Bill Madden collection auction closes Tuesday with legendary items

If you’re a younger collector, you may not know the name, but the memorabilia of a long-time (and Hall of Fame honored) sports writer is headed to the auction block.

He’s Bill Madden — fun fact for collectors is that he literally helped Donruss build its roster of Rated Rookies in 1984 Donruss — and a number of his treasures will be sold next week.

Among the more than 400 lots will be photos, programs, signed items, signed books, press pins and more from some of the biggest names in MLB history.

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Auction Gallery: Babe Ruth Birthplace Museum benefit sale

1925-1926 Babe Ruth Game Used Hillerich & Bradsby Bat (PSA/DNA GU 9) Ted Leaper Collection Current Bid: $55,000

Nearly 80 lots of Babe Ruth-related memorabilia are currently up for grabs as part of a Goldin Auctions sale that benefits the Babe Ruth Birthplace Museum.

The event opened on Monday and runs until March 5 with five percent of the winning bid price of all lots going to the Museum. Among the items are a contract, a game-used bat, autographed baseballs and many other items related to the biggest name in the history of baseball.

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