2005 Major League Baseball All Star Live Auction
|July 12, 2005
|TO BE HELD AT John Hancock All Star FanFest at Detroit's Cobo Center
|Terms of Sale|
| 1. This is a catalogued auction, and unless otherwise announced by the
auctioneer all items will be offered per numbered lot as they are listed
in the catalog. An estimated price for each lot is offered in bold type and
is to be used as a guideline only as they do not necessarily reflect actual
values, nor do they necessarily reflect any minimum or reserve bids.
Condition grading is offered only as a convenience to customers.
2. Hunt Auctions, Inc. guarantees, for sixty (60) days, the authenticity of
each item in this auction only to the extent of the written description
per lot in our catalogue. The description guarantee however, does not
extend to the condition grading of any item due to the subjective nature
of such evaluations. In regard to autographed materials we advise that
interested bidders utilize the color photography in the
catalogue to consult with autograph experts of their choice before
bidding as we will not accept a return based upon a verbal opinion or
rejection of authenticity but rather we will require a written letter of
rejection which must include a factual based opinion. We then reserve
the right to consult with another respected third party authenticator to
settle the dispute if necessary. All announcements on the day of the auction
shall take precedent over previous statements either implied or
written. Authenticity disputes must include the return of the disputed
merchandise and must be executed within sixty (60) days from the date
of the auction with no exceptions.
3. A premium of ten (10%) percent will be added to the successful
bid price and is payable by the purchaser as part of the total purchase price.
4. The highest bidder acknowledged by the auctioneer will be the
purchaser. In the event of any dispute among bidders, or any other issue with
respect to the highest bid or the validity of a bid, Hunt Auctions, Inc. has the
final discretion and may reoffer and resell any lots or take whatever actions they
deem necessary to settle said dispute. In the event of any dispute after the sale
Hunt Auctions, Inc. record of final sale shall be conclusive.
5. The auctioneer reserves the right to reject any bid or raise which, in the
auctioneer’s opinion, is not commensurate with the value of the lot
being offered or which may have a detrimental effect on the lot
in question or the auction as a whole.
| 6. Hunt Auctions, Inc., reserves the right to withdraw any lot at any time
prior to the auction and assumes no liability for such withdrawal.
7. Absentee and phone bids will be executed as a convenience to
customers, but the auction company will not be held responsible for
any failures, or errors or omissions in the execution of such bids.
All absentee or phone bids must be submitted within the guidelines
of this auction.
8. Title of each lot passes when the auctioneer says “SOLD.” Thereafter
any loss by fire, theft, breakage or any other cause is the sole
responsibility of the purchaser. If Hunt Auction, Inc. packs or
transports the lot, or any portion thereof, it is fully at the risk and
responsibility of the purchaser and Hunt Auctions, Inc. shall not be
liable for any loss or damage that they, or any of their employees,
9. Six percent (6%) MI state sales tax is applicable to all purchases. Tax exempt
bidders must have a valid sales tax exemption number on file with Hunt
10. Payment in the form of cash, traveler's checks, certified funds or
pre-approved checks ONLY. All items purchased must be paid for in
full before items are handed over to the purchaser. Hunt Auctions, Inc.
reserves the right to hold merchandise until payment is qualified. Hunt
Auctions, Inc. reserves the right to collect unpaid past due invoices in
any manner including but not limited to charging the
bidder’s credit card on file. In case of unpaid past due invoices that are
overdue by (45) days or more Hunt Auctions, Inc. will charge
a reasonable interest rate based on the prime rate until such payment is
received. Should legal action be required to collect unpaid balances
the bidder will be responsible for reasonable attorney’s fees and
related court costs. In addition, Hunt Auctions, Inc. reserves the
right to re-sell any merchandise whose balance due is unpaid after
(45) days with the bidder responsible for any losses incurred by
Hunt Auctions, Inc.
Credit cards not accepted for auction payment.
PR — Poor
GD — Good
VG — Very Good
EX — Excellent
NM — Near Mint
MT — Mint
NOTE: If an item has a multiple grade such as VG-EX,
then that item falls somewhere in between those two conditions.
c.—circa (dating within 10 years)
Clubhouse—Signed by team employee, NOT the player
|DIRECTIONS to the INN AT CHESTER SPRINGS
To be held at the Inn at Chester Springs Hotel & Conference Center
on Rt. 100 Exton, PA.
(One mile south of Exit 312–Pa. Tpk., 30 miles west of Philadelphia). Call the hotel at 610-363-1100 and mention Hunt Auctions for a special room rate.
Take PA Turnpike to Exit 312 Downingtown
Follow Rt. 100 South for one mile to intersection of Rt. 113
Follow Rt. 100 South straight and look for
The Inn at Chester Springs on left — AUCTION SIGNS POSTED
Directions from the Philadelphia International Airport: Follow I-95 South
to I-476 North via exit 7 toward Plymouth Meeting. Merge onto I-76 West
(PA Turnpike) via exit 16B. Follow directions as listed above.
|ALL ABSENTEE BIDS AND TELEPHONE ARRANGEMENTS MUST BE MADE
PRIOR TO JULY 10TH AT 5:00 P.M. EST.|
| LIVE BIDDING
Bidders participating live and in person may register upon arrival. If not
already on file, tax exempt bidders must provide a valid resale certificate
upon registration. To remove items onsite, bidders must pay with cash,
traveler's checks, or certified funds. Bidders known to Hunt Auctions, Inc.
may pay with a personal check and remove merchandise at the discretion of
Hunt Auctions, Inc. Bidders unknown to Hunt Auctions, Inc. who wish to
pay with non-guaranteed funds (personal or business check) must provide
a letter of credit from their bank prior to the auction.
Bidders not attending the auction may choose to place ceiling or max
bids to be executed by Hunt Auctions, Inc. All bids are held in strict
confidence and are executed competitively against other live and
absentee bidders and are bid with the intention of securing the lot at
the lowest possible amount up to and including the bid amount. For example,
if you leave a $1,000.00 bid on a lot and the lot brings $425 at auction,
you will be the winning bidder at $425. If several absentee bids are left
on a particular lot, the auctioneer will open the bidding
one increment above the second highest ceiling bid. For example, if the
highest bid left is $500, and the second highest $100, the bidding will open
Absentee bids may be either mailed or faxed to 610-524-0826 using the
form provided. To submit bids online through the Hunt Auctions
website, go to www.huntauctions.com and click on "Current Live
Auction." You may choose to search the catalogue, or view items
in lots of 100. To leave an absentee bid, click "place a bid," enter your
ceiling bid amount and click "Continue" to place multiple bids per sheet, or click
"Go to Bid Sheet" to complete the registration form. It is not possible
to bid online during the auction.
All bids will be rounded to the nearest $5.00-$10.00 increment. In the case
of tie bids, the first bid placed will be given priority. You will not be
notified if you have been outbid via a left ceiling bid.
Bidders interested in participating live over the telephone with a Hunt
Auctions, Inc. representative are encouraged to reserve phone lines
early at 610-524-0822. A limited number of lines are available per lot on a
first come first serve basis. Live phone bids are available only on lots with a
low estimate of $300.00 or higher. Please note that we will not be
able to accommodate additional phone bid requests the day of
| BID INCREMENTS
Bidding increments are at the discretion of the auctioneer. Opening
bids will be determined based on the absentee bids received prior to the sale
(see section on absentee bidding). As a general guideline, bidding will occur
in increments of approximately 10%.
All absentee/phone bidders are strongly encouraged to solicit further information
about specific lots before bidding. Hunt Auctions, Inc.
representatives are available to answer questions over the telephone and by
email until July 8, 2005. Additional images may
be provided upon request via mail, fax, and email up until the Monday before the auction. While we guarantee the
authenticity of each item for sixty (60) days, we will not accept returns
based on condition due to the subjective nature of such
evaluations. Any questions or concerns regarding the condition of
specific lots must be addressed prior to the sale.
Shipping, handling, and insurance for all absentee bid/phone items are the
responsibility of the winning bidder. Items are packaged and shipped via
UPS Ground by an independent shipper contracted by Hunt Auctions, Inc.
Shipment will occur 7-10 days after funds have been received and cleared.
Shipping estimates may be provided upon request before the auction.
Payment is due immediately upon receipt of invoice in the form of cash,
traveler's check, money order, personal check, wire transfer, or certified
funds. No credit cards accepted. Unless previously known to Hunt
Auctions, Inc., personal checks will be held for 10 business days. Any
bidder with an outstanding invoice beyond 30 days will have future
bidding privileges suspended.