|PR — Poor
|GD — Good
|VG — Very Good
|EX — Excellent
|NM — Near Mint
|MT — Mint
NOTE: If an item has a multiple grade such as VG-EX, then that item falls somewhere in between those two conditions.
Auto. - Autographed
c. - circa (dating within 10 years)
Facs. - Facsimile signed
Clubhouse - Signed by team employee, not the player
Secretarial - Signed on behalf of, but not by the player
Provenance: Origins of a particular item such as the personal collection of a player.
Professional model: Item such as jersey, bat, or helmet manufactured specifically for game use by a professional player.
Attributed: Descriptive term referencing, among other things, the origins of a particular item or likely use in game action. For example, “Babe Ruth professional model bat attributed to his 50th home run.”
Replica: Item reproduced at a later date than its original. For example, “1980 Philadelphia Phillies replica World Series trophy”.
Salesman Sample: Item produced for marketing use by a salesman of the particular product such as a ring or baseball bat.
Game Used: Item which has been fully authenticated to have been used by a player during game action.
Bidders participating live and in person may register upon arrival. Items may be paid for and removed at any time during the event. If not already on file, tax exempt bidders must provide a valid resale certificate upon registration. Non tax exempt bidders who remove items onsite will be subject to applicable sales tax regardless of their state of residence. All items must be paid for in full by cash, traveler’s checks or certified funds before being removed by the purchaser. Those who wish to pay with non-guaranteed funds (personal or business check) must provide a letter of credit from their bank prior to the auction. Bidders known to Hunt Auctions may pay with a personal check and remove merchandise at the discretion of Hunt Auctions. Any items not removed from the auction site will be returned to the Pennsylvania office of Hunt Auctions for shipment.
Bidders not attending the auction may choose to place ceiling or max bids to be executed by Hunt Auctions. All bids are executed competitively against other live and absentee bidders and are bid with the intention of securing the lot at the lowest possible amount up to and including the bid amount. For example, if you leave a $1,000.00 bid on a lot and the lot brings $425 at auction, you will be the winning bidder at $425. If several absentee bids are left on a particular lot, the auctioneer will open the bidding one increment above the second highest ceiling bid. For example, if the highest bid left is $500, and the second highest $100, the bidding will open at $125.00.
Bidding increments are ultimately at the discretion of the auctioneer. All bids are rounded to the nearest dollar amount during the live auction. In most cases bidding will fall on $25.00, $50.00, or $100.00 increments. Hunt Auctions will not be responsible for any discrepancies regarding odd increment bids (i.e. $127.35 bid that sell for $125.00 to another bidder). In the case of tie absentee bids, the first bid placed will be given priority. Lots open at one increment above the second highest ceiling bid, and not at the high bid. Therefore, it is rare, but possible for a live bidder to win a lot for an amount equal to an absentee bidder’s left bid. Due to the nature of incremental bidding, Hunt Auctions will not be held responsible for this occurrence.
Hunt Auctions offers 4 methods of absentee bidding for this sale:1. Telephone Bidding
Bidders may participate live over the telephone during the auction with a Hunt Auctions representative. Please contact Hunt Auctions at 610.524.0822 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org to provide a list of applicable lot numbers and up to two telephone numbers where you can be reached for bidding. With regard to timing, the auctioneer will sell approximately 75 lots per hour. Hunt Auctions cannot guarantee the availability of phone lines for reservations made after Friday, February 9th at 5:00pm ET.2. Traditional Absentee/Proxy Bidding
Bidders may submit absentee/proxy bids by phone at 610.524.0822 email at email@example.com, or by mail using the absentee bidding form provided in the back of this catalogue. Proxy bids will be entered on the bidder’s behalf into the online pre-bidding system (see #3 below) for competitive bidding until Friday, February 9th at 10:00pm ET. Bids placed after this point up until the start of the Live Auction will be executed competitively during the live auction against the highest online proxy bids, phone bidders, and in-person participants. Although we will do our best to get every bid in, Hunt Auctions cannot guarantee the execution of absentee bids placed after the close of the pre-bidding period.3. Online Pre-Bidding until Friday, February 9th at 10:00pm ET
Bidders may participate in online pre-bidding at www.huntauctions.com until Friday, May 15th at 10:00pm ET. In order to take advantage of this option, you must first register to receive a user id name and password (bidders with pre-existing accounts may use their current usernames & passwords). Once you have completed the login procedure, you may browse and bid accordingly. Once logged in, the “Register/Login” button will switch to “My Account,” where you may view a status report of the items you are currently bidding on.
When advancing to the next bid, bidders will be required to bid 10% above the current high bid showing. Maximum/ceiling bids may be placed at any time and for any amount as long as they are at least 10% above the current high bid. Please note, during the course of incremental online pre-bidding, the system will automatically make a ceiling bid the high bid even if the ceiling bid is less than 10% than the last bid placed. An online ceiling bid only has to be 10% above the current high bid showing in order to be accepted and executed. All ceiling bids are held in strict confidence. Once entered into the auction database, ceiling bids are advanced automatically by the auction software with the intention of securing the item at the lowest possible price up to and not exceeding the ceiling amount. It is not possible to withdraw a current high bid; however, ceiling bids may be lowered to the current high bid at any time prior to the start of the Live Auction.
All lots will be listed with starting bids, which do not necessarily reflect published estimates or reserve amounts. Proxy bids placed via phone, email, or mail (see #2 above) will be entered into the online pre-bidding system along with any applicable reserve amounts so that online bidders will be able to see the current high bid at any given time. Online pre-bidding will cease Friday, February 9th at 10:00pm ET.
High Bids & Ceiling Bids placed during the pre-bidding period will be executed competitively during the Live Auction against other absentee bids, phone bidders, and in-person participants. All bidders are welcome to advance their absentee bids or register for phone bidding up until the Live Auction start; however, Hunt Auctions cannot guarantee the execution of absentee bids or the availability of phone lines for requests made after the close of the pre-bidding period.4. Interactive Online Bidding
Interactive live online bidding is available to all registered Hunt Auctions bidders. The interactive bidding will be powered by Invaluable and may be accessed directly on our website at www.huntauctions.com. Bidders must have a valid Hunt Auctions username and email on file to bid interactively online during the live auction. Please note, unless you have already received premiere bidding status and plan to bid live online for item(s) totaling $20,000 or higher, you will need to be pre-approved as such. Please contact our office or visit our website for more details.
Bidding increments during the Live Auction are at the discretion of the auctioneer. Opening bids the day of the auction will be determined based on the absentee bids received prior to the sale (see section on absentee bidding). As a general guideline, bidding will occur in increments of approximately 10%.
All absentee/phone bidders are strongly encouraged to solicit further information about specific lots before bidding. Hunt Auctions representatives are available to answer questions over the telephone and by email until Friday, February 9th at 5pm ET. Additional images may be provided upon request via mail and email. While we guarantee the authenticity of each item for sixty (60) days, we will not accept returns based on condition due to the subjective nature of such evaluations. Any questions or concerns regarding the condition of specific lots must be addressed prior to the sale.
All remaining lots will be removed from the auction and returned to the Pennsylvania offices of Hunt Auctions for shipment or pick-up. Shipping, handling, and insurance for all absentee bid/phone items are the responsibility of the winning bidder. Items are packaged and shipped via Fed-Ex with a signature required. Shipment will occur 7-12 days after funds have been received and cleared. Shipping estimates may be provided upon request before the auction.