Some Cooperstown-worthy artifacts are going on the block this Saturday as the annual Louisville Slugger Auction opens at the home of the famous bat maker.
Hunt Auctions is heading from Philadelphia to Kentucky, touting hundreds of rare pieces of baseball memorabilia including a World Series Program from the inaugural series in 1903 expected to sell for upwards of $100,000. The three day auction event will begin on Thursday with the auction preview and complimentary appraisal fair.
In addition to the 1903 Program, the auction event will also feature an early World Series program collection from 1905-1930 estimated at $100,000+.
A group of Philadelphia Phillies World Series and National League Championship Rings from 1980, 1983, 1993, 2008 & 2009 should realize $50,000+.
There’s a lot more.
David Hunt stopped by WTXF-TV in Philly and showed the viewing audience some of the big ticket items, including that first World Series program, an important Babe Ruth home run ball and Pete Rose’s 4,000th hit ball: