Welcome to the online catalogue for the 15th Annual Live Auction at Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory. This exclusive live auction will feature over 500 live auction lots of vintage and modern baseball memorabilia. The auctioneer generally sells 75 lots per hour in numerical order per the catalogue.
Online pre-bidding for all lots will close on Friday, November 9th at 9:00pm ET. To register to phone bid during the Live Auction please call 610-524-0822 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Free Appraisal Fair
Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory
Thursday, November 8th | 9:00am - 5:00pm
Friday, November 9th | 9:00am - 4:00pm
Interactive Online Bidding will be available to all registered Hunt Auctions bidders. This bidding platform will provide Hunt Auctions bidders the ability to participate with real time interactive online bidding during the live auction. The interactive bidding will be powered by Invaluable and may be accessed via a link that will be available closer to the date of the auction. Bidders must have a valid Hunt Auctions username and current email address to bid interactively online during the auction. Please note, unless you have already received premiere bidding status and plan to bid live online for item(s) totalling $5,000 or higher, you will need to be preapproved as such.
Feeney Family Collection
Lots 28-68 originate from the collection of Charles "Chub" Feeney and Katharine "Katy" Feeney. The Feeney family name enjoys a unique legacy within the game of baseball having begun with Charles Stoneham who was Chub Feeney's grandfather and owner of the New York Giants from 1919-1936. Chub Feeney would begin as a batboy for the Giants and eventually ascend to Vice President and Head of Baseball Operations for 24 years with the club. In 1970, Chub was selected as President of the National League, to which he would serve until 1986. Katy Feeney followed in the family heritage serving within Major League Baseball capacities for 39 years with her title as Senior Vice President of Scheduling and Club Relations only touching upon her varied roles within the league. Katy enjoyed travelling and giving back to the baseball community that meant so much to her. Her legacy as a pioneering woman within the baseball executive branch was revered by countless young people entering the game who remain indebted to the trail she set forth. Our company had the distinct pleasure and honor of previously representing Katy and her family with some offerings from the Feeney collection and our experience with her lived up to her reputation as an honest and genuine person within the game. The offered items are being sold for the first time publicly and will each include a letter of provenance from the Feeney family. We are pleased to announce that a portion of the auction proceed will benefit the "Katharine Feeney Memorial Endowed Scholarship" at University of San Francisco Sports Management Program.
Property of a Mid-Atlantic Gentleman
Lots 119-344 is a collection of historic World Series programs and tickets may well be the most comprehensive offering of its type to have entered the hobby. Curated over a thirty year period the collection consists of countless scarcities many of which are the lone surviving exemplar with special note to the full tickets. To properly relay the rarity of this particular accumulation of items would be incredibly difficult. In our 26 year company history there are several specimens within the collection that we have never offered and many which we have only previously sold a singular example. In addition to rarity the collection also includes several outstanding condition pieces which rank among the very highest graded for their issue. With an appropriate nod to this fall season which annually brings us the excitement of the World Series we are very proud to present this significant collection of related programs and tickets.
The Personal Collection of Dick Groat
Lots 450-467 originate from the personal collection of 1960 NL MVP, Dick Groat. Dick excelled as a two sport athlete and was named to the All-American team for basketball at Duke University. After college, Groat was signed by Branch Rickey to play for his hometown Pittsburgh Pirates and immediately joined the Major League team at the shortstop position. After serving two years in the Armed Forces, Dick returned to the Pirates earning a reputation as a stellar defensive player with excellent batting skills. Groat went on to become a leader of the club culminating in the 1960 season capturing NL MVP honors and a World Championship. During his 15 year Major League career, Groat was selected to (8) All-Star teams, won (2) World Championships, and collected over 2,000 hits. He also remains in the upper echelon of fielding statistics for his career including double plays and putouts. The offered materials are being consigned directly by Mr. Groat to which we are honored to represent. His service and character have served as a model for countless players that have come after him with special note to his legacy within the Pittsburgh Pirates organization. All items will include a signed letter of provenance from Dick Groat and a portion of the auction proceeds will benefit Pirates Charities.
Louisville Slugger Musuem & Factory
800 W. Main St
Louisville, KY 40202
Saturday, November 10th | 10:00am ET