This Day On The Street
Continue to site
This account is pending registration confirmation. Please click on the link within the confirmation email previously sent you to complete registration.
Need a new registration confirmation email? Click here

10 Crazy Prices Paid for Sports Memorabilia

The "Basketball Bible"
Selling price: $4.3 million

Do you know how often historians argue about the origins of baseball? All the time? Who wrote up the rules? We don't know. Where was the first game played? There's still no consensus. Recently, there's a school of thought that says the nation's national pastime didn't even start in this nation, but in England. Blasphemy!

Basketball doesn't have these issues. Dr. James Naismith came up with the rules in 1891 and played the first game in Springfield, Mass. How do we know this? Documentation, which is now owned by two rich Kansas University Jayhawks fans. David and Suzanne Booth took Naismith's two 10-by-8-inch pages of "The Founding Rules Of Basket Ball" home from a Sotheby's auction in 2010 with the tape marks from Naismith's original preservation efforts still attached. The 13 original rules were so coveted that they outsold Robert Kennedy's copy of the Emancipation Proclamation ($3.8 million) at the same event.
10 of 11

Check Out Our Best Services for Investors

Action Alerts PLUS

Portfolio Manager Jim Cramer and Director of Research Jack Mohr reveal their investment tactics while giving advanced notice before every trade.

Product Features:
  • $2.5+ million portfolio
  • Large-cap and dividend focus
  • Intraday trade alerts from Cramer
Quant Ratings

Access the tool that DOMINATES the Russell 2000 and the S&P 500.

Product Features:
  • Buy, hold, or sell recommendations for over 4,300 stocks
  • Unlimited research reports on your favorite stocks
  • A custom stock screener
Stocks Under $10

David Peltier uncovers low dollar stocks with serious upside potential that are flying under Wall Street's radar.

Product Features:
  • Model portfolio
  • Stocks trading below $10
  • Intraday trade alerts
14-Days Free
Only $9.95
14-Days Free
Dividend Stock Advisor

David Peltier identifies the best of breed dividend stocks that will pay a reliable AND significant income stream.

Product Features:
  • Diversified model portfolio of dividend stocks
  • Updates with exact steps to take - BUY, HOLD, SELL
Trifecta Stocks

Every recommendation goes through 3 layers of intense scrutiny—quantitative, fundamental and technical analysis—to maximize profit potential and minimize risk.

Product Features:
  • Model Portfolio
  • Intra Day Trade alerts
  • Access to Quant Ratings
Real Money

More than 30 investing pros with skin in the game give you actionable insight and investment ideas.

Product Features:
  • Access to Jim Cramer's daily blog
  • Intraday commentary and news
  • Real-time trading forums
Only $49.95
14-Days Free
14-Days Free
AAPL $118.03 0.00%
FB $105.41 0.00%
GOOG $748.15 0.00%
TSLA $229.64 0.00%
YHOO $33.16 0.00%


Chart of I:DJI
DOW 17,813.39 +1.20 0.01%
S&P 500 2,088.87 -0.27 -0.01%
NASDAQ 5,116.1430 +13.3350 0.26%

Free Reports

Top Rated Stocks Top Rated Funds Top Rated ETFs