Baseball memorabilia from the personal collection of the late Warner Fusselle, former host of “This Week in Baseball” is taking place this weekend. The live auction will take place on Saturday, March 23 and Sunday, March 24 at 10 am Eastern in Florence, South Carolina with live online bidding at the same time via Proxibid.
A renowned figure in sports broadcasting, “The Fuse”, as he was affectionately called by fans across the globe, passed away in June at the age of 68. Though he is most well-known for his tenure on “This Week in Baseball,” Fusselle, had a long and storied career announcing for many minor league teams, most recently the Brooklyn Cyclones. Fusselle also produced two baseball music albums, authored “Baseball, a Laughing Matter”, and starred in the 1992 film, “The Bad Lieutenant”.
Now, his personal collection of signed baseballs, baseball cards, action figures, vintage movie posters, baseball sheet music, vintage sports related movie posters, years of handwritten statistics and box after box of notes and clippings, “This Week in Baseball” tapes, and a massive collection of sports related books, magazines and signed memorabilia will be available for live online bidding.
The collection includes baseball sheet music from the turn of the century, hundreds of autographed items from the minor and major leagues as well as broadcasters and others he worked with, dozens of sets of sports cards—most from the modern era and 1950s telegrams sent by the likes of Roy Campanella and Harvey Kuenn.
To view the online catalog or to place a bid, visit www.proxibid.com/843auctions.