Nearly 30 lots of memorabilia from one of MLB’s most-legendary hitters has hit the auction block — the balls from his first home run and his 3,000th hit, his Hall of Fame ring, his Silver Slugger awards and plenty more could soon be in collectors’ hands.
That legend is Tony Gwynn and Laguna Niguel, Calif.-based SCP Auctions is handling this second sale of his estate’s memorabilia. Just like before, a portion of the sales will will go to the Tony & Alicia Gwynn Foundation, which focuses on improving opportunities for kids.
“My husband was a man of honor and integrity who really wanted to make a difference in this world,” said Alicia Gwynn, the Hall of Famer’s widow. “Just like the first auction, this one serves two objectives: to share his baseball memorabilia with the fans who loved him and to give something back to the city that treated us so well.”
A number of awards and rings from his career as well as a pair of jersey/uniform sets are among the lots for sale until the auctions close on Saturday. You can see a number of them in the gallery below and get more details by clicking here.
“Mr. Padre” had 3,141 hits during his career that included eight N.L. batting titles and a Hall of Fame induction in 2007. He died on June 16, 2014, after a battle with salivary gland cancer.
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