Stan Musial baseball collection to star at Heritage Auctions

Heritage Auctions has announced that it will offer over 500 lots from the collection of "Baseball's Perfect Knight" Stan Musial as part of its October auction.

Stan Musial baseball collection Heritage Auctions
Musial still holds the record for the most All-Star games played, with 24 to his name

The items have been consigned from the family of the hall of famer and St Louis Cardinals star, including an array of never before offered game-used treasures.

Among the most important items are milestone baseballs, including Musial's 1,000th, 2,000th and 3,200th hit baseballs.

Also starring will be a Babe Ruth signed baseball that was given to Musial as a minor leaguer and a Ty Cobb letter written to Musial on the subject of batting.

"Stan Musial was known as 'Baseball's Perfect Knight' for good reason. His incredible talent and humility on the field influenced his beloved status off, which endures to this day," said director of sports Chris Ivy.

"His legacy will be celebrated in this auction and the top collectors will finally have a chance to acquire some of the things that meant the most to him from his storied career."

Game-used gear includes Stan Musial's 1946 baseball uniform, as well as other "St Louis Cardinals material".

Stan Musial played his entire 22 year career with the Cardinals and still holds the record for the most All-Star games played (tied with Hank Aaron and Willie Mays at 24). He is considered one of the greatest and most consistent hitters in the sport's history.

Heritage will offer a superb line-up of the finest baseball memorabilia on August 1-3, with a Bustin' Babes cap worn by Babe Ruth set to highlight.

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