Binders of baseball cards, old-timers game jerseys, awards and other relics from the life and career of Bill Mazeroski were sold in front of a live audience this week.
As we reported last month, Ferry Auctioneers of Pennsylvania was chosen to handle what was essentially an estate sale and the 83-year-old Hall of Famer and his wife Milene move to smaller quarters nearby. The sale was held at Hamilton Auto Sales in North Huntingdon, Pennsylvania.
The auction included hundreds of signed photographs, autographed baseballs, a baseball signed by former teammate and fellow Hall of Famer Roberto Clemente and trading cards.
Although Mazeroski sold most of the best memorabilia from his career a few years ago, Wednesday’s sale did include few game-used items along with books, posters, bats, gloves, awards and trophies. His wife’s scrapbooks, which documented Mazeroski’s career, were also available.
One interesting item up for auction was a rare film of the 1960 World Series produced by Borden Productions. Officials with Ferry believe the film is from Game 7. The film is in its original canister, with original postage affixed to it.
In December 2009, a similar copy was found in the wine cellar of singer-actor Bing Crosby’s estate near San Francisco.
More than 120 people from 12 states showed up with an interest in bidding on Mazeroski’s memorabilia and household furnishings, according to this story on TribLive.