A unique collection for a unique player
Items that once belonged to Boston Red Sox legend Ted Williams went up for auction at Fenway Park on Saturday
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Some pieces of history went on sale today in Boston items that once belonged to Red Sox legend Ted Williams. Went up for auction in many -- a pretty hefty sum to our John Maroney has more. Almost 800 items -- auction -- -- -- -- nearly all of them belong in the Ted Williams only unique collection her -- unique player very minute time period in time for me. It's like a hall of fame Ted Williams. I don't think dolphins' all of the stuff Ted Williams the ballplayer the outdoorsman the marine corp pilot. It was all up for sale today at Fenway Park and this is is very interest itself. He sees a lot of discretionary income around October. Some of the big ticket items a ball signed by Babe Ruth not to mention his jerseys and the hardware marking one of his MVP seasons. You know having Dennis had twenty years I think there's certain players that just doubled. Another level of interest in Ted Williams is clearly one of the best players I've got a lot of Williams things in my collection are ready and obviously this is that. Best opportunity could possibly exist to add to that stuff up and not be here this ball sold for more than a 170000. Dollars it's not part of the Williams collection but rather is the first ball pitched at Fenway Park. Most of the people bidding on the items did so over the phone or the Internet. But there was a group at Fenway looking to get a piece of history and recall the greatness of the splendid splinter. It's really cool and chronicles his whole life so big fan of the military and also a big big hunting and fishing fan so I think it's pretty cool to see how he's. You know very diversity is in his in his endeavors. Take -- your daughter Claudia was here this morning to kick off this or -- she said it took ten years fur to put it together. Portion of these proceeds are confident have fun and -- Boston's Fenway Park John -- and you see him.