The 2018 All-Star FanFest Auction takes place in Washington, D.C., a city with a baseball history that dates back more than a century. That’s why Hunt Auctions is excited to see what might walk in the door during the annual appraisal fair that takes place over several days leading up to the sale (July 16-17).
Items that are worthy of being offered in the annual auction will join hundreds of other pieces dating from the 19th century to the modern era.
There are two catalogs, one that contains over 600 images from the PhotoFile archives. That portion of the sale takes place on Monday with the historic baseball memorabilia offered on Tuesday the 17th. A few of the highlights include items from the Mel Ott collection, Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig memorabilia and a 1968 Mickey Mantle game-used cap.
David Hunt, President of Hunt Auctions, stopped by Fox 5 TV in Washington for a little show and tell:
The Lou Gehrig jersey mentioned at the end is a tale you can read about here.