Plans are underway and the auction lineup set for the 11th annual Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory Live Auction event. As in previous years, the auction will include all manner of baseball materials dating from the 19th century to present and ranging in dollar value from $100-$500,000. The live auction will take place beginning at 11am EST at the Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory on Saturday, November 15, with over 350 lots in total.
The auction will include a 1927 New York Yankees team autographed photo, which was revealed last spring. Originating in the personal collection of a photographer named Ray Williams, it is identified as such on the back. The photo carries a hand-written date of March 21, 1927.
Forty-six members of the Yankees including players, coaches and management have signed the picture, most directly above or below their image including Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, Tony Lazzeri, Waite Hoyt, Earle Combs, manager Miller Huggins and owner Jacob Ruppert.
Regarded as the finest team in the history of the game, the 1927 New York Yankees remain to date, one of the more celebrated and highly sought after within the collecting industry.
“Items with relation to the legendary 1927 Yankees team never cease to surprise us with regard to desirability and pricing,” said David Hunt, President of Hunt Auctions. “We are thrilled to bring this recently discovered example of the 1927 Yankees team autographed photograph to the marketplace and feel quite confident that the pricing realized will be as impressive as the piece itself.”
- Pristine Babe Ruth single signed baseball c.1940s (Est. $75,000-$100,000)
- 1949 Warren Spahn Boston Braves professional model road jersey (Est. $30,000-$40,000)
- 2001 New York Yankees AL Championship ring (Est. $15,000-$25,000)
- 1910 Philadelphia Athletics World Championship pin (Est. $7,500-$10,000)
- 1970 Earl Weaver Baltimore Orioles professional model road jersey (Est. $10,000-$15,000)
- Jimmie Foxx and Jim Thorpe autographed baseball (Est. $7,500-$10,000)
- James H. Bready Collection of Historic Baltimore Baseball Artifacts:
-1894 Baltimore Orioles team cabinet card (Est. $7,500-$10,000)
-1897 Boston vs. Baltimore game photograph at Union Grounds (Est. $10,000-$20,000)
Also up for bid are a 1973 Harmon Killebrew Minnesota Twins professional model jersey (Est. $5,000-$10,000) and a 1973 Rod Carew Minnesota Twins professional model jersey (Est. $5,000-$10,000).
Auction week activities at Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory will include the annual Hunt Auctions Appraisal Fair, Living Legend Award party and Live auction. This year’s Living Legend Award recipient is Hall of Famer Ozzie Smith.
The Appraisal Fair will begin Thursday, November 13 running through Friday, November 14, offering the public an opportunity to have their items appraised and possibly consigned to the auction.
All items will be on display at the museum beginning Thursday. The auction itself will take place on Saturday November 15 with live bidding beginning at 11am EST. For more details about the auction, the appraisal fair or the auction itself, visit Hunt Auctions’ website or call (610) 524-0822. Full color catalogs will be available shortly.