Robert Edward Auctions spring sale is over and contrary to my belief, now I know that it takes more than a tiny and blurry James Creighton drawing to gather the attention of baseball memorabilia collectors.
The “Baltimore Base Ball Emporium” Carte de Visite realized $2,750 without including the buyer’s premium after going for $2,088 in 2005 and then for $1,880 in 2008.
Not the price increase I was expecting to see even though the auction house did its best to publicize John Thorn’s findings.
Call me a
lunatic romantic, but I’m not ready to give up on my ‘Creighton Effect’ theory.
Am I the only one who thinks the addition of a little black Creighton would have made this painting sexier and pricier?
Before going into a rant about the sacrilegious act of leaving old (or young for that matter) Jim out of the picture…
$166 for a Creighton-less painting?!?
What the (Bleep) was the buyer thinking?