A massive collection of vintage baseball yearbooks and programs, hundreds of autographed items, vintage card sets—even Joe DiMaggio’s old watch– are among the headliners in Hunt Auctions’ March Internet and Phone Auction.
The newly-launched catalog includes over 1,000 lots in all. Bidding will run through March 13.
The collection included hundreds of publications and originated in the estate of a passionate, long-time Midwest collector and is being offered for sale for the first time.
The publications being offered include complete or nearly complete runs of MLB team yearbooks during the late 1940s to mid-1980s time frame, many of which are rarely seen at auction. Included are Yankees and Giants yearbooks from the rookie seasons of Mickey Mantle and Willie Mays; inaugural yearbooks for several franchises, rare mid-season editions and dozens of regular season programs. All are being sold as team lots.
There are World Series programs dating from the 1930s on up including some with some lots having both American and National League versions included. There is also a remarkable, virtually complete run of National and American League Championship Series programs dating from 1969 through 1987. Many appear virtually untouched.
Programs from Super Bowls III,IV,V,VI, VII and several from later years are also among the items that are being offered.
A large group of vintage All-Star Game programs from the same collection will be offered in the MLB All-Star FanFest Auction set for this summer in Cleveland.
The auction also includes better grade vintage sports card sets, near sets and lots from the 1950s-70s, Joe DiMaggio’s Gucci wristwatch, the dirt-stained Yankees game jersey worn by Alex Rodriguez on Opening Day 2008, a trophy from the personal collection of the Roberto Clemente family, a single-signed Ray Schalk autographed baseball, team signed balls from the 1984 World Series champion Tigers and 1968 National League champion Cardinals, hundreds of other autographed baseballs, bats, jerseys, photos and other items as well as several lots featuring rare comic books.
Registration and bidding is underway now at HuntAuctions.com or by calling (610) 524-0822.