Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame teams with Heritage Auctions to host appraisal events

St. Marys, Ont. – The Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame & Museum is teaming up with Heritage Auctions to host two appraisal events at their newly renovated facility on November 13 and 14.

For a $10 (per person) donation, visitors can have up to three sports items reviewed by a Heritage Auctions expert who will provide them with a verbal appraisal of its value. The $10 donation will also include admission to the museum.

“This is a tremendous opportunity for people to have their sports items reviewed by a representative from one of the best and most respected auction houses in the world,” said Scott Crawford, the Hall’s director of operations. “We encourage everyone to come out to our newly renovated museum to have their items checked out.”

A Heritage Auctions expert will be available at the Hall of Fame on Wednesday, November 13 from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. and on Thursday, November 14 from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Heritage Auctions is one of the largest sports collectibles auction houses in the world. They have offices in New York, Dallas, Beverly Hills, San Francisco, Chicago, Palm Beach, London, Paris, Geneva, Amsterdam and Hong Kong.

“We are honoured to be trusted by the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame to give appraisals for their customer’s treasured sports items,” said Heritage Auctions consignment director Tony Giese. “Baseball has a long history in Canada and we are glad to be able to help people find the true value of their collectibles.”

Based in St. Marys, Ont., the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame opened its renovated facility in 2019. The revamped building includes a 2,500-square foot addition, new exhibits and the R. Howard Webster Foundation Visitors Lounge, which serves as a multi-purpose room for groups and social events. The appraisals will be done in this lounge, but visitors are encouraged to tour the museum.

The renovated facility also includes the Harry Simmons Memorial Library, which is an unparalleled Canadian baseball resource library that houses books, files and historic documents. It also serves as the home of the Centre for Canadian Baseball Research.

Special Notes to Visitors Planning to Attend the Appraisal Events:

A Heritage Auctions expert will review almost any sports item (from all major sports, including hockey), but the team on hand will have an expertise in:

Game-worn jerseys

Game-used equipment

Vintage sports cards

Autographed items.

Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame annual members will receive front of the line privileges to the Heritage Auctions experts. You can purchase your membership HERE.

A $10 donation will be required for three or fewer items to be reviewed, but you may have four or more items reviewed for an additional $10 donation.

Our definition of an item is as follows, one binder of sports cards = one item. One baseball = one item. Two baseballs, however, will count as two items, etc.