Current Live Auction
2015 Live Auction at Louisville Slugger Museum and FactorySaturday, November 14th, 2015 at 11:00am ET
Location: Louisville Slugger Museum And Factory
Welcome to the online catalogue for the November 14th, 2015 Live Auction at Louisville Slugger Museum and Factory. This exclusive live auction features 376 live auction lots of historical memorabilia. Lots will be sold LIVE and in person beginning at 11:00am ET on Saturday, November 14th at the Louisville Slugger Museum and Factory in Louisville, Kentucky. The auctioneer generally sells 100 lots per hour in numerical order per the catalogue. Online pre-bidding will close on Friday, November 13th at 10pm ET.
The Live Auction is open for online pre-bidding until Friday, November 13th at 10pm ET. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. until Thursday, November 12th at 5:00pm ET. Please review the Bidding Instructions for a full explanation of the bidding procedures.
Interactive Online Bidding is being offered and is available to all registered Hunt Auctions bidders. This exciting new 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) $5,000 or higher, you will need to be preapproved as such.
The Joe Frazier Foundation
Proceeds from lot 42 will benefit the Joe Frazier Foundation. This lot is being offered on behalf of, The Legacy Exists. The organization was founded by the Frazier Family and supports the non-profit Joe Frazier Scholarship Fund. His main priority was to focus on the youth in Urban communities by urging extra-curricular activities as positive social impact. More information can be found at www.thelegacyexists.com
Roy Campanella Collection
Lot numbers 209-212 originate from the family of Roy Campanella. Campanella remains one of the most beloved figures in Dodgers franchise history whose career was tragically cut short but a terrible automobile accident. We have been privileged on several occasions over the years to offer materials from the Campanella collection with the following items being sold at auction for the first time.
Ted Williams Collection
Lots 220-230 originate from the Ted Williams Collection. Williams is widely regarded as the greatest batsman in Major League history holding numerous distinctive records and accomplishments to include (18) All-Star Game appearances, (6) AL batting Championships, Most Valuable Player for 1946 and 1949, Player of the Decade from 1951-60, .344 Career Batting Average, and an iconic .406 batting average in 1941. He is also arguably the greatest professional sports athlete in the storied history of the city of Boston playing his entire 22 year career with the Red Sox (1939-1960).
Fred Clarke Collection
Lot numbers 251-253 originate from the family of Fred Clarke. Clarke served as a player and manager of the Louisville Colonels and Pittsburgh Pirates for many years dating to the late 19th and early 20th century. He was elected to the Hall of Fame and is regarded as a seminal figure in the history of the Pittsburgh franchise. The offered materials originate directly from a member of the Clarke family and are being sold for the first time publicly.
John Maisch Collection
Lot numbers 271-279 originate from the personal collection of John Maisch who was employed with the Cincinnati Enquirer during the 1915-30s era. The offered materials were collected by Maisch during the time period and were retained within the family until their current offering.
Arthur Miller Collection
Lots 306-314 represent a collection of works by noted baseball artist Arthur K. Miller. Arthur K. Miller rates as one of the more highly lauded baseball portraiture artists of the modern era. Miller won several painting awards in high school and graduated with honors from New York Citys School of Visual Arts and afterwards opened a design studio in New York. His works have been exhibited at the National Baseball Hall of Fame as well as several other prestigious galleries across the country.
Jack Billingham Collection
Lot numbers 346-356 originate from the collection of former Major League pitcher Jack Billingham. Billingham played from 1968-1980 for the Houston Astros, Cincinnati Reds, and Detroit Tigers with a fine career record of 145-113. The offered materials were collected by Billingham during his playing career and are being offered for the first time at auction.