July 7, 2012 11:22 AM
Baseball treasures stored away resurface for All-Star auction
A baseball autographed by the entire 1934 New York Yankees team was among the items people brought in to have appraised for FanFest's auction of baseball memorabilia.
Estimated value? $10,000.
The baseball had been handed down by a family since it was signed, said Jeremy Kraft of Hunt Auctions, Inc., which is coordinating the All-Star event. A brother and sister came in with their mother, he said; the ball had been stored away in a sock drawer since they were little.
Other highlights included a Babe Ruth photo signed by the Bambino himself to another ballplayer at the time and a collection of baseball cards, Kraft said.
The auction, which begins 10 a.m. Tuesday, also features collections of personal items from ballplayers Harmon Killebrew, Eddie Onslow and Jim Palmer, along with uniforms, photos and autographed memorabilia from eras past. Online pre-bidding is open and will be until 6 p.m. Monday.