BOSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Invaluable, the world’s largest online live auction marketplace, today announced a new partnership with Hunt Auctions to offer online bidding on the 10th Annual Live Auction at the T-Mobile All-Star FanFest® taking place at 10am CDT on July 15, 2014. The sale will feature more than 450 lots of rare and iconic baseball memorabilia, and bidders can view the full collection on Invaluable.com and bid online in real-time during the live auction.
“The live auction during baseball’s Midsummer Classic is one of the most exciting sports memorabilia auctions of the year, and we’re extremely proud to be the exclusive online bidding partner of Hunt Auctions to bring this amazing merchandise to bidders around the world,” said Rob Weisberg, Invaluable CEO. “We know our user base of sports fans and collectors will love having the ability to participate in this iconic sale, even if they’re not able to attend in person.”
A Lou Gehrig autographed baseball mitt c.1935 will headline the live auction, along with a Roy Campanella Hall of Fame induction ring and a Jackie Robinson bat, both estimated at $50,000-$100,000. An Al Newhouser American League Most Valuable Player Award for the 1944 and 1945 seasons is expected to realize $50,000 - $75,000.
The auction will also feature a large number of items related to the career of star players from the Minnesota Twins® franchise. A 1988 Harmon Killebrew “Babe Ruth Crown” for career achievement is estimated to sell for $40,000-$60,000. A rare 1958 Harmon Killebrew Washington Senators™ professional model home jersey is estimated to realize $30,000-$40,000 and professional model jerseys from Minnesota Twins® Kirby Puckett (1991) and Rod Carew (1978) are each expected to sell for $7,500-$10,000.
Additional lots of note that are up for sale as part of the auction include Mike Flanagan’s 1979 Cy Young Award which is estimated at $30,000-$50,000, a Sandy Koufax Perfect Game autographed game used baseball from Sept. 9, 1965 which is expected to realize $10,000-$15,000 and two scarce 1924 Inaugural Negro League World Series photos which are estimated at $10,000-$20,000 each.
“We are thrilled and honored to conduct the live auction at T-Mobile All-Star FanFest® marking our tenth year,” said David Hunt, president of Hunt Auctions. “We’re excited to be partnering with Invaluable to offer online bidding to expand the reach of this annual auction to passionate collectors of sports memorabilia around the globe.”
For more information and to view the fully illustrated catalog and to bid online in the upcoming live auction through Hunt Auctions, please visit Invaluable.com.
Invaluable is the world’s largest online live auction marketplace, featuring a live online bidding platform that allows collectors and dealers to bid in real-time in premiere auctions held around the world. As the leading developer of SaaS and e-commerce applications for the auction industry, Invaluable provides auctioneers with marketing and e-commerce solutions across Invaluable and AuctionZip web properties, as well as access to RFC Systems, the company’s auction management software. Invaluable’s best-in-class historical price database includes more than 58 million complete auction results, totaling more than $204 billion in value. Founded in 1989 in Boston, Invaluable also has offices in Pennsylvania and the United Kingdom. For more information, visit www.Invaluable.com.
About Hunt Auctions
Exton, Pennsylvania based Hunt Auctions has been a leader in the sports memorabilia auction industry for 21 years. Numerous former players and their families have trusted their collections with Hunt Auctions including Ted Williams (HOF), Joe DiMaggio (HOF), Whitey Ford (HOF), Curt Flood, Leo Durocher (HOF), Robin Roberts (HOF), Earl Weaver (HOF), Commissioner Bowie Kuhn (HOF), Warren Spahn (HOF), Johnny Unitas (HOF), Clem Labine, Mickey Vernon, Jake Pitler, Thurman Munson, Roy Campanella (HOF), Harmon Killebrew (HOF), Bill Mazeroski (HOF), Bucky Walters, Walter Johnson (HOF), Bill McKechnie (HOF), Willie Mosconi, and Norm Van Brocklin (HOF). Hunt Auctions is also the Official Auction Company of Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory and the Official Auctioneer of T-Mobile All-Star FanFest®. Hunt Auctions has worked with numerous institutions to include: The National Football League, Philadelphia Phillies®, Pittsburgh Pirates®, Baltimore Orioles®, Negro Leagues Baseball Museum, National Baseball Hall of Fame, Chicago Bulls, National Italian American Sports Hall of Fame, and Baseball Assistance Team.