A huge cache of items from the career of Hall of Fame outfielder Enos Slaughter, best remembered for scoring the winning run in the 1946 World Series with his legendary “Mad Dash,” are on the auction block.
Over 200 lots are in Heritage Auctions’ May Premier Auction, each accompanied by a letter of provenance from his family.
While some of the top items were set to close Thursday night, 138 are part of the two-night event’s second session on Friday.
Included in the first group was Slaughter’s Hall of Fame induction ring, which sold for $26,400; his 1946 Cardinals World Series ring (a replacement for the original) which went for $6,600; numerous signed contracts from his playing days and a lot of 3,700 signed personal checks which netted $9,600.
Slaughter was apparently an avid collector of memorabilia throughout his career in baseball as the larger second session set to close Friday night includes dozens of autographed baseballs from the 1930-1950s and beyond. Some represent the Cardinals and Yankees teams he played on while others include multiple signed baseballs from baseball gatherings and appearances with Mickey Mantle and Whitey Ford during the 1980s as well as multiple signed baseballs from stars and Hall of Famers—even a pair signed by the late President George H.W. Bush.
Inscribed souvenir baseballs from milestone moments in his career are also among the lots as well as game-issued All-Star bats, World Series black bats, Hall of Fame Induction commemorative bats, game-worn jerseys from his appearances in old-timers games and dozens of photographs from his career.
You can see the entire collection here.