Hunt Auctions

256 Welsh Pool Rd., Exton, Pennsylvania 19341

About Auction House

Hunt Auctions prides itself as a company to be among the finest vintage sports memorabilia auctions in the country. For over 26 years we have exhibited great care in our selection of consignment and purchase materials to ensure the highest quality merchandise is made available to our bidders. Our prices realized are consistently among the leaders in the field and we are constantly exploring new avenues of advanced collecting to expose our bidders to new materials and expand the overall sports memorabilia marketplace.

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    Hunt Auctions and Christie’s To Offer a Collection of Never-Before-Seen Baseball Memorabilia

    On December 16th, 2020, Christie’s and Hunt Auctions will present a single-owner baseball collection that has remained “largely unknown” for over two decades. The auction will feature iconic players, teams, and moments of Major League Baseball from throughout the game’s history. The president of Hunt Auctions, David Hunt, confirmed that “a great number of the items within are being unveiled to the public for the very first time, including several which are the finest known examples of their medium.” Lou Gehrig with Babe Ruth. Image courtesy of Christie’s. When Lou Gehrig signed his first contract with the New York Yankees in April of 1923, little did he know that he would one day be known as the “Iron Horse” for his skill as a first baseman. His endeavors in baseball not only led the team to six World Series titles but also established a record for playing 2,130 consecutive professional baseball games. However, in June of 1939, Gehrig was diagnosed with a rare nervous system disorder, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). He had to retire the same year, ending the 2,130 game streak. Gehrig passed away from the disease in 1941. 1931 Lou Gehrig New York Yankees professional model home Jersey. Image courtesy of Christie’s. In this auction, a jersey worn by Gehrig throughout the 1931 season is among the key lots (estimate: USD 500,000 - $1,000,000). With his name stitched in red, this flannel piece leads the Home Plate: A Private Collection of Important Baseball Memorabilia event. Babe Ruth Boston Red Sox Era professional model baseball bat c. 1916-18.  Image courtesy of Christie’s. Almost ten years after his retirement, American baseball legend Babe Ruth was invited to swing the bat for a home run in the 1944 War Bond Game. While his first two swings hit the fence, the final swing hit the wall and cracked the bat. "Ole Babe doesn't have it anymore," Ruth remarked to the crowd. This baseball bat is available in the upcoming event (estimate: $500,000 - $1,000,000). The Boston Red Sox-era cracked bat carries a unique history. It was first used by Ruth in the…

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    August 2020 Premier

    Though there is a variety of sports memorabilia offered in the August 2020 Premier sale, presented by Hunt Auctions, the event is anchored by baseball items. Among the featured lots is a poster, issued in 1889, advertising the premium “Baseball Album” illustrations from Old Judge and Dogs Head cigarettes. The poster includes vignette images from four player pages, showing athletes such as John Ward and Cap Anson. Wollfers Auction Specimen (1992) says this copy of the poster is one of the finest known examples.  Other baseball items include an archive of images related to Jackie Robinson, with some photos showing the athlete both uniformed and in street clothes. Pictured in some of the images are boxing’s Joe Frazier, Joe Louis, and Muhammed Ali; baseball’s Willie Mays and Mickey Mantle (and other Hall of Famers); as well as a sequential series of photos showing Robinson stealing home base. Also of note is a Michael Jordan Birmingham Barons baseball road jersey. The jersey retains its original black on white tackle twill team name across the front with “45” below. It is autographed by Jordan. View any of these lots and register to bid on Invaluable.