 Lots Go Up for Bid on Sunday, November 22

Autographed "Legends of Sports"
Autographed “Legends of Sports”

SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, CA, November 10, 2020 – Turner Auctions + Appraisals is pleased to present Sports & Rock ‘n’ Roll Memorabilia on Sunday, November 22, 2020. Featuring over 135 lots from an avid San Francisco Bay Area collector and fan, the auction offers an intriguing range of items, most of them autographed by sports stars or famed musicians. 

Paul McCartney signed guitar
Paul McCartney signed guitar

The sports memorabilia include items from baseball, basketball, football, boxing and hockey. Among the baseball lots are signed bats, jerseys and cards from the World Series Champion San Francisco Giants in 2014, 2012 and 2010; signed baseballs by Ozzie Smith and Hank Aaron; bats signed by the San Francisco Giants team and Buster Posey; photos signed by Frank Thomas; and other images. Basketball offerings include an NBA Golden State Warriors basketball covered in Swarovski crystals; balls signed by Shaquille O’Neal, Jason Kidd and the 1992 U.S. Olympic Dream Team; and signed photos of Magic Johnson, Joe Smith, and Larry Johnson. 

For boxing fans, there are autographed boxing gloves, including by Manny Pacquiao, Oscar de la Hoya, Mike Tyson, Ricky Hatton, Robert Duran, Joe Frazier, and Marco Antonio Barrera; plus several souvenir boxing gloves. Among the football offerings are helmets (full size, mini or replica) signed by Bo Jackson, Brett Favre, Peyton Manning, Dick Butkus, Emmitt Smith, Barry Sanders, Andrew Luck, and a few teams; several signed footballs and jerseys; and numerous framed photos and/or sports cards of celebrated players and teams, many signed. A highlight is the autographed “Legends of Sports” framed Gold Edition, featuring signatures of Michael Jordan, Tiger Woods, and Mohammed Ali. Signed hockey sticks by Wayne Gretzky and Gordie Howe round the sports collectibles.

Rock ‘n’ roll memorabilia include signed album covers, most framed, by Metallica; Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young; Pearl Jam; Jethro Tull; Bad Co; Staind; Alice in Chains; U2; and Lynyrd Skynyrd. Among the many signed and framed guitars are ones from Paul McCartney, U2, Kiss, Guns ‘n’ Roses, Slash, Rush, Jimmy Page, Nickelback, Metallica, Seether, Stone Temple Pilots, ZZ Top, Pearl Jam, AC/DC, Aerosmith, Def Leppard, The Who, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Green Day, The Black Crows, and Chickenfoot. There are also several signed posters and framed posters, including for the “Batman” movie, Acoustic 4 A Cure, Staind and Sammy Hagar. Limited edition collectibles of John Lennon and Slash complete the auction.

Turner Auctions + Appraisals begins its online auction on Sunday, November 22, 2020, at 10:30 am PST; sale items are available for preview and bidding now. The auction is featured live on multiple platforms:  LiveAuctioneers, Invaluable, Bidsquare, iCollector, and Turner Auctions + Appraisals’ free mobile app, which can be downloaded from the App Store or Google Apps (“Turner Auctions”). All are easily accessed through ‘Upcoming Auctions’ at the company’s website:  www.turnerauctionsonline.com/upcoming-auctions/.

Amassed over 40+ years, these sports and rock ‘n’ roll memorabilia were acquired by an avid collector from San Francisco’s East Bay. Known and beloved by family and friends as “Uncle Mike,” he was “generous and charismatic, loved to spread joy, and lived life to the fullest,” said his niece. Starting as a youth, he collected thousands of sports cards, progressing to a vast collection of sports and rock ‘n’ roll items as his tastes and purchasing power changed. 

A star high school athlete in football who had thoughts of turning pro, he was an enthusiastic fan of many sports – football, baseball, boxing, and more – and had season tickets to many events. Uncle Mike was also passionate about music, attending over 1000 concerts, often taking family or friends. He met numerous artists and groups, including Velvet Revolver, Guns ‘n’ Roses, and Stone Temple Pilots. 

Over the years, countless weekends were spent in Las Vegas attending the sporting or rock ‘n’ roll events he loved. There he acquired many items, both from a dealer and other collectors. 

Uncle Mike was serious about preserving his prized possessions: almost all are cased or framed. His collection was proudly showcased throughout his home, with one entire room dedicated to these collectibles. Now, as his estate is settled, other collectors have the opportunity to enjoy the fruits of Uncle Mike’s long and ardent passion acquiring one-of-a-kind sports and rock ‘n’ roll memorabilia.

Here are some highlights of the upcoming sale (see details in the online catalog):  

Lot 14:  NBA Golden State Warriors Basketball made with Swarovski Crystals, with display case and metal case.  H: 11.5 inches. W: 13 inches. Depth: 13 inches. Estimate $2,000 – $4,000. (Photo, 

Lot 4:  Framed San Francisco Giants 2012 World Series Champions Team Signed Bat. Frame: 26 1/2 x 39 1/2 inches. Depth: 5 1/4 inches. Estimate $1,000 – $2,000.

Lot 46:  2012 Baltimore Ravens Team Signed Helmet. Full-size helmet with box. Estimate $400 – $600.

Lot 23:  Manny Pacquiao and Oscar de la Hoya Autographed Boxing Gloves, in frame display. Frame: 34 3/4 x 29 3/4 inches. Depth: 6 1/2 inches. Estimate $400 – $600.

Lot 82: Framed Wayne Gretzky Signed Hockey Stick. Height: 71 inches. Width: 19 1/2 inches. Depth: 4 inches. Estimate $400 – $600.

Lot 54:  Bo Jackson Football/ Baseball Jerseys. Frame: 40 1/2 x 62 3/4 inches. Depth:2 inches. Estimate $400 – $600.

Lot 125:  Kiss “Destroyer” Band Signed Framed Guitar. Frame: 25 3/4 x 49 3/4 inches. Depth: 6 3/4 inches. Estimate $800 – $1,200.

Lot 114:  AC/DC Band Signed Framed Guitar. Frame: 41 1/2 x 23 1/2 inches. Depth: 4 inches. Estimate $800 – $1,200.

Lot 84:  Metallica Framed and Band Signed Album Cover. Frame: 30 3/4 x 34 1/2 inches. Depth: 1 1/2 inches. Estimate $200 – $400.

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Lot 80:  Autographed “Legends of Sports” Framed Gold Edition. 

The signatures of Michael Jordan, Tiger Woods, Mohammed Ali were witnessed by an Upper Deck representative (UDA). This item is limited to 500. Frame: 33 1/2 x 57 inches. Artwork: 25 1/2 x 49 inches. Estimate $8,000 – $10,000.

Lot 97:  Paul McCartney Signed and Framed Derosa Bass Guitar. Frame: 23 1/2 x 43 1/2 inches Depth: 5 1/4 inches.  Estimate $2,000 – $4,000.

Lot 103:  Jimmy Page “Houses of the Holy” Signed Framed Guitar. Frame: 22 1/2 x 41 1/2 inches Depth: 5 1/4 inches. Estimate $1,000 – $2,000.

Lot 18:  1992 U.S. Olympic Dream Team Signed basketball. The signatures on the ball include Michael Jordan, Scottie Pippen, Magic Johnson, Clyde Drexler, Charles Barkley, Larry Bird, John Stockton, Chuck Daly. Display case included. H: 11.2 inches W: 12.5 inches Depth: 12.5 inches. Estimate $4,000 – $6,000.

Lot 1:  San Francisco Giants 2014 World Series Champions Team. Framed, signed Jersey. Frame: 42 1/2 x 34 1/2 inches. Depth: 3 inches. Estimate $1,000 – $2,000.

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Based in South San Francisco, Turner Auctions + Appraisals was founded by Stephen Turner to expand and complement the capabilities of Stephen G. Turner Associates, an auction and appraisal consulting firm founded in 2004. Turner Auctions + Appraisals presents online auctions in diverse categories of personal property (www.turnerauctionsonline.com). Among them are Fine Arts, Decorative Arts, Asian Arts, Toys, Jewelry, Militaria, Ethnic Arts, and others.  The company offers a range of auction and appraisal services for buyers, sellers, and collectors.  Online auctions are held several times a month.  Working with leading live and online auction houses on the West Coast since 1991, Turner is a professional appraiser of personal property and seasoned auctioneer.  His areas of expertise include fine art, decorative arts, antiques & residential contents.  The company welcomes consignments and appraisals.

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