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Geddy Lee to auction off part of his baseball memorabilia collection

Fri, Nov 3, 2023@10:55AM | comments

Christie's and Hunt Auctions have announced that Geddy Lee will be auctioning off some of his extensive baseball memorabilia collection as part of an online auction beginning later this month, and a live auction next month. Selections from the Geddy Lee Collection and Important Baseball Memorabilia auction will take place online from November 21st through December 7th, along with a live auction on December 6th. From the announcement:

This December, Christie's and Hunt Auctions proudly present an historic collection of baseball memorabilia during Selections from the Geddy Lee Collection and Important Baseball Memorabilia sales. As frontman and touring member of the storied rock and roll group Rush, Geddy Lee has spent over 40 years collecting hundreds of autographed and historic milestone baseballs. In that time, he's amassed a collection that spans three centuries of American and MLB history.

From baseballs signed by some of the most famous (and infamous) players, including the White Sox's "Shoeless" Joe Jackson and the Negro Leagues' Josh Gibson, to baseballs that boast signatures from epoch-defining leaders like JFK and FDR-this collection sits right at the intersection of the history of America and its national pastime. The Gladstone Collection, which holds iconic works like the 'The Base Ball Player' bronze sculpture, will complement the Geddy Lee Collection, in addition to never-before-seen items from the personal collection of "Shoeless" Joe Jackson. Other items brought to market for the first time include uniforms and caps worn by the likes of Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig.