It’ll be a busy weekend for collectors looking to spot bargains at some big league team clubhouse sales. At least four are taking place this weekend and some have an auction component.
The Tampa Bay Rays Authentics Holiday Sale is underway. One-of-a-kind authentic items can be purchased from four different locations including both team store locations, online at the Tampa Bay Rays Authentic Store (raysbaseball.com/gameday) or at the Rays online auction site (rays.auction.mlb.com). Items include game-worn jerseys from the 2011 American League Wild Card Champion Tampa Bay Rays, game-used equipment, batting helmets, clubhouse chairs and autographed memorabilia.
A select number of Rays Game 4 American League Division Series home jerseys will be included in the online auction scheduled to run through Friday, December 16. ALDS jerseys available include 2011 AL Rookie of the Year Jeremy Hellickson and 2011 AL Manager of the Year Joe Maddon, along with Johnny Damon, Kyle Farnsworth, Desmond Jennings, Matt Joyce, Casey Kotchman, Evan Longoria, Jake McGee, Matt Moore, David Price, Sean Rodriguez, James Shields, Kelly Shoppach, Don Zimmer and Ben Zobrist. Each jersey will begin at $200.
Proceeds from the Rays auction site will benefit the Rays Baseball Foundation.
Chicago White Sox Charities will again offer fans unique access to the clubhouses at U.S. Cellular Field during the “Holiday Blowout Sale” on Saturday, December 3. Game-used equipment, game-worn jerseys, autographed memorabilia and White Sox collectables all will be available for purchase in the home and away clubhouses, areas rarely open to the public.
The sale takes place on Saturday, December 3 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Fans planning to attend the sale should park their vehicles in Lot B, on the north side of 35th Street, and enter through Gate 5 of U.S. Cellular Field. The new Chicago Sports Depot, near Gate 5 of U.S. Cellular Field, also will be open on Saturday beginning at 10:00 a.m.
All of the proceeds from Saturday’s sale benefit Chicago White Sox Charities.
The Milwaukee Brewers will host their 31st Annual Clubhouse Sale on Friday, December 2 and Saturday, December 3 from 8 a.m. – 7 p.m. at Miller Park. The sale will take place in the visiting clubhouse and fans will receive savings up to 75% on sale merchandise items.
Game-used merchandise including jerseys and bats will be sold in addition to excess concession stand type items.
Coupons of $10/$20/$30 will be offered to the Brewers Team Store by Majestic for those spending $100/$200/$300 at the Clubhouse Sale during the sale. Every purchase of $100 or more in the Brewers Team Store by Majestic will come with two free tickets to a 2012 Brewers game, while supplies last (one per customer).
Shoppers can access the Clubhouse Sale by entering Miller Park at the Hot Corner entrance near the Brewers Team Store by Majestic and follow the posted directions to the visiting clubhouse.
The first ever Redsfest Authentics Live Auction is Friday from 6:30 to 7:30 pm in the Reds Authentics area, located next to the Reds Team Shop Merchandise area. The live auctions will feature 27 different “lots” that include an assortment of game-used jerseys, bats, hats, balls, clubhouse memorabilia and autographed items signed by Reds players.