The 2015 Louisville Slugger Factory and Museum Auction is set for this weekend with nearly 400 pieces of vintage and valuable sports memorabilia set to be sold via Hunt Auctions.
The live auction begins at 11am EST on Saturday, November 14.
An early 1930s Lou Gehrig model professional bat headlines the auction with a pre-sale estimate of $75,000-$100,000 and the sale also includes a Jackie Robinson pro model bat with his uniform number written on the end (Est. $50,000-$100,000).
A recent discovery of vintage athletic pennants dating to the 1910-1920 era with several rarities that may be the last surviving examples will also be up for bid. The pennants were brought to Hunt Auctions at one of the company’s pre-auction appraisal fairs and are now up for bid.
One of the hottest items in preliminary bidding was a circa 1908 ‘Fan’s Fan’, a unique bat-shaped fan with fold-out sections featuring Pittsburgh Pirates players including Honus Wagner. The “Pittsburgh” name on the wooden portion is spelled in the old school way, without the “h” on the end.
All auction items will be on display at the museum during business hours and up until the start of Saturday’s event.
-Babe Ruth single signed baseball bat (Est. $30,000-$40,000)
-Napoleon Lajoie professional model baseball bat c.1917-21 (Est. $10,000- $20,000)
-Roberto Clemente professional model baseball bat c.1965-68 (Est. $7,500-$10,000)
-Willie Stargell 1969 home run attributed professional model baseball bat (Est. $7,500-$10,000)
-Brooklyn Dodgers “National League Champions” Ebbets Field stadium flag c.1955 (Est. $7,500-$10,000)
-United States Presidents autographed baseball (Est. $20,000-$30,000
-1931 New York Yankees team signed baseball (Est. $10,000-$15,000)
-1992, 1995, 1996, AND 1999 Atlanta Braves World Series/NL Championship rings (Est. $17,500-$25,000)
Joe Frazier Collection:
– 1971 LeRoy Neiman original artwork – Muhammad Ali vs. Joe Frazier, “Round 12. (Est. $10,000-$15,000)
– 1973 Joe Frazier fight worn & autographed robe from title fight vs. George Foreman (Est. $40,000-$60,000)
The full description of all items up for auction is available online at www.huntauctions.com.
Dave Hunt offered a preview in a morning show visit at Fox affiliate WDRB.