The Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory Live Auction

Saturday, November 15th, 2014 at 11am ET
Location: Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory, Louisville, Kentucky

Welcome to the online catalogue. This exclusive Live Auction features 385 lots of historical memorabilia. All lots will be sold live and in person beginning at 11am on Saturday, November 15th ET. The auctioneer generally sells 100 lots per hour in numerical order per the catalogue.

The Live Auction is open for online pre-bidding until Friday, November 14th at 10pm 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 Please review the Bidding Instructions for a full explanation of the bidding procedures.

The Personal Collection of Charles "Kid" Nichols
Lots 9 - 12 originate from the personal collection of Hall of Fame pitcher Charles "Kid" Nichols. It is with extreme pride that we are pleased to present this incredible collection of artifacts from the notable 19th century pitcher, Kid Nichols. Nichols enjoyed a stellar career between 1890-1906 with the Boston Beaneaters, St. Louis Cardinals, and Philadelphia Phillies compiling a superb career record of 361-208. He is regarded as one of the greatest pitchers in the early period of baseball with an impressive ten consecutive seasons with 20 or more wins. This grouping of materials originates directly from the Nichols family and are being offered for the first time publicly. The scarcity and significance of the collection cannot be overstated numbering as one of only a scant handful of its type to have become available at public auction. We are honored to have been selected by the Nichols family to represent this historic offering and encourage all interested parties to take not of this truly unique collecting opportunity. Each lot within the Kid Nichols Collection will be accompanied by a Letter of Provenance from the Nichols Family..

The James H. Bready Collection
Lots 131-143 originate from the personal collection of James H. Bready (1919-2011). Bready was the author of 'The Home Team', a history of baseball, primarily professional, in Baltimore from 1858 to present, and 'Baseball in Baltimore' a history of baseball in Baltimore until 1900. He was an early member of SABR, member of the Oriole Advocates from inception (1960) until his death, and a recognized historian of the Orioles for several decades. Graduate of Haverford College in 1939, Master's Degree in History from Harvard University in 1940, a life-long newspaperman, starting as copy editor at Baltimore's 'The Evening Sun' in 1945, then general reporter, feature writer, and editorial writer from 1954-1986. He grew up in South New Jersey a fervent fan of the Athletics watching Babe Ruth and most of the American League stars in the late 1920-30s, and attended every opening day game of the Orioles from 1954 until his health ended the streak in 2009. Bready collected primarily Orioles related materials with a focus on vintage memorabilia and photography.. A large portion of the Bready Collection was donated to the Babe Ruth Museum after his passing with the intent to share the offered materials with the collecting public through an auction venue. The items are being offered for the first time publicly..

The Personal Collection of Dave 'Boo' Ferriss
Lots 251-268 originate from the personal collection of Dave 'Boo' Ferriss. Ferriss pitched for the Boston Red Sox between 1945-51 and then later served as a highly regarded coach for Delta State University. He is a member of the Mississippi State Sports Hall of Fame as well as the Boston Red Sox Hall of Fame. The offered materials were consigned directly by Dave Ferriss and will each include a letter of provenance.

The Collection of an Ohio Gentleman
Lots 213-235 were obtained by an Ohio gentleman during the 1940-50s era. In unison with a childhood friend who wrote to many Hall of Fame and star baseball players in the period (as offered within a previous Hunt Auctions sale) this particular collection stands out with relation to quality. Many of the signed pieces are among the highest condition grade of their medium including several pristine examples. The collection is being offered for the first time publicly with additional pieces to be sold within our upcoming Internet/Phone auctions.

The Property of a Minnesota Gentleman
Lots 321-345 originate from the personal collection of a Minnesota region collector. The grouping consists of game used materials acquired from primary sources in the period and includes numerous superb examples, some of which, are among the finest known of their type. The collection is being offered for the first time publicly with additional items to follow with our Internet/Phone auction platform.

Auction Preview
The Louisville Slugger Museum and Factory Thursday, November 13th 9am-5pm Friday, November 14th 9am-4pm

Auction Location:
Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory
800 West Main St.
Louisville, KY 55403

Auction Time:
Saturday, November 15th, 2014 at 11am ET

Scott Foster

Bidding Inquiries:
Hunt Auctions
256 Welsh Pool Road | Exton, PA 19341
Ph: 610.524.0822 | Fax: 610.524.0826 |