Cunard offers exclusive auction exhibition of sports memorabilia on Queen Mary 2 voyage
Luxury cruise line Cunard and celebrity auction house Julien’s Auctions will undoubtedly be offering a special auction exhibition of Sports Legends Memorabilia onboard Queen Mary 2 Transatlantic Crossing, from NY to Southampton, England, September 15-22, 2019. The auction exhibition shall feature coveted sports collectables including American baseball legend Babe Ruth’s Brooklyn Dodgers coaching uniform from the 1938 season.
Julien’s Auctions’ highly anticipated sports auction event shall offer 350 pieces from the private collection, amassed over 30 years, thursday and can happen on, November 14, at the typical Oil Building in Beverly Hills and live online at juliensauctions.com. This multi-volume catalog set includes a signed baseball from Joe DiMaggio and Marilyn Monroe also, five Babe Ruth single-signed baseballs and a set of Muhammad Ali boxing shorts from 1980 with a handwritten message from Ali.
Guests on Queen Mary 2’s seven-night Transatlantic Crossing, Sept 15-22, will love:
• An everyday, rotating exhibit with highlights from the collection
• November general auction
&bull exclusive possibility to bid on choice items before the; Q&A with Brett Hughes of Julien’s Auctions and Collector Dr. Goodman Espy
“Julien’s Auctions brings exclusive events to your guests onboard furthering our mission of fabricating lasting memories for the passengers,” said Josh Leibowitz, SVP Cunard THE UNITED STATES. “It’ll be a thrill for Queen Mary 2 passengers to see close up famed sports memorabilia from the greats such as for example Babe Ruth and Muhammad Ali.”
Highlights of the auction include:
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• Brooklyn Dodgers Babe Ruth uniform worn by Ruth through the 1938 season (estimate: $300,000-$500,000)
• Baseball signed by Joe DiMaggio and Marilyn Monroe throughout their marriage (estimate: $100,000-$200,000)
• Five Babe Ruth single-signed baseballs, two which come in near perfect condition (estimate: $40,000-$60,000)
• 1980 Muhammad Ali boxing shorts with a handwritten message from Ali (estimate: $20,000-$40,000)
• Charlie Gehringer jersey worn by him through the 1934 U.S. tour of Japan (estimate: $100,000-$200,000)
• Mickey Mantle NY Yankees Jersey worn by him in a 1960 game (estimate: $60,000-$80,000)
• Lou Gehrig’s 1933 Major League Baseball contract, signed by Gehrig, club President Jacob Yankee&rsquo and Ruppert;s General Manager E.G. Barrow (estimate: $80,000-$120,000)
• Lou Gehrig signed Goudey card from 1934 (estimate: $30,000-$60,000)
• NY Mets Manager Casey Stengel’s 1962 pinstriped home coaching jersey (estimate: $40,000-$60,000)
• Hank Aaron 1974 Atlanta Braves jersey, retired by the Atlanta Braves and Milwaukee Brewers (estimate: $60,000-$80,000)
The top item in the sale, Babe Ruth’s coaching jersey, is area of the fastest growing alternative investment sector in the auction world; recently, a Babe Ruth NY Yankees road jersey sold for $5.64 million.
“These things represent the ambitions and dreams of the sportsmen who captured the hearts of millions,” said Brett Hughes, Managing Director of Global Sports for Julien’s Auctions. “To possess these items is a dream become a reality for the lucky buyers doubtless. For true fans, the worthiness of every complete lot is beyond price and can turn into a family heirloom.”
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