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MEARS Auction of Memorabilia and More Ends September 2, 2017 – Featuring JFK, Pie Traynor Goodwill Bat and More

MEARS Memorial Day Celebration Auction Ends Saturday May 30thMEARS Auctions launches there September 2, 2017 auction.  As tradition dictates, we are offering a large selection of items than span all collectors’ budgets and tastes highlighted by JFK, Pie Traynor Goodwill Bat, Pop Con 2017 & More. Lots may be viewed and or to register go to Hundreds of items including autographs, memorabilia and game used items! 

For our current auction which ends Saturday, September 2nd, 2017, MEARS Auctions is featuring a long time John F. Kennedy & Family collection which includes the finest / earliest known autographed passport photo. The Kennedy collection also includes campaign posters of JFK, Robert, and Teddy with many rare regional issues. Pinback buttons and other memorabilia round out the offerings.


Keeping with the MEARS tradition, we have over 260+ bats, including the 1926-1934 Pie Traynor “Goodwill Find” bat. Read more about it in the links below.


Game Used Bats

Game Worn Jerseys

Additional Items

As the hobby continues to grow, there are parts of it that are getting “too big”.  It was my belief that nothing beats meeting a customer/dealer in person, examining their merchandise, and gathering in an intimate setting to tell hobby “war stories” and talk about the good ole’ days. The commercial nature of the big mega shows certainly has an appeal to the masses, but I have heard time and time again that collectors long for the days of a more intimate venue for a show.

After listening to my customers and strongly sharing the exact same sentiments, MEARS Auctions has launched Pop Con Milwaukee. Our current press release summarized what the show is all about. Based on the amount of hobby support we receive, the show can grow to capture everything that our customers have asked for.

Pop Con Milwaukee, November 4th-5th, 2017 – Pop Con Milwaukee 2017

Coming off the huge success of last year’s Inaugural event, this year’s Pop Con is poised to become the most fan friendly convention in the Midwest. Carroll Spinney (Bird Bird), Jim Steranko (Legendary Comic Artist), and scores of actors, artists, and unique vendors helped us launch last year’s first annual event.

This year, Sam Jones (Flash Gordon), Pete Rose (All Time Hit King), John Schneider (Dukes of Hazard), Burt Ward (Robin), Lee Meriwether (Catwoman), Danny Seagren (Electric Company Spiderman), Jackson Bostwick (Captain Marvel), and Lydia Green (Ewok Empire Strikes Back) are our featured celebrity guests. Legendary artist Mike Grell and Arvell Jones will be on hand to create original art for their fans, sign autographs, and curate a collection of original art done for the MEARS Pop Culture Gallery which specialized on 1960/70s Super Heroes. Lilith Lovecraft & Dr. Destruction will be our horror host MC’s.

Times, autograph prices, and photo op information will soon be posted on the website.

Vendors will include artists, autograph dealers, breweriana, sports memorabilia, comic, prints, toys, movie posters, mixed media, Victorian mourning inspired art, Remind Magazine, Verizon Wireless, cartoonist, Live Pod cast, sculptures, EX Energy Drink, R2-D2 Builders Club, and the Graveyard Records & Movie Maniacs Memorial sale in honor of the late Pop Con Milwaukee co-founder Dave Curtis. Cosplay, photos ops, guest panels, and much more will be offered at the event.

For those interested in selling, limited booth spaces remain. For this year, we have posted a map of the room with table numbers. Dealers get to pick their own spaces. Prices range from $25.00 – $75.00. Spots are filling up fast and are being offered on a first come, first served basis.

Registration information can be found at Pop Con Regisration Info

Set up is Friday, November 3rd, 2017 only with move in starting at 12:00 PM (noon). NOTE: Vendors choosing the Concourse room will be available to set up at 6:00 PM CST.

When asked about Pop Con 2017, founder Troy R. Kinunen replied “I am looking forward to witnessing the positive interaction of our growing fan base with the diverse personality and achievements of the celebrities in attendance and sharing the overall experience with the quality vendors which will be exhibiting their goods. Pop Con has created an intimate setting where collectors, dealers, and celebrities can meet. This is a throwback concept which embraces the “Good Ole Days” of collecting before the age of the internet. ”

Hosted at Crowne the Plaza Hotel and Convention Center, located at 6401 South 13th Street, Milwaukee, WI 53221.The event will take place Saturday,  November 4th (10:00 AM – 6:00 PM CST) and Sunday, November 5th (10:00 AM – 3:00 PM CST.

Questions may be directed to Troy R. Kinunen at (414)-828-9990 or email

About MEARS Auctions
MEARS Auctions is an internet based sales venue that operates out the 15,000 square foot MEARS Corporate Research and Conference Center located in South Milwaukee, Wisconsin. As a separate division within the MEARS structure, we can focus almost exclusively on obtaining and offering unique and quality sports, pop culture, and Americana memorabilia for your consideration.

Our auction cycle, combining both large and small events, allows us to ensure that we can offer something to all collectors, no matter their personal interests or budget. We do all this with the same level of commitment and integrity that collectors have become accustomed to associating with the MEARS name.

Bid, view items, register and consign to MEARS Auctions by visiting our web site at

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