Auction Watch: Mears Sports Auction Ending 6/2/12

Every couple months I come across some interesting Phillies-related items in the Mears Sports Auction.  This month's auction, which ends tonight at 10 p.m., had a couple good ones I thought I would share:

Dale Murphy - 1990 Louisville Slugger

Auction Description (from Mears site): Model B310 is stamped on the signature model barrel while Murphy's uniform number 3 is written in black marker on the knob. The Murph has also signed the barrel in black marker with the inscription "Game Used Bat." 

Comments: I remember the night Murphy was traded to the Phillies well.  I stayed up late listening to the radio, waiting for the rumor to become reality.  It was pretty exciting to have someone of his caliber playing for the Phillies.  Dad took me to the Vet the next night for his debut...maybe he used this bat!

Link to auction lot listing for Dale Murphy game-used bat

Wes Covingtion - Single signed baseball

Auction Description (from Mears site): Wes Covington signed this ONL (Giamatti) baseball across the sweet spot in blue ballpoint.

Comments: After his career ended, Covington wanted to get far out of the spotlight and moved to Canada.  A famed member of the 1964 Phillies, he did occasionally honor TTM requests, but overall his signature is one of the more rare from Phillies players of his era.  This is actually one of two up for bid this month.  Definitely worth a look...

Wes Covington single-signed ball

Link to auction lot listing for the Wes Covington signed baseball.

1976 NLCS Program (Cincinnati version)

Auction Description (from Mears site): Offered for auction in this lot is a program from the 1976 National League Championship Series which pitted the Cincinnati Reds against the Philadelphia Phillies. Scorecard remains unscored. 

Comments: No post-season program collection is complete without the "away" version sold during the opposing city's games.  Pre-internet I had no thought that a different, Reds version existed.  $15 seems like a selling bid, not a starting one - but, good example nonetheless.

1976 NLCS Program
(Cincinnati Version)
Link to auction lost listing for the NLCS Program.