MEARS will officially launch its museum and auction facility April 17 with Reggie Jackson on hand to fill a variety of roles.
Jackson will spend part of the day helping authenticate his own game-worn and game-used memorabilia for collectors. Jackson has what MEARS calls a "keen knowledge of his game used equipment" and will add his own personal input to letters of authenticity when appropriate. Jackson will authenticate bats for $1750 and jerseys for $2750. The prices also include a signed letter of authenticity and an autograph.
Jackson's 1977 World Series jersey will be on display. It's the same button-down Yankee pinstripe he was wearing when he belted three homers in a game at Yankee Stadium, propelling the Bronx Bombers to a World Series title.
The Hall of Fame outfielder/DH will host a VIP preview of MEARS' April auction from 4-6 PM, showing off several items from his own collection that have been consigned to the sale.
He'll also sign autographs at prices ranging from $89-229 per item. Mail orders are being accepted as well.
MEARS' 15,000 square foot Corporate Research and Conference Center is located in South Milwaukee, WI.