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Brock next Cardinal to sell off collection

Continuing the theme in a year of auctions by former Cardinals greats Bob Gibson and Curt Flood, Hall of Famer Lou Brock is next in line. The legendary “baseburglar” is offering a number of his personal baseball-related items for sale this month.

Legendary Auctions, the same house that sold almost a half-million dollars worth of Gibson’s memorabilia this summer, is currently featuring a Brock collection of 78 items. Online and phone bidding begins today, Monday, November 9.

Included are at least three items directly a part of his then-record-setting 893rd stolen base in 1974 – his game jersey, the actual bag from the stolen base and the ball from that play. Brock’s 1967 championship ring, gloves, jerseys, bats, other game-used equipment items and commemorative balls are up for sale, including the one from his last hit as a major leaguer.

A really unique item is the “20” pennant that flew above the old Busch Stadium to recognize Brock’s retired number. A wide variety of different award plaques, cups and trophies are among the heirlooms to be auctioned as well as a number of oil paintings of Brock, including ones by Leroy Neiman and Flood.

Alas, not a single Brockabrella is being offered…

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