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

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

The Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame & Museum is teaming up with Heritage Auctions to host two appraisal events at the museum on November 9 and 10.

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.

“Ever since Heritage Auctions was here in 2019 we have been asked when they are coming back. We are happy to say this November, so don’t miss out!” said Scott Crawford, the Hall’s director of operations.

A Heritage Auctions expert will be available at the Hall of Fame on Wednesday, November 9 from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. and on Thursday, November 10 from 9:30 a.m. to 12 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 excited to be coming back to the Hall of Fame and look forward to seeing what people have in their collection.” said Heritage Auctions consignment director Tony Giese.

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

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.