Welcome to the online catalogue for the 2021 All-Star Live Auction. This exclusive auction will feature over 300 lots of vintage and modern baseball memorabilia and cards. The auctioneer generally sells 75 lots per hour in numerical order per the catalogue beginning at lot 1. The Live auction will begin at 11:00am MT/1:00pm ET on Tuesday, July 13th. The auction will take place at MLB PLAY BALL PARK in Denver, Colorado. There will be in-person bidding, see below for PLAY BALL PARK information
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Lots 1-8 originate from the personal collection of Eric McNair. McNair played
shortstop for several teams from 1929-42 including the Philadelphia Athletics. McNair
notably was also a member of the 1934 U.S. All-Star Team Tour of Japan in 1934 and was
elected to the Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame after his MLB career concluded. The offered
materials have been consigned directly by the McNair family and are being sold for the first
Lots 9-15 originate from the personal collection of Hall of Fame member, Joe Kelley. Kelley was one of the more prominent hitters of the late 19th and early 20th century finishing with a .317 career batting average. His highly respected leadership skills led him to be selected as the captain of the powerful Baltimore Orioles championship teams of the late 1890s. Teammate and Hall of Fame manager John McGraw remarked, "Joe had no prominent weakness. He was fast on the bases, could hit the ball hard, and was as graceful an outfielder as one would care to see." This succinct yet significant offering originates directly from the Kelley family with these materials being presented to the collecting public for the first time.
Lots 295-303 originate from the personal collection of a former MLB employee who obtained the materials directly from the family of Eddie Mathews. Mathews remains one of the most beloved sluggers in Braves' franchise history and a member of the hallowed 500 Home Run Club. The collection is small in quantity but very significant in quality highlighted by a superb professional model glove and Mathews home run crown award. Each item will be accompanied by a letter of provenance from the former MLB employee and are being offered for the first time publicly.
Lots 288-294 originate from former Cincinnati Reds All-Star outfielder and 1990 World Series Champion Eric Davis. Davis is widely regarded as one of the most dynamic players of his era who showcased five tool abilities which drew comparisons to Willie Mays. Davis earned two NL All- Star selections, two Silver Slugger awards, and two Gold Glove awards during his tenure with the Reds and was instrumental in the 1990 World Series championship sweep over the Oakland Athletics. We are very pleased to present these materials relating to one of the more exciting players of his generation being offered directly by Eric Davis for the first time publicly.
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