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Legendary Auctions To sell Treasured Michigan Hall Of Fame Plaques

Legendary Auctions, a leading Sports and American auction house will offer collectors a unique opportunity to own a treasured piece of baseball history.  The auction house will offer a one-time sale of the Michigan Sports Hall of Fame (MSHOF) bronze plaques of diamond legends in their June sales events. Bidding in the auction, which will be conducted online or over the phone, will begin on June 15 and conclude on June 24 and 25. The plaques available will include those of a Who’s Who of baseball including all-time Detroit Tiger great’s Ty Cobb; Al Kaline; Charlie Gehringer and Hank Greenberg.

The decision to make the plaques available to collectors is rooted in MSHOF’s mission to develop a permanent interactive sports experience that will showcase a new form of recognition of the honorees. The accomplishments of the HOF inductees will come to life through state-of-the-art, web-enabled multi-media content from extensive searchable archives complete with photos, news articles, audio and video highlights. The new sports experience will include the latest social media connections allowing fans to document their visit.
 
The Michigan Sports Hall of Fame Board of Directors and a variety of members of the Hall have researched the latest industry data and studies on sports history facilities, and have determined that future visitors will demand a rich and entertaining experience that 50 words on a plaque unfortunately cannot adequately deliver. So while MSHOF makes room for the new, they are confident they will find new homes for the treasured plaques among those who value the old.
 
 “We believe that collectors will be extremely interested in purchasing these one-of-a-kind historical sporting treasures,” said Doug Allen, president, Legendary Auctions. “In fact, it is exactly this kind of rarity that gets the bidding blood of our collectors pumping. The chance to own something this unique is sure to capture considerable auction attention.”
 
A complete list of plaques available in the Legendary Auctions’ June sale includes:
Jim Abbott                                                                                     Sparky Anderson
Tommy Bridges                                                                             Gates Brown
Jim Bunning                                                                                   Norm Cash
Ty Cobb                                                                                         Mickey Cochrane
Sam Crawford                                                                                Kiki Cuyler
Bill Freehan                                                                                    Charlie Gehringer
Kirk Gibson                                                                                    Goose Goslin
Hank Greenberg                                                                            Ernie Harwell
Harry Heilmann                                                                             John Hiller   
Willie Horton                                                                                 Hugh Jennings
Jim Kaat                                                                                          Al Kaline
George Kell                                                                                    Harvey Kuenn
Mickey Lolich                                                                                Heinie Manush
Dick McAuliffe                                                                              Charlie Maxwell
Denny McClain                                                                             Barney McCoskey
Jack Morris                                                                                    George Mullin
Hal Newhouser                                                                              Jim Northrup
Lance Parrish                                                                                 Billy Pierce
Branch Rickey                                                                               Robin Roberts
Billy Rogell                                                                                     Schoolboy Rowe
George Sisler                                                                                  Mickey Stanley
Turkey Stearnes                                                                            Frank Tanana
Alan Trammell                                                                               Virgil Trucks
Vic Wertz                                                                                        Lou Whitaker
Rudy York
 
The opportunity to purchase the baseball plaques will be the first in series of periodic and themed auctions from the MSHOF and Legendary Auctions.  Future MHSOF auctions may include Hall member plaques from Detroit’s other pro sports teams, Olympic-sport athletes, boxing or other themes. For more information on the auction or to pre-register for an auction catalog, call 708-889-9380 or go to www.legendaryauctions.com.
 
About Legendary Auctions
Legendary Auctions, headquartered in Lansing, IL, is a premier auction house that specializes in bringing the finest Sports and Americana memorabilia to the collecting public. During the past decade, the company’s principals have managed the sale of over $300 million in historical collectibles and overseen the auction of newsworthy items such as the most expensive baseball card sold publicly, the “Bartman” baseball, Joe DiMaggio’s 56-game hitting streak bat, Mickey Mantle’s 1961 61 home run season jersey, and the bus on which Rosa Parks refused to surrender her seat. Legendary Auctions conducts several sales annually in a combination of phone/internet and live auction events.

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