2018 Live Auction at MLB All-Star FanFest

Monday, July 16th & Tuesday, July 17th

MLB All-Star FanFest at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center
801 Mt. Vernon Place NW
Washington, DC 20001

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Welcome to the online catalogue for the 2018 Live Auction at MLB All-Star FanFest. This exclusive live auction will feature over 1100 live auction lots of vintage and modern baseball memorabilia. The auctioneer generally sells 75 lots per hour in numerical order per the catalogue.

Online pre-bidding for all lots will close on Sunday, July 15th at 10:00pm ET. To register to phone bid during the Live Auction please call 610-524-0822 or email info@huntauctions.com.

Preview Exhibition and Free Appraisal Fair
MLB All-Star FanFest at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center
Friday, July 13th - Monday, July 16th | 9:00am - 8:00pm
Tuesday, July 17th | 9:00am - 7:00pm
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Interactive Online Bidding will be available to all registered Hunt Auctions bidders. This 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) totalling $5,000 or higher, you will need to be preapproved as such.

Photo File Archive of Historic Baseball Photography.
We are honored to present the Photo File Archive of Historic Baseball Photography, Lot 1-602. The collection is being unveiled publicly for the first time and is largely comprised of original baseball images from the period of 1910-1940 originating from the archives of The Ring Magazine. Founded in 1922 by Nat Fleischer, The Ring Magazine chronicled the golden age of boxing and in addition to other sports as the pre-eminent entertainment in the country during that time period. Since its inception in 1987, Photo File has developed into the premier representative agency for sports related photography in the country. Included within the collection are numerous master works from the greatest sports photographers of the era such as Charles Conlon, Louis Van Oeyen, and Paul Thompson. With regard to quality and quantity this significance of this particular collection cannot be overstated.

Since our very first sports auction in 1991, we have been privileged to handle many of the greatest photographic collections to have entered the hobby. The Photo File Archive Collection will undoubtedly take its place among the great baseball imagery offerings and we encourage interested parties to take note of this very special event.

The Personal Collection of Mel Ott
Lots 913-1039 originate from the personal collection of Mel Ott. Born in Gretna, Louisiana, just across the Mississippi River from New Orleans, Ott broke into into Major League Baseball at the young age of 17 as a phenom right out of high school. His impact was immediate as he developed into one of the most prolific power hitters in the 1920-30s era. Mel Ott lead the National League in home runs six different seasons and was selected as a member of the All-Star team 12 times. His career with the New York Giants lasted 21 seasons ending with a total of 511 home runs which at the time of his retirement was the highest total for any National League player. Ott is one of only six NL players to spend a 20+ year career with one team and his uniform number 4 was retired by the Giants franchise. He was elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1951. While Mel enjoyed the beginnings of a coaching and broadcasting career he tragically passed away in a horrible automobile accident in 1958 leaving the baseball family shocked and grieving. Mel Ott remains today one of most revered sluggers in the history of the game. The collection is being offered for the first time publicly directly by the Ott family. We are extremely honored to note that a portion of proceeds from the Ott Collection will benefit the Boys and Girls Clubs of Southeast Louisiana and the Mel Ott Park and Recreation Center. Please enjoy this very significant offering of materials from a true icon of the game, Mel Ott.

Auction Location
MLB All-Star FanFest at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center
801 Mt Vernon Place NW
Washington, DC 20001

Auction Time:
Session I Lots 1-602 Monday, July 16th | 10:00am ET
Session II Lots 603-End Tuesday, July 17th | 10:00am ET

Scott Foster

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