Were you in County Stadium on Sept. 9, 1992, when Robin Yount collected his 3,000th career hit? Did you ever wonder what it would be like to possess the baseball or bat the Milwaukee Brewers’ Hall of Famer used for that magical milestone? Well, those items and many more formerly owned by the Milwaukee baseball icon can be yours if you bid successfully in an online auction beginning Wednesday and running through Aug. 20.
SCP Auctions is thrilled to announce that it will be offering the prestigious Robin Yount Collection as part of its upcoming 2016 Mid-Summer Classic online auction. Bidding on the MLB Hall of Famer’s cherished assortment of coveted memorabilia begins on August 3.
Drafted by the Brewers third overall in 1973, Yount made his debut for Milwaukee in 1974 at the young age of 18 and quickly became the Brewers’ starting shortstop. With almost two full seasons as a regular before he turned 20, he broke Mel Ott’s longstanding record for most MLB games played as a teenager with 243. He won his first A.L. MVP as a shortstop in 1982 (.331/29/114) before switching to center field where he captured his second league MVP award in 1989 after batting .318 with 21 home runs and 102 RBI.
Upwards of 100 outstanding lots from the former Milwaukee Brewers superstar will be up for bid, ranging from both his “3,000th Hit” bat and baseball (Sept. 9, 1992) to multiple game-worn Brewers jerseys as well as game-used fielding gloves that the Class of 1999 Baseball Hall of Famer utilized during his illustrious career. As the owner of 3,142 career hits, Yount had his fair share of diamond successes including a very memorable run to the World Series in 1982 with the Brew Crew. Despite losing the Fall Classic four games to three to the N.L. Champion St. Louis Cardinals, Yount batted a phenomenal .414 that included 12 hits, six RBI and an off-the-wall slugging percentage of .621. He was elected into the Baseball Hall of Fame in his first year of eligibility.
Select highlights from the Yount Collection include:
• Signed and inscribed 3,000-hit game-used bat
• Signed and inscribed 3,000-hit game-used baseball
• 1976 Brewers game-worn home jersey
• Signed, game-worn 1982 Brewers home jersey
• Mid-1970s game-used fielder’s glove
• Signed, game-worn 1989 Brewers home uniform
• Signed, game-worn 1990 Brewers home jersey
• Late 1980s game-used fielder’s glove
• 1983 Victor Award Trophy
The online auction will run through Saturday, August 20.
Hall of Famer Robin Yount has consigned dozens of items from his personal memorabilia collection including the bat and ball from his 3,000th hit, to SCP Auctions. The company will offer the items in its upcoming 2016 Mid-Summer Classic online auction.