The home of the Philadelphia Phillies will once again play host to a major auction of sports memorabilia next month. Hunt Auctions has revealed its plans for the 2015 Philadelphia Phillies Memorabilia Live Auction event to be held at Citizens Bank Park on Thursday April 16.
The auction is the third such occurrence in the last five years. There will be a charity element that should attract a lot of attention this year with the 2008 World Series ring from Hall of Fame Phillies broadcaster Harry Kalas being offered for sale. The Kalas family has consigned the ring to auction with a portion of the proceeds from the ring going to the Philadelphia Chapter of the ALS Association. The pre-sale estimate is $50,000-$75,000 but pre-auction bidding had already reached $30,746 as of Thursday.
The Phillies Auction will once again include items consigned directly by the team, including: game used jerseys from Chase Utley and Jimmy Rollins, along with the actual home plate used in Citizens Bank Park for the 2014 season.
A large collection of vintage memorabilia will be on the block including a 1980 Steve Carlton road jersey (est. $7,500-$10,000), a 1979 Garry Maddox “Saturday Night Special” uniform ($7,500-$10,000), a turnstile from Shibe Park, Ryan Howard’s 2008 World Series game worn jersey, a Richie Ashburn game worn glove, a game-used base from Roy Halladay’s 2010 NLDS no-hitter, a 1980 Dallas Green home jersey and a game used base from the final game played at Connie Mack Stadium in 1970.
“The Philadelphia Phillies live auction event has become one which we all have looked forward to over the past several seasons.” said David Hunt, President of Hunt Auctions. “Phillies fans are without question among the most passionate in all of sports. We are thrilled to offer this unique representation of the many Phillies players and teams that have endeared themselves to the Philadelphia faithful.”
A sneak preview of the auction items will be available during Phillies home games behind Section 119 in the main concourse at Citizens Banks Park. An additional preview of all items will be available in the Diamond Club at Citizens Banks Park on Thursday April 16 at 1:00pm with the Live Auction beginning at 6:30pm. Parking and admission to the live auction are free. For those who cannot attend the live auction interactive online bidding will be available.
For more information regarding the 2015 Philadelphia Phillies Live Auction event call 610.524.0822 or go to www.HuntAuctions.com.