SCP Auctions to offer Robin Yount's baseball memorabilia collection

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JimmyP

2016-07-07 15:19:06

The memorabilia collection of Baseball Hall of famer Robin Yount is set to hit the block at SCP Auctions next month.

Yount spent his entire 20-year MLB career with the Milwaukee Brewers, first as a shortstop and then a center fielder, and was elected to the Hall of Fame in 1999 in his first year of

eligibility.
Brewers fans knew him as 'Rockin Robin', or more simply 'The Kid', after he made his MLB debut in 1974 at the age of 18 and hit his first home run just six games later.

Yount quickly established himself as a starting shortstop for the Brewers, and racked up a remarkable 243 games before he turned 20 – breaking Mel Ott’s longstanding record for most MLB games played as a teenager.

During the next two decades he won accolades including two AL MVP awards, the 1982 Golden Glove award and three Silver Slugger awards, along with making the All-Star team three times and helping the Brewers to their only World Series appearance in 1982.

Upon his retirement the Brewers retired his #19 jersey, and since 2005 he has worked in a coaching capacity for the team.

The collection features more than 100 items from Yount's long and distinguished playing career.

Amongst the standout lots are the bat and ball with which he gained his 3,000th career hit, against the Cleveland Indians in September 1992, making him the 17th player (and the third youngest) to reach the landmark figure.

Further highlights include a signed, game-worn jersey from his 1982 MVP season, during which he led the major leagues in slugging percentage, OPS and total bases; a number of awards, including his 1983 Victor Award Trophy and 1982 The Sporting News AL Player of the Year award; and a selection of game-worn home jerseys and game-used fielder's gloves spanning 20 years on the field.

Bidding in SCP Auctions' Mid-Summer Classic Auction opens on August 3.

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