Game-used memorabilia from one of baseball’s greatest sluggers is hitting the auction block next month.
SCP Auctions will be handling the sale of several items from Mel Ott, a Hall of Famer who hit 511 home runs and led the National League in long balls six times during a 22-year career — all with the New York Giants.
“It’s our pleasure to auction off these items from Mel Ott’s family,” says SCP Auctions President David Kohler. “He truly was a baseball treasure and we look forward to seeing how the bidding goes.”
Leading the way will be his 1948 New York Giants uniform (top) from when he managed the team he once starred for. According to SCP, it had been on loan to the Baseball Hall of Fame until last year. Other items include a 1938 All-America Board of Baseball sweater (above), a pair of game-worn cleats from around 1940, a pair of game-worn pants from when he managed the Oakland Oaks, and his 1958 American League season pass. The items will include a letter from the Ott family.
At the time Ott retired in 1947, he had more than 200 more home runs than any other player in National League history and only Babe Ruth and Jimmie Foxx had hit more.
The auctions will open on Oct. 18 and run until Nov. 4. For more information, visit SCPAuctions.com.
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