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Posted: Wednesday, July 6, 2011 2:32 pm

Hunt Auctions Co. is offering the personal collection of former Diamondbacks All-Star pitchers Curt Schilling and Randy Johnson, as well as a collection of Hall-of-Famers Babe Ruth, Roberto Clemente and Jackie Robinson memorabilia at The Live Auction at MLB All-Star FanFest in Phoenix.

The Hunt Auctions All-Star FanFest Live Auction and Appraisal Fair begins today and run through July 12 at the Phoenix Convention Center. The event includes a four-day complimentary appraisal fair for fans visiting MLB All-Star FanFest. Nearly 600 items ranging from $100 to nearly $100,000 will be on the auction block when live bidding begins 10 a.m. Tuesday.

In addition to the Schilling and Johnson collections is a legendary Babe Ruth bat used to hit a 620-foot home run during an exhibition game at New York’s famed Sing Sing Prison in 1929 that will headline the sale.

Among the auctioned items: Rookie-era Jackie Robinson baseball bat, a Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig autographed baseball, a 1908 Chicago Cubs World Champions medal, Roberto Clemente game-used autographed bat attributed to his 2,999th base hit, a 1924 Heinie Groh baseball uniform, a Mickey Mantle bat, a 1944 autographed ball with Babe Ruth and actors Abbot and Costello, a 2005 Albert Pujols game-worn home jersey from the final Busch Stadium season and Roberto Clemente autographed baseball bat.

Bids for the live auction at MLB All-Star FanFest may be made in person at the auction, via phone at (610) 524-0822 or online at

There will be daily silent auctions held for visitors of FanFest from Friday through Monday featuring vintage and modern-era items for less than $1,000. In addition, Hunt Auctions and its team of nationally recognized experts will conduct a complimentary appraisal fair Friday through Monday for visitors of All-Star FanFest.

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