A large group of items from the personal collection of Hall of Famer Ted Simmons were sold through Heritage Auctions last month, including game jerseys, bats, championship rings and autographed baseballs. That wasn’t everything the former catcher and big league executive consigned, however. A group of lower valued items is being offered in the company’s weekly Sunday auction.
Over 40 different lots of Simmons memorabilia, virtually all of it autographed, is on the block.
Among the listings are two separate lots of 24 official Rawlings baseballs, all game-rubbed and signed by Simmons with his “HOF 2020” inscription.
Commemorative All-Star bats given to him during his appearances in the Midsummer Classic, his 1983 All-Star Game batting practice jersey and another 1970s Cardinals BP jersey are also part of the auction.
There’s a matted display of his baseball cards from his 1987 rookie card through 1987—all signed, autographed caps—some showing on-field use, various credentials to baseball games and events, signed jerseys and numerous watches and other awards.
One unique lot features two leather briefcase style bags, one bearing multiple career inscriptions. There’s even a photo of Simmons in his high school football uniform, commemorating honors he received as a player in his native Michigan.
Simmons batted over .300 seven times and caught 122 shutouts during his career, which lasted from the late 1960s through the late 1980s. He was elected to the Hall of Fame in 2020 and inducted last summer.
The items he consigned are part of a larger auction of lower cost sports cards and memorabilia that’s now underway and closes Sunday evening.