Welcome to the online catalogue. This exclusive Live Auction features over 400 lots of historical memorabilia. All lots will be sold live and in person beginning at 10am on Tuesday, July 15th CDT. The auctioneer generally sells 100 lots per hour in numerical order per the catalogue.
The Live Auction is open for online pre-bidding until Monday, July 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 email@example.com. Please review the Bidding Instructions for a full explanation of the bidding procedures.
Property from the collection of Walter "Newt" Joseph
Lots 65 - 69 originate from the personal collection of Walter Joseph. Joseph played in the Negro Leagues during the 1920-30s era primarily with the Kansas City Monarchs. The offered items are being sold for the first time publicly and includes several exceedingly rare and important panoramic photographs from the inaugural Negro League World Series in 1924.
The Joe McGrail Collection
Lot #s 160-172 originate from the personal collection of Joe McGrail who was the co-owner of the Linwood Grille at 69 Kilmarnock St (a block from Fenway Park). The Grille was a landmark destination for Bostonians from the late 1920s thru the mid 1970s. As documented from excerpts from the Boston Globe Carl Yastrzemski used to come in before home games for a steak, a beer, and a smoke. After a win Ted Williams used to plant himself on a stool at the end of the bar. There was a stool at one end of the bar that was reserved for Ted, whenever there was a home game. He spent a lot of time there because no one bothered him and his uncle, Sonny, made a very good steak dinner for him. Williams would visit the McGrail home in Brighton, MA for cookouts on a regular basis during the season. The collection represents a highly uncommon offering of directly sourced items from the family of a documented primary recipient. The items are being offered for the first time publicly and will include a letter of provenance from the McGrail family.
The Chris Short Collection
Lot #s 248-268 originate from the personal collection of Chris Short. Short was a standout pitcher for the Philadelphia Phillies from 1959-72 including two National League All-Star appearances. The left hander remains among the franchise leaders in numerous pitching categories inclusive of wins, strikeouts, complete games, and innings pitched. The items are being offered for the first time publicly directly from the family of Chris Short and will each include a letter of provenance.
The Jeff Torborg Collection
Lot #s 283-364 originate from the personal collection of Jeff Torborg. Mr. Torborg has been involved with Major League Baseball for fifty years beginning as a player with the Los Angeles Dodgers in 1964. Torborg enjoyed a successful ten year career as a catcher including Sandy Koufaxâ€™s perfect game in 1965 and Nolan Ryanâ€™s first no hitter in 1973. Subsequent to his playing career Mr. Torborg became a coach and eventually manager for several teams most notably with the Chicago White Sox in the late 1980s and early 1990s capturing the American League Manager of the Year award for 1990. Jeffâ€™s wide array of baseball experience at all facets of the game have allowed him to assemble an exceptional collection of baseball memorabilia relating to same. The offered items are being sold directly by Mr. Torborg for the first time publicly and will each include a letter of provenance.
The Mike Flanagan Collection
Lot #s 428-432 originate from the personal collection of former Baltimore Orioles pitcher Mike Flanagan. Flanagan played from 1975-1992 primarily for the Baltimore Orioles with 167 career victories and nearly 1,500 strikeouts. He was beloved as a member of the the 1979 AL Championship and the 1983 World Championship Orioles teams. Subsequent to his playing career Flanagan served as a pitching coach and then television color commentator for the team. The following items are being offered by the Flanagan family with the sincere wish that his many Orioles fans will cherish them as they , and Mike, did as well. Each item will include a letter of provenance from the Flanagan family. A portion of the auction proceeds will benefit the Adolescent Depression Awareness Program in the Johns Hopkins Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences.
The Minneapolis Convention Center
July 11th through Monday July 14th 9am-8pm CDT
Minneapolis Convention Center
1301 Second Avenue
South Minneapolis, MN 55403
Tuesday, July 15th, 2014 at 10am CDT
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