Items from the collection of the late Tony Gwynn will be among the featured items at the 12th Annual Live Auction at All-Star FanFest in San Diego next month.
In addition to Gwynn’s championship rings and various other awards, the auction will include a 1966 Sandy Koufax home jersey, 1953 Jackie Robinson professional model baseball bat, “Smoky” Joe Wood’s 1912 Boston Red Sox World Championship medallion and several hundred other items.
The auction takes place on Tuesday, July 12 at the San Diego Convention Center, just prior to the 2016 MLB All-Star Game in Gwynn’s hometown and bidders can participate via this eBay link as well..
“Tony Gwynn embodied all that is good with the game of baseball. His commitment to the craft of hitting, his teammates, the fans of San Diego, and numerous charitable causes were unwavering and without equal.” said David Hunt, President, Hunt Auctions. “We are honored and humbled to be working with Gwynn family to share some of Tony’s treasured pieces with his many fans and to celebrate the life of a true icon within the game of baseball.”
Items from the Gwynn collection include:
- 1984 and 1998 San Diego Padres NL Championship rings (Est: $50,000-$100,000 each)
- 1988 and 1989 NL Batting Championship Silver Bats (Est: $40,000-$60,000 each
- 1986 Gold Glove Award (Est. $40,000-$60,000)
- 1986 and 1995 Louisville Slugger Silver Slugger Awards (Est: $15,000-$25,000 each
- 2001 Commissioner’s Historic Achievement Award (Est. $10,000-$15,000)
“While my family and I have many items from Tony’s collection to retain and cherish this was a perfect opportunity to share some pieces of his memorabilia with the fans in addition to raising funds and awareness for the Tony and Alicia Gwynn Foundation,” stated Alicia Gwynn, widow of the Hall of Famer who died of cancer two years ago. “Our work with the Foundation continues to enrich the lives of youth from the San Diego region and serves as a testament to the wonderful legacy established by Tony during his career with the Padres.”
The Koufax flannel jersey is being offered for the first time publicly and has resided in the personal collection of a former MLB executive since 1973. The shirt dates to Koufax’s legendary 1966 season in which he earned a record of 27-6, led the Dodgers to the NL pennant, won his third NL Cy Young Award, and retired at the end of the season. This jersey has been graded A9 by MEARS Authentication and is estimated to sell for between $150,000-$300,000.
Other highlights in this year’s Live Auction include:
- Jackie Robinson professional model baseball bat c.1953 (Est. $50,000-$100,000)
- Lou Gehrig professional model baseball bat c.1930-32 (Est. $7,500-$15,000)
- 1912 “Smoky” Joe Wood Boston Red Sox World Championship pendant (Est. $40,000-$60,000)
- 1927 New York Yankees team autograph display piece (Est. $25,000-$50,000)
- 2011 Derek Jeter New York Yankees game worn road jersey (Est. $7,500-$10,000)
- Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig autographed baseball c.1927 (Est. $15,000-$25,000)
- 1980 Tony Taylor Philadelphia Phillies World Series ring (Est. $10,000-$15,000)
Click here to view all of the items in the auction.