February 14, 2013 |
Former St. Louis Rams quarterback Kurt Warner's six-bedroom home will go on the auction block on Feb. 27 after the Super Bowl champion got tired of waiting for it to sell. He moved into a bigger house in Scottsdale, Ariz., in 2011 and has been trying to sell his former home ever since. The house is expected to be sold for about $5 million. The 11,000-square-foot home boasts six bedrooms and five and a half bathrooms, as well as a home theater, billiard room, massage room, table tennis room, in-ground trampoline and a 62-foot pool with an overhead waterfall.
January 17, 2013 |
Anyone want to buy a bloody sock? A lot of people in Boston probably do. Former Boston Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling is selling the blood-stained sock he wore during the 2004 World Series. Chris Ivy, director of sports for Texas-based Heritage Auctions, says online bidding begins Feb. 4. Live bidding will take place Feb. 23. He said the sock could get at least $100,000. “I do expect the bidding to be very spirited,” Ivy told the Associated Press. The sock had been on loan to the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum.
January 17, 2013 |
If your pockets run as deep as your love for the Corvette, you might want to find yourself in Scottsdale, Ariz. this weekend. That's where Barrett-Jackson will auction off the first production model of the 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray. This seventh-generation of the iconic American sports car made its world debut amid a media frenzy at this week's North American International Auto Show in Detroit. The new, seventh-generation Corvette will likely start at about $50,000 when it goes on sale later in 2013.
January 9, 2013 |
A baseball card from 1865 uncovered at a yard sale in Maine could fetch six figures on the auction block, a report says. A man browsing the sale picked up a photo album with the card tucked inside in Baileyville, a town near the Canadian border, the Saco River Auction Co. told the Associated Press. Quiz: How well do you remember 2012? The 148-year-old card, which doesn't feature just one player like many modern versions, is a photo of the Brooklyn Atlantics amateur baseball team pasted onto a card.
December 13, 2012 |
A set of letters written by Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger to a secret lover in the late 1960s sold big at a London auction Wednesday, with a buyer dropping more than 187,250 pounds ($301,000) on the notes. The collection of 10 letters, dated from the summer of 1969 (when Jagger was just 25), were on the auction block at Sotheby's in London. Jagger's love notes were written to the American-born singer Marsha Hunt while he was in Australia filming "Ned Kelly. " Hunt, believed to be the inspiration for the band's 1971 hit "Brown Sugar," put the notes -- which included song lyrics and a Rolling Stones playlist -- up for sale because “the passage of time has given these letters a place in our cultural history,” according to t he Guardian newspaper.
November 27, 2012 |
The piano on which Sam (Dooley Wilson) played the haunting love song "As Time Goes By" in the 1942 Oscar-winning movie classic "Casablanca" is going on the auction block. Sothebys in New York will put the iconic instrument up for sale on Dec. 14. The auction house believes the piano could fetch up to $1.2 million. The Japanese collector who is offering the instrument bought it at a 1988 Sotheby's auction for $154,000. "Casablanca," which starred Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman as lovers Rick and Isla, celebrated the 70th anniversary of its New York premiere Monday.