My pickups from the estate sale of a Royals superfan.
As someone that has viewed a lot of collections, it takes some level of greatness to impress me. So when several people told me that I just HAD to see this collection, I agreed to look at it, not really expecting much. I will say, once I laid eyes on it, I was just in awe. I can't do it justice in words, as I'm sure it will sound like exaggeration and hyperbole. Easily 300+ autographed bats and 1000+ autographed balls, mostly of George Brett, Frank White, Mike Sweeney, and Billy Butler, but a nice mix of other HOFers too, and Buck O'Neill items, also. I only won 14 out of about 950 lots that were auctioned. And here is the best of what I got. So MUCH MORE escaped me. ...
Limited to 175, Brett bobblehead with 1985 Game 7 scoreboard, autographed.
Royals mini helmet in display case, autographed.
Some strange choices to include in this giant display, but the oddball pins, buttons, and tickets were what I wanted most. I will likely curate some of this and replace them with a better selection of cards.
Ticket for the game when Brett got his 3000th hit, and stub from last home game were among the items in the display.
2 more 3000th hit tickets, autographed, one sloppily. Also, last home game ticket, autographed. Amos Otis autographed mini helmet.
Perez, Butler, and Moustakas on MLB balls, Sweeney on 2002 All-Star game ball, Greg Holland on 2013 All-Star game ball, and Fergie Jenkins on 2012 All-Star game ball.
Alex Gordon #7, rookie year photo, autographed.
1972 All-Star ballot, autographed by Freddie Patek. Several Brett autographs and cool oddball items.
I'm unconvinced that is a Bo Jackson autograph, but it was on the stand. Pretty sloppy if it is. A sloppy Brett ball. Jermaine Dye auto, ball with former KC A's autographs, including Clete Boyer. Couple of programs signed by Brett.
85 World Series program signed by Brett. 88 All-Star ticket signed by Brett and Mark Gubizca. 3 Whitey Herzog signed tickets, other Brett items signed.
I have no context for this dirty, sweat stained Adidas cap, if perhaps George was wearing it on the golf course at a charity event and signed it and threw it into the crowd, or maybe someone was out jogging and saw Brett in his car at a stoplight.
2012 All-Star game program signed, 1999 media guide and various mags signed, an MVP pin signed. All in all, I got in excess of 30 signed items by Brett. I didn't win any of the signed bats of his, or anyone else, for that matter. It truly was an exceptional collection. I'm not trying to promote or sell anything, as the auction has been completed, but I'm not sure of the rules about posting a link for those that would like to look at all of the items that were in this collection.
Anyway, I just thought I'd share a few pics of the best items that I was able to snag. There was much, MUCH more included in my lots that most wouldn't care to see. I'm certainly excited to now be the owner of just a small portion of this one fan's life long pursuit.