A fresh-to-market collection of historic baseball memorabilia will be on the auction block later this week.
Julien’s Auctions will offer a two-day sale that includes the Whalen “Whaley” Monica World Series and All-Star Game Collection.
Monica started attending baseball’s World Series in 1926 and baseball’s All-Star game in 1937. He never missed a game for over 50 years with the exception of the two years he served in the U.S. Coast Guard (1944-1945). He amassed quite a collection of baseball memorabilia which will be offered during the Sports Legends event at Julien’s offices in Beverly Hills.
Beginning in 1948 Monica worked with production companies covering the World Series and All-Star Games. His work would eventually lead him to positions with “This Week in Baseball” and Major League Baseball Productions.
From signed baseballs to complete uniforms, the collection and other items Julien’s is putting up for bid are on display now as auction day approaches.
KTLA’s morning reporter Gayle Anderson stopped in to get a quick tour from Dan Nelles.