Grey Flannel’s annual Basketball Hall of Fame auction is one of the marquee events of the year for game-used basketball jerseys and related artifacts from some of the biggest names in the sport. This year’s list of collectibles are linked to names like Jerry Lucas, Wilt Chamberlain and Oscar Robertson.
The Summer Games happened a little earlier this year. ‘Summer Games’ happened to be the title of Grey Flannel’s latest auction, which saw items from the Maravich Collection, along with gamers from Mel Ott, Willie Mays and Barry Sanders lead to record bidding results for the company.
Unique sports awards and Hall of Famers’ game-worn jerseys lead Grey Flannel’s June 5 Summer Games Auction, with highlights including: 1947 Mel Ott Giants jersey, Jim Brown Rookie of the Year Trophy and Larry Holmes Heavyweight World Championship Belt.
The rumors were out there that Mickey Mantle used a corked bat sometime in his career, but no bat surfaced with such evidence to date. Now Grey Flannel is offering a 1964 gamer from Mantle that has x-ray proof it was a corked bat.
Grey Flannel rolls out another impressive auction, headlined by Babe Ruth pants dated to 1921, a Ty Cobb game-used bat, the ball Orel Hershiser used to set his 59 consecutive scoreless innings streak, Frank Robinson’s 1966 Orioles jersey and much more.