Welcome to the online catalogue for the September 17th, Minnie Minoso Collection Live Auction. This exclusive live auction features 423 live auction lots of historical memorabilia. Lots will be sold LIVE and in person beginning at 11:00am CT on Saturday, September 17th at U.S. Cellular Field, Upper Terrace, Chicago, Illinois. The auctioneer generally sells 100 lots per hour in numerical order per the catalogue. Online pre-bidding will close on Friday, September 16th at 9pm CT.
The Live Auction is open for online pre-bidding until Friday, September 16th at 9pm CT. High Bids & Ceiling Bids placed during the pre-bidding period will be executed competitively during the Live Auction. Additional arrangements for phone & absentee bidding are being accepted at 610.524.0822 or email@example.com. until Wednesday, September 14th at 4:00pm CT. Please review the Bidding Instructions for a full explanation of the bidding procedures.
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Minnie Minoso Collection
Lot numbers 53-185 originate from the personal collection of Orestes “Minnie” Minoso. The col- lection features a large selection from Minoso’s storied career, which began in the Cuban and Negro Leagues in the 1940s continuing with the Cleveland Indians and Chicago White Sox. Minoso was a seven-time American League All-Star and remains to date one of the most revered figures in White Sox franchise history, having his No. 9 retired in 1983. The items have been consigned directly by the Minoso family and are being offered for the first time publicly.
“We felt the timing was right to share some of our treasured memories with the devoted fans of the Chicago White Sox, a team that Minnie loved so dearly,” said Sharon Minoso, widow of Minnie Minoso. “We are so very grateful to the White Sox organization for hosting this event and are very glad to have the involvement of Chi- cago White Sox Charities. Our family felt there could be no other venue to hold such an auction as the team where Minnie called home for all of those cherished years.”
We are pleased to announce that a portion of the net proceeds from the Minoso Collection will benefit Chicago White Sox Charities. Each lot will be accompanied by a signed letter of provenance from the Minoso family.
Chicago White Sox Charities
(Lots 1-52) Chicago White Sox Charities (CWSC) was launched in 1990 to support the Chicagoland community. CWSC provides annual financial, in-kind and emotional support to hundreds of Chicago-based organizations, including those who lead the fight against cancer and are dedicated to improving the lives of Chicago’s youth through education and health and well- ness programs and offer support to children and families in crisis. In the past year, CWSC awarded $2 million in grants and other donations. Recent contributions moved the team’s non-profit arm to more than $25 million in cumulative giving since its inception in 1990. Additional information about CWSC is available at whitesoxcharities.org.
Jerome Holtzman Collection
Lot numbers 330-422 originate from the personal collection of legendary Hall of Fame sportswriter Jerome Holtzman. Born and raised in Chicago, Holtzman’s legacy spanned over 50 years starting as a copy boy with the Chicago Daily News in 1943. Widely regarded
as one of America’s foremost baseball writers it was said of him by Southern Humorist Lews Grizzard, “He never smiled, but he had the keys to Cooperstown. No major leaguer ever got into the Hall of Fame if Holtzman didn’t want him there.” Holtzman’s career continued with numerous prestigious accolades including receipt of the 1991 J.G. Taylor Spink Award and 1997 Red Smith Award. The items are being offered for the first time publicly and will continue with several additional offerings within our Fall Auction catalogues.
U.S. Cellular Field, Upper Terrace Room
333 West 35th Street
Chicago, Illinois 60616
U.S. Cellular Field, Upper Terrace Room
Wednesday, September 14th 5:40pm CT until end of 7th inning
Thursday, September 15th 11:40am CT until end of 7th inning
Friday, September 16th 10am-4pm CT
Saturday, September 17th 9am-11am CT
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