Lou Brock’s collection of baseball memorabilia hits the block this week. Why is he joining Bob Gibson in selling off his momentos?
Less than six months after Bob Gibson’s memorabilia collection brought over $500,000, a former St. Louis Cardinal teammate and fellow Hall of Famer will bid goodbye to pieces of his past.
Legendary Auctions is selling off the collection of one-time stolen base king Lou Brock. The auction begins today and ends November 19.
Fans may wonder why the two players are selling off some intensely personal and important relics. They didn’t live in poverty during their big league careers. Times weren’t that tough for baseball heroes the 1960s and 70s.
Gibson and Brock were two of the best and were compensated as such. But the salaries of the era didn’t turn them into multi-millionaires. Now, with estate planning part of the equation, making the decision to get what they could was a little easier.
The St. Louis Business Journal has a look at why Redbird fans are getting a chance to grab their piece of the 100-plus lots of Brock-a-billia.
Watch another story on Brock’s stuff from NBC affiliate KSDK: