Lots 1-446 Close Tonight In Session 1 Of Legendary’s August 26-27 Auction Event

Only today and tomorrow remain for the Legendary August 26-27 Auction of Exceptional Sports Memorabilia and Select Americana! Lots 1-446 close tonight! Initial bids for those Lots must be placed by 9 pm CT. Including the final selections from the collections of Hall of Famer Bob Gibson and 19th century player Bill Hoffer.  The sale features over 1,000 lots of high-end Sports and Americana items and offers a selection of material sure to appeal to a wide range of collectors. Phone and internet bidding for lots 1–446 concludes tonight!

According to Doug Allen, CEO and president of Legendary Auctions, some of the items expected to generate the greatest demand originate from the personal collections of Bob Gibson and 19th century player Bill Hoffer. The Bob Gibson Collection was consigned directly by Gibson, and the Bill Hoffer items emanate from Hoffer’s family. Recently, at Legendary Auctions Live Sports sale, a Hoffer uniform set a new record for a non-Hall of Fame player jersey, and several of the Gibson items hit six figures. “Obviously, saying that the items from these two collections did well is an understatement,” said Allen. “We expect there to be considerable bidding interest in the additional lots from these collections – nearly 100 of them – that will be featured in our August event.”

 Also expected to attract significant auction attention are vintage baseball cards, an unbelievable Mickey Mantle game used glove, an assortment of high-end collectibles from sports other than baseball and non-sports cards. “Despite the challenging economy, we have found that solid material is still drawing collectors into the action,” said Allen. “Our latest Live Sports Auction was evidence that if you give collectors what they want, they will come.”

Please note: If you already have a Mastro Auctions bidder account, you are automatically registered for all Legendary Auctions. Your Mastro Auctions Username and Password will allow you to log in and participate in this auction at legendaryauctions.com or by calling (708) 889-9380.