SCP Auctions, a leader in auctions and private sales of important sports memorabilia and cards, has purchased a Hank Aaron’s game-worn and autographed Milwaukee Braves rookie jersey for $167,300 on behalf of a private buyer, it was announced. “This is a monumental piece of baseball memorabilia, and we are proud to have been a part of the purchase on behalf of our client,” said David Kohler, president of SCP Auctions. “Considering Aaron’s stature not only in baseball but in American history, and the fact that this is one of the first uniforms he ever wore, this really is a rare and prized piece.”
Aaron broke Babe Ruth’s career home-run mark and was the all-time major league leader with 755 until Barry Bonds established the record with 762. Sheer ability, consistency and resilience were the earmarks of Aaron’s prolific career. For 20 consecutive seasons he totaled more than 20 home runs; 15 times topping the 30-homer mark, and eight times he walloped 40 or more. As Aaron biographer Lonnie Wheeler wrote, “(Hank) Aaron’s excellence was not expelled in blinding bursts of energy, but rather played out, patiently and inexorably, over a whole generation.”
SCP Auctions, Inc. has been a leader in brokering and auctions of important sports memorabilia and cards since 1979. The Southern California based firm conducts online auctions 3 times a year. SCP Auctions has handled some of the most significant individual items and prominent collections in their field, such as the record-setting sale of Babe Ruth’s bat used to hit the first home run in Yankee Stadium ($1.265 million), the original 1919 Contract of Sale of Babe Ruth from the Red Sox to the Yankees ($996,000), and the estate collections of Hall of Famers such as Honus Wagner, Tony Lazzeri, Bob Cousy, Wilt Chamberlain, Casey Stengel, Pee Wee Reese, and Ernie Banks.
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