Johnny Pesky, Kid Nichols Items Top Fenway Auction

Memorabilia from the estate of the late Red Sox great Johnny Pesky and 19th century pitcher Charles “Kid” Nichols was sold via Hunt Auctions over 2004 Red Sox World Series ring Johnny Peskythe weekend.  The top selling item was the 2004 World Series ring the team gave Pesky as a token of respect.  It sold for $69,000 including the buyer’s premium.

Pesky, who died at age 92 in 2012, was a legend in Boston and the sale held at Fenway Park included more than 230 items from his life and career.  His 2007 World Series ring brought $29,900.

A Nichols item topped all bids when a presentational baseball bat from a July 5, 1886 game sold for $109,250.

Numerous other Red Sox pieces sold including a 1941 award given to Lefty Grove in honor of his 300th win.  It brought $20,700.

WBZ News Radio covered the auction and you can listen to their report here.