Welcome to the online catalogue. This exclusive Live Auction features over 600 lots of historical memorabilia. All will be sold live and in person beginning at 10:00 am ET on Saturday, November 9th. The auctioneer generally sells 100 lots per hour in numerical order per the catalogue.
Tthe Live Auction is open for online pre-bidding until Friday, November 8th at 9pm ET. High Bids & Ceiling Bids placed during the pre-bidding period will be executed competitively during the Live Auction. It is not possible to bid online during the auction itself. Additional arrangements for phone & absentee bidding are being accepted at 610.524.0822 or email@example.com. Please review the Bidding Instructions for a full explanation of the bidding procedures.
The Personal Collection of Bill Mazeroski
We are honored to present the Bill Mazeroski collection within our tenth annual Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory Live Auction. Bill Mazeroski's career and legacy within the city of Pittsburgh ranks as one of the most revered in the long sports history of the Steel City. Playing exclusively with the Pirates for his entire career from 1956-1972, Bill excelled as a clutch hitting player with incredible defensive skills which eventually earned him enshrinement into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 2001. In the decisive game seven of the 1960 World Series, Bill Mazeroski belted a walk-off home run into the seats at Forbes Field and forever endeared himself to Pirates faithful with a moment for the ages.
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A portion of the auction proceeds from the Mazeroski Collection will benefit Pirates Charities and the great work that the organization accomplishes within the Pittsburgh area.
The Personal Collection of Joe Sewell
Lots 536-566 originate from the personal collection of Hall of Fame member Joe Sewell. Sewell played from 1920-1933 for the Cleveland Indians winning World Championships in 1920 and 1932 with each club. His athletic career included a three year period in which he lettered as a football player at the University of Alabama before entering the Major Leagues in 1920. Sewell was an outstanding overall player with a career .312 batting average but is most known for his stunning record of the lowest strikeout rate in Major League history. During a career total of 7,132 at bats Sewell was retired via strikeout an astounding 114 times. Given the quality of pitching at the Major League level that particular mark is difficult to comprehend adding note to Sewell's legacy which may never be eclipsed. The following items are being offered for the first time publicly directly from the Sewell family and will each include a signed letter of provenance.
The Personal Collection of Bobby Wine
Lots 395-420 originate from the personal collection of Bobby Wine. Wine played shortstop for the Philadelphia Phillies and Montreal Expos from 1960-1972 earning the selection for the Gold Glove award in 1963. Subsequent to his playing career Bobby Wine served as coach and scout for the Phillies, Braves, and Mets inclusive of a key role with the 1980 World Champion Phillies team. The items within this auction are being offered for the first time publicly directly from Bobby Wine and will include a signed letter of provenance with each lot. **NOTE: The remainder of the Bobby Wine Collection will be sold within an upcoming monthly auction with a large quantity of materials inclusive of additional game-used and autographed items.
The Brearley Collection
Lots 1-25a originate from the collection of Dennis Brearley (1945-2003). Brearley was a Pulitzer Prize winning photo journalist for a Boston newspaper when in 1978 he left the newspaper industry to embark on a small business venture. Brearley very successfully sold the historic photographs printed from his collection of original negatives. This collection of original negatives is regarded as one of the greatest photographic archives of its type in the United States. The variety and quality of these images is truly remarkable. Additionally, Mr. Brearley loved to photograph baseball games holding the position of Red Sox team photographer from 1988-2001. The memorabilia collection accumulated by Mr. Brearley was very special to him because it consisted of photos from his collection of original negatives that were signed by the subject in the photo. He enjoyed presenting athletes with a collection of photographs from their playing days and in turn, they were more than happy to sign some of these photos for his personal collection. Mr. Brearley's favorite negative was Ted Williams at bat on opening day in 1947. Williams became familiar with this image and labeled it his "classic swing" shot.
The Personal Collection of Warren Spahn
Lots 92-106: Warren Spahn pitched 382 career complete games ranking 19th in the history of the game. Majority of pitchers ahead of Spahn on that list played in the 19th or early 20th century. For those who have pitched at any level of baseball or those who follow the game, that accomplishment most certainly speaks to the inherent excellence of Warren Spahn as a pitcher. It is a staggering feat that truly illustrates SpahnÕs legendary durability and mental fortitude placing his legacy soundly at the elite level among the greatest pitchers in Major League history.
Wednesday, November 6th | 9am - 5pm
Thursday, November 7th | 9am - 5pm
Friday, November 8th | 9am - 4pm
Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory
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Saturday, November 9, 2013 at 10:00am ET
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