For collectors of sports items, the Ted Williams memorabilia collection is the sort of Holy Grail. If you’re one of them and would love to get your hands on some Babe Ruth autographed items in the Ted Williams memorabilia collection, make sure you don’t lose the Boston auction.
This Saturday, baseball and sports historians and fans alike are welcomed to take part at the Ted Williams memorabilia auction. About 800 items that belong to Ted Williams will be available for sale in the auction that will take place at Fenway Park in Boston. According to the organizers, expect to see some incredible memorabilia such as Babe Ruth’s Colossus of Clout.
The auction invite reads: “The live public auction consists of a large quantity of Williams’ personal items including his 1949 Most Valuable Player Award and his 1957 American League Batting Champion Silver Slugger Award”.
The Ted Williams memorabilia auction is organized by Hunt Auctions on the behalf of The Jimmy Fund, the charity that will receive most of the revenue obtained from the sales. The auctions house’s statement reads: “a portion of the proceeds from the sale of the auction will be donated to The Jimmy Fund, a prestigious Boston charity which is forever affiliated with Ted Williams, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and the Boston Red Sox”.
David Hunt, head of the Hunt Auctions, has high expectations for the coming event. He hopes that the incredible memorabilia will be enough to attract high stakes players to make the event unforgettable.
“When you get an event like this, emotional bidding becomes a very big factor. So if you get two or four or six parties that funds are not the concern, it can get very interesting very quick” said David Hunt who is taking care of the auction for Claudia Williams, the Red Sox legend’s daughter.
On the overall, David Hunt told USA Today he expects Saturday’s Ted Williams memorabilia auction to bring in revenues around $1-2 million. Except the house’s commission, the rest will go to The Jimmy Fund, an organization providing support for cancer adults since 1948. Throughout the years the organization raised $750 million and held about 585 events each year.