The 2017 Live Auction at MLB All-Star FanFest

Monday, July 10th and Tuesday, July 11th


Location: Miami Beach Convention Center
1901 Convention Center Dr
Miami Beach, FL 33139


Welcome to the online catalogue for the 2017 Live Auction at MLB All-Star Fanfest. This exclusive live auction will feature over 400 live auction lots of historical memorabilia.

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This year we proudly present
THE PERSONAL COLLECTION OF ROBERTO CLEMENTE
The Clemente Collection is one of the most significant player collections to have ever been offered at public auction and has been consigned directly to the event by the Clemente family. Roberto Clemente played his entire 18 year career as right fielder with the Pittsburgh Pirates. His accolades rank among the most elite players in the history of the game collecting 3,000 career hits, .317 Lifetime batting average, (12) Gold Glove Awards, (15) NL All-Star team selection, (2) World Series Championships, 1971 World Series MVP, Elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1973; and #21 retired by the Pittsburgh Pirates. Perhaps the only attributes that could eclipse Clemente’s performance on the baseball field would be his lifetime dedication to helping others less fortunate than him. Roberto’s legacy within his homeland of Puerto Rico is without equal having earned a reputation of a deeply caring man who used his status to help others in need. Tragically, Roberto Clemente passed away on December 31, 1972 as he was en route to assist victims of an earthquake in Nicaragua when his plane crashed into the Atlantic Ocean. His legacy proudly carried on through his wife Vera and sons Roberto Jr., Luis, and Ricky all of whom have dedicated much of their lives to some of the very same causes championed by their father.

The Clemente Collection will be offered during the Tuesday, July 11th Session #2 and will consist of an astounding grouping of significant items spanning the entire career of the legendary Pittsburgh Pirates icon. Highlight items include:
• Roberto Clemente NL Silver Batting Championship bats 1964 & 1967 (Est. $100,000-$200,000 each)
• Roberto Clemente 1971 Pittsburgh Pirates World Series ring (Est: $150,000-$300,000)
• Roberto Clemente 1960 Pittsburgh Pirates World Series ring (Est: $150,000-$300,000)
• 1960 Roberto Clemente Pittsburgh Pirates World Series home uniform (Est. $250,000-$500,000)
• Roberto Clemente Gold Glove Awards: Seasons 1961, 1962, 1964, 1965, 1966, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1972 (Est. $50,000-$100,000 each)
• 1971 Roberto Clemente World Series Most Valuable Player award (Est. $50,000-$100,000)
• 1966 Roberto Clemente Pittsburgh Pirates professional model road jersey (MVP Season) (Est. $100,000-$200,000)
• Roberto Clemente Hall of Fame Induction Plaque (Est. $50,000-$75,000)
• Roberto Clemente 1971 Limited Edition Dodge Charger presented in honor of 1971 World Series MVP (Est. $50,000-$100,000)
• 1972 Roberto Clemente Pittsburgh Pirates professional model home uniform (Est. $50,000-$100,000)


Also included within the auction
PROMINENT MID-WESTERN COLLECTION
The collection was assembled over a number of years and will include numerous significant baseball items including game used baseball bats, autographed items, and high condition grade trading cards. The quality of materials with regard to condition grade and significance ranks among the finest of its type.

The collection was clearly assembled with a keen eye towards condition specimens and items which were considered among the very best within their particular category. Several highlights from the memorabilia portion of the collection include:
• Babe Ruth professional model baseball bat signed by Ruth and Lou Gehrig c.1933-34 (PSA/DNA 10) (Est. $300,000-$500,000)
• Lou Gehrig’s 1934 AL All-Star Team Pendant (Est. $50,000-$100,000)
• 1931 Babe Ruth autographed professional model baseball bat (Breslow Collecton) (Est. $150,000-$250,000)
• Joe DiMaggio professional model bat c.1940s (Rizzuto Collection, PSA/DNA 10) (Est. $50,000-$100,000)
• 1914 Ty Cobb autographed professional model baseball bat (Ed Maier Collection provenance, PSA/DNA 10) (Est. $100,000-$200,000)
• 1949 Jackie Robinson All-Star Game professional model baseball bat (PSA/DNA 10) (Est. $150,000-$250,000)
• Walter Johnson professional model baseball bat c.1920s (Est. $75,000-$150,000)
• Walter Johnson single signed baseball (1924 World Series Final Out/Walter Johnson Collection provenance) (Est. $75,000-$125,000)
• 5/24/1931 Babe Ruth autographed baseball attributed to 571st Home Run (Est. $50,000-$100,000)


Preview Exhibition and Free Appraisal Fair
MLB All-Star FanFest
Miami Beach Convention Center
Friday, July 7th – Monday, July 10th
9:00am – 8:00pm

Tuesday, July 11th
9:00am – 6:00pm


Auction Location
Miami Beach Convention Center
1901 Convention Center Dr
Miami Beach, FL 33139

Auction Time:
Session I
Monday, July 10th | Time TBD

Session II featuring the Roberto Clemente Collection
Tuesday, July 11th | Time TBD

Auctioneer:
Scott Foster

Bidding Inquiries:
Hunt Auctions
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