The bidding, held on-line, runs from Thursday, November 7 through Saturday, November 9. However, the auction, which includes many other items, is split into three sessions. It appears the Musial items are in the second grouping, for which initial bidding ends Friday night. They also mention an extended bidding process, which seems to allow those who bid initially to raise their offer after regular bidding closes. I am not an expert in this, so if you are interested, please investigate the specifics yourself using the links provided here.
As I went to the site to check out the progress, I noticed a YouTube video prepared in support of the auction. It was not what I had expected. Rather than a walk through the catalog of items for sale, it was a general Musial history piece. The best parts are short interview clips featuring his mother, Branch Rickey and Harry Caray. It follows.
Not being a memorabilia collector myself, I am only following the proceedings with a detached interest. I do have one Musial item, though, an autograph card provided by Musial’s long-time secretary, Pat Anthony, from my investigation of the Musial number 19 photos.
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