Heritage Auctions: The Stan Musial Collection, Results and Internet Auction

Consignments Wanted for the Heritage Auctions October Sports AuctionThe family of Hall of Famer and St. Louis Cardinals great Stan “The Man” Musial have chosen Heritage Auctions to offer The Stan Musial Collection, more than 500 lots of never-before-offered milestone game-used treasures, correspondence and mementos from Musial’s personal collection, as the centerpiece of our October Signature® catalog auction.

“Stan Musial was known as ‘Baseball’s Perfect Knight’ for good reason,” said Chris Ivy, Director of Sports Auctions at Heritage. “His incredible talent and humility on the field influenced his beloved status off, which endures to this day. His legacy will be celebrated in this auction and the top collectors will finally have a chance to acquire some of the things that meant the most to him from his storied career.”

Some of the Musial treasures that will be offered for the first time include, but are not limited to:

The Stan Musial Collection to be Offered at Heritage in OctoberMilestone baseballs including Musial’s 1,000th, 2000th and 3,200th hit baseballs; several rings including a 2004 St. Louis Cardinals National League Championship Ring presented to Musial; a 2006 St. Louis Cardinals World Series Ring presented to Musial and a 2011 St. Louis Cardinals World Series Ring presented to Musial./p>

Historic correspondence and autographs including: a Ty Cobb letter written to Musial on the subject of hitting; a Babe Ruth signed baseball personally given to Stan Musial as a minor leaguer; a Branch Rickey letter to Musial regarding his importance to baseball and many presidential items signed and personalized to Musial.

Important game-used gear will include Musial’s 1945 Navy baseball uniform as well as St. Louis Cardinals game-used material.

Sam Snead’s 1946 British Open Trophy Brings $262,900 In Our $4.4+ Million Sports Platinum Night Event

The Sam Snead Collection, consigned to auction by the son of the golf legend, electrified the audience at Heritage’s Aug. 1 Platinum Night Sports Auction from the first drop of the gavel, as Snead’s 1946 British Open Claret Jug soared out of the gate with a $262,900 price realized to lead the $4.5+ million event.

The first section of The Snead Collection saw record-breaking prices that pushed the night’s tally past $1.1M after just 14 lots of the 166 total lots offered in both the live auction and the non-floor session on Aug. 2.

“Our marketing department really came through for us with this collection,” said Chris Ivy, Director of Sports at Heritage Auctions. “We knew that the key to great prices for the Snead Collection was to blanket the golf press with news of the sale, and we now know effective that campaign has been.”

Snead's 1954 Masters Championship trophy

No fewer than four lots from the Snead Collection garnered six-figure results, the highest reserved for Snead’s Claret Jug, as mentioned above. Snead’s 1954 Masters Championship trophytrailed close behind at $191,200. Part Two of The Sam Snead Collection will appear in a specifically dedicated Sam Snead auction at Heritage on Nov. 22, 2013.

Challenging Snead for Platinum Night supremacy was a trio of game worn caps worn by the iconic Hall of Fame duo of Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig. The Iron Horse’s early 1930s Yankees modelcommanded a record $239,000, one of the highest prices ever paid for a baseball cap at auction.

 

Sunday Internet Auction Highlights

HA.com/Sports is the place to be every Sunday night for collectors of fine sports memorabilia and trading cards.

Over 100 lots will close to initial bidding at 10:00 PM CT. On a lot-by-lot basis, starting at 10:00 PM CT, any person who has bid on the lot previously may continue to bid on that lot until there are no more bids for 30 minutes. For example, if you bid on a lot during Normal Bidding, you could participate during Extended Bidding for that lot, but not on lots you did not bid on previously. If a bid was placed at 10:15, the new end time for that lot would become 10:45. If no other bids were placed before 10:45, the lot would close. If you are the high bidder on a lot, changing your bid will not extend the bidding during the 30 Minute Ending phase (only a bid from another bidder will extend bidding).

No other major sports memorabilia auction house provides its clientele this much bidding excitement. It’s just another reason why Heritage is the World’s Largest Collectibles Auctioneer.

Call or email today to discuss consigning your fine sport collectibles and trading cards to an upcoming Heritage auction.

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