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Gibson items to be featured in Legendary Auctions live sale

Significant personal collections from two extremely important baseball figures will take center stage at the House of Blues on July 31 at 8:30 p.m. in Cleveland. Historically noteworthy items obtained directly from Hall of Fame pitcher Bob Gibson and from the family of 19th-century pitching sensation Bill Hoffer will be showcased in Legendary Auctions’ live auction.
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Significant personal collections from two extremely important baseball figures will take center stage at the House of Blues on July 31 at 8:30 p.m. in Cleveland. Historically noteworthy items obtained directly from Hall of Fame pitcher Bob Gibson and from the family of 19th-century pitching sensation Bill Hoffer will be showcased in Legendary Auctions’ live auction.

The sale will include 69 lots, with a portion of the proceeds from the auction benefiting the Baseball Assistance Team (B.A.T), Gibson’s charity of choice.

Doug Allen, president and CEO of Legendary Auctions, commented on the annual live sale that has been held for the past three years during the National Convention, without an official link to the show itself.

“There is the fact that these items have never been publicly sold. Gibson’s items come directly from him, and Hoffer’s treasures were safeguarded by his descendants for over a century. They represent the epitome of fresh hobby material and that is sure to drive spirited bidding,” he said.
Highlights of Legendary Auctions’ live auction include:

The Bob Gibson Collection
* 1968 National League MVP Award
– $50,000 minimum bid
* 1968 Cy Young Award – $25,000
* 1981 HOF Induction ring – $15,000
* 2006 Cardinals Series ring – $5,000
* Gibson’s personal HOF Plaque – $4,000
* 1959 Cardinals contract from his rookie
season – $4,000
* Game-used glove – $4,000
* Gibson’s “First ML Victory” game-used
ball, the only one he kept – $4,000
* 1968 Cardinals Contract – $3,000
* 1971 Gold Glove Award – $1,500

The Bill Hoffer Collection
* Circa 1895 Baltimore complete uniform
worn by Bill Hoffer – $10,000
* 1895 Baltimore pennant-winning game
ball inscribed by Hoffer – $5,000
* Hoffer’s circa 1895 Baltimore sweater
– $4,000
* Hoffer’s 1897 Baltimore player contract
signed by Ned Hanlon – $2,500
* 1895 Baltimore Base Ball Club
“Champions” Imperial Cabinet
team photo – $4,000

Additional Highlights
Other items to be offered in the Legendary Auctions sports event include:
* 1909 T206 White Border Honus Wagner
PSA Authentic – $75,000
* 1903 WS program at Boston – $40,000
* 1898 Boston Beaneaters Championship
Trophy presented to team captain Hugh
Duffy – $20,000
* Jackie Robinson 1950-56 H&B
game-used bat – $20,000
* Mickey Mantle’s signed and inscribed
535th home run ball – $15,000
* Roberto Clemente 1966 Pittsburgh
Pirates game-used road jersey and pants
– $15,000
* Mantle 1966 H&B game-used bat
graded MEARS A10 – $15,000
* Babe Ruth 1931 signed letter – $10,000
* 1950-51 “Toleteros” Josh Gibson PSA 7
– $10,000

For additional details or to pre-register to bid in the auction, call Legendary Auctions at (708) 889-9830 or go to the Legendary Auctions website at www.legendaryaucitons.com. u

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