Turns out the great Ted Williams, who collected awards by the bushel, was also a fanatic collector of baseball memorabilia including a program for the first World Series ever played, (1903), and a baseball signed by Babe Ruth, the only autograph Williams ever requested. His collection will be sold at an auction staged at Fenway Park. The catalog alone runs 300-pages.
Update: Some 800 items sold at the auction, led by Williams’ MVP plaque, which realized $299,000. A ball that Babe Ruth autographed for Williams fetched $195,000.The sale, staged by Hunt Auctions, will be held on April 28th for Red Sox fans and as many others who care to bid by phone, Internet, or live at the stadium. Williams died in 2002 at 83. He played all 21-years of his career in left field at Fenway. He also took time out from his playing days to serve two terms in the military.