While baseball memorabilia has gotten a lot of attention the past few months, basketball memorabilia – specifically game-used jerseys and championship rings – are about to take center stage. One of the most anticipated auctions of the year will finish up Sept. 7 in a live session- the 7th Annual Basketball Hall of Fame Induction Auction hosted by Grey Flannel Auctions at the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.
The 120-lot, high-end auction features some of the most desirable jerseys offered to date. Leading the way thus far are the 1991 All-Star Game-used jerseys of Magic Johnson and Michael Jordan. Both have opened at $25,000. Lots 1-9 in the auction were obtained in a 1991 NBA charity auction following the All-Star game to benefit “Operation Family Shield,” an organization in North Carolina that provided financial assistance for the families of reservists called for active duty and also helped the families from the six military bases in the state with members serving in the Gulf. Our Seventh Annual Basketball Hall of Fame Induction Auction is only a few short weeks away. We would like to remind you that this will be a very fast-paced live auction with each lot closing in succession beginning with lot number one at 1pm EST on Friday, September 7th. • If you have any questions concerning our bidding procedures, please contact us at (631) 288-7800 or firstname.lastname@example.org. • Upgrade to Premier Bidder status by contacting Debbie at (631) 288-7800 x223 or email@example.com • If you cannot attend our live auction in person, we highly suggest that you reserve a phone line with us. If you are truly interested in winning an item, please do not hesitate. Call T.J. Favilla at (631) 288-7800 x221 to reserve your phone lines ASAP as there are a limited number of lines available. • In order to take advantage of this call back service, you must place one bid on each lot that you would like a call back on. Call backs are on a strict first come, first serve basis and are filling up fast so call now and don’t risk getting shut out! • The absentee bidding portion for this sale is open (ends on 9/6/2012) • If you have any questions about our bidding procedures or any lot in this auction, please contact us at (631) 288-7800 or firstname.lastname@example.org.