Detroit Tigers pitcher Denny McLain will sell sports memorabilia at estate sale

September 24, 2020, 12:14 AM

Former Detroit Tigers legend Denny McLain is downsizing. He'll sell selections from his collection of sports memorabilia at an estate sale next weekend at his home in Wixom.

Denny McLain in his playing days (File photo)

The sale will run from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 2-4.

McLain’s collection of sports memorabilia dates largely to the 1930s through the 1970s. McLain’s late wife, Sharyn Boudreau, was the daughter of former Cleveland Indians shortstop Lou Boudreau. Boudreau played from 1938-52, and the estate sale is expected to include some of his collection as well.

The sale will include:

  • Framed 1968 Detroit Tigers baseball card collection
  • Framed Jerome Herman Dean Time magazine cover and signed autograph
  • Framed Ted Williams and Mickey Mantle signed photograph
  • Framed Don Russ Hall of Fame Diamond King Hank Aaron puzzle, signed by Hank Aaron
  • Framed Mickey Lolich signed 1968 baseball card
  • Denny McLain signed baseball gloves, license plate and more

Items are still being catalogued, including items from the 1968 World Series. His 1968 World Series win for the Tigers secured his legacy and the Cy Young Award, as well as the American League MVP, unseating Dizzy Dean to become Major League Baseball’s first 30-game winner since 1934.

McLain will live stream his “No Filter Sports” podcast show with Eli Zaret and Bob Page from his home throughout the sale and autograph purchased items for $25 per item.

VIP access is $400, and buys early access to the sale Oct. 1, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Those tickets can be purchased here.

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