Vin Scully understands there are important pieces of baseball history in the auction containing over 300 items from his decades-long broadcasting career. He’s been a witness to some and been a part of others.
“It’s not just a collection of cold, inanimate objects,” Scully told the Associated Press recently. “There are things that mean a great deal to me, but now it’s time to let someone else treasure them.”
Scully retired in 2016 at age 88.
Hunt Auctions has been given charge to sell the collection of the long-time Dodgers play-by-play man and bids are already pouring in. The auction was originally slated to take place live in Los Angeles as part of the annual MLB All-Star Game festivities but is now being conducted as a live online auction due to Covid-19 related constraints.
The Scully Collection consists of materials related to his incredible 67-year broadcasting career with the Brooklyn and Los Angeles Dodgers franchise and many years as a network radio and television broadcaster.
The auction has items spanning his entire career from the 1950s through the 2016 season. Numerous championship rings, personal awards, the scorebook from his final season and even his golf clubs will be sold.
A portion of the proceeds will go to Scully’s five children, 16 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren and the rest will benefit Neuromuscular Research at UCLA.
CBS’ Lee Cowan sat down with the 92-year-old sportscasting icon for its Sunday Morning program where he showed off some items and revealed a great story about a meeting with Babe Ruth as a youngster.