Al Capone’s fingerprints up for grabs this week via Heritage Auctions

Heritage14The impressive stash of 1992 Olympic Dream Team memorabilia will probably get the post-sale attention, but there are a few other big-ticket items presently the auction block and ending in the next few days via Heritage Auctions.

The weirdest? Al Capone‘s fingerprints.

In 1929, Capone provided these prints after he was sent to the Eastern State Penitentiary in Philadelphia. It’s an 8-inch square document that’s also signed by Capone — and it’s presently sitting at $44,000 ($52,580 with a buyer’s premium) with two days remaining in the sale.

Sure, it’s not a sports item — but there are some big pieces in that world that more than a few collectors would want to get their hands on in this auction. Keep reading for more.

Heritage1One of the more-impressive items in the sale is the Babe Ruth signed baseball seen above, which is actually also signed by another New York Yankees legend, Lou Gehrig. It carries a $40,000 reserve price. However, an SGC 84 copy of the iconic 1952 Topps Mickey Mantle card already has topped this ball, reinforcing the big demand for high-grade copies of the card in recent years. The card sits at $150,000 ($179,250 with premium) with roughly 32 hours left before it’s over.

Big items also up for grabs in this one are a 1962-63 Bernie Geoffrion game-used Montreal Canadiens sweater, an SGC 92 1933 Goudey Babe Ruth and a PSA 2 copy of The Bambino’s 1916 Famous & Barr card. To see more about these items and others up for grabs, click here.

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