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The Golden Age of Baseball At Christie’s Auction

The Golden Age of Baseball

Christie’s New York is proud to present The Golden Age of Baseball, Selections from the National Pastime Museum: a two-day live auction event in October. The two sales – organized into memorabilia on October 19 and photography on October 20 – showcase a remarkable assemblage of over 450 lots of letters, contracts, memorabilia, game-used bats and a treasury of vintage baseball photography.

The Golden Age of Baseball
The Golden Age of Baseball

Highlights include some of the greatest artifacts relating to the Negro Leagues and its most celebrated stars including Satchel Paige, Josh Gibson and Sol White, among others. In addition, the collection includes notable pieces relating to Jackie Robinson, Shoeless Joe Jackson, Mike “King” Kelly, Christy Mathewson, Lou Gehrig and Babe Ruth.

The Golden Age of Baseball
The Golden Age of Baseball

There is something for just about everyone in terms of budget as there will be items with estimates starting at $300 to $500. On the other end of the spectrum, there is a “Shoeless” Joe Jackson bat that is expected to fetch $500,000 to $700,000.
In addition to the auction, the items in the collection will also be on display for the general public at Christie’s in Rockefeller Plaza on Oct. 13-15 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Oct. 16 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. and Oct. 17-18 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The Golden Age of Baseball
The Golden Age of Baseball

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Written by Slamchica

Aleksandra Arsenovic graduated with a degree in economics and has a master degree in tourism. Since she worked as a travel agent, she has traveled around the world and developed an interest in luxurious hotels and exotic destinations. As a big fashion fan, Aleksandra loves expensive and luxury fashion items. As an editor of Extravaganzi she shares her knowledge about travels, fashion and accessories.

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