Willie Mays Collectibles and Memorabilia

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Willie Mays Collectibles and Memorabilia are highly-prized items connected with the baseball star.

Biography of Willie Mays

Willie Mays is a retired professional American baseball player who was born on May 6th, 1931 in Westfield, Alabama.

During his career Mays hit 660 home runs, and is considered by some to be one of the best all-around baseball players of all time.

Guide for collectors

Memorabilia that was once signed, owned or used by Willie Mays when he played for the New York/San Francisco Giants (from 1951 to 1952 and 1954 to 1972) is considered to be the most valuable among collectors.

Only 300 serigraphs of Willie Mays by artist LeRoy Neiman are known to exist, thus are considered to be rare.

Memorabilia that was once signed by Mays drives up the value of the item as well.

Restoration of a helmet, uniform, jersey, baseball bat, serigraph, baseball card, or baseball is not recommended.

For more information regarding where to find Willie Mays memorabilia, visit Sports Memorabilia or Collectors Weekly.

Types of Willie Mays memorabilia

Baseball bats

Heritage Auctions in Dallas, Texas sold:

  • Willie Mays' game-used baseball bat (circa 1964 to 1967) for $5,500 in April of 2010.
  • A baseball bat that was once used by Willie Mays (circa 1970 to 1972) for $5,500 in October of 2008.
  • A game-used baseball bat that was one used by Willie Mays (circa 1965 to 1968) for $2,900 in April of 2010.

Robert Edward Auctions in Watchung, New Jersey sold:

  • Willie Mays' All-Star game-used baseball bat (circa 1962) for $12,000 in May of 2004.
  • A game-used baseball bat that was once signed by Willie Mays (circa 1973) for $3,500 in May of 2004.

Sotheby's in New York sold:

  • A baseball bat that was once used by Willie Mays (circa 1968 to 1970) for $9,600 in June of 2005.
  • A baseball bat that was once used by Willie Mays (circa 1965 to 1968) for $7,800 in December of 2005.
  • An Adirondack professional model baseball bat that was signed by Willie Mays (circa 1972 to 1973) for $3,125 in April of 2008.

Baseballs

Sotheby's in New York sold a baseball that was hit for Willie Mays' 17th home run (circa 1954 or 1955) which was also once signed by Mays for $20,400 in December of 2005.

Baseball cards

Heritage Auctions in Dallas, Texas sold a Willie Mays 1953 Topps #244 SGC 96 Mint 9 baseball card for $65,000 in August of 2011.

Artwork

Geppi's Memorabilia Road Show in Timonium, Maryland sold a serigraph of Willie Mays swinging at a baseball with a baseball bat (circa 1978) which was created by sports artist LeRoy Neiman and also signed by Mays for $5,000 in October of 2005.

Sotheby's in New York sold a painting of Willie Mays which features three different portraits of Mays' head shot, Mays swinging a baseball bat, and Mays holding a baseball bat by artist Christopher Palus for $4,312 in December of 2004.

Clark's Fine Art & Auctioneers Inc. in Sherman Oaks, California sold a serigraph of Willie Mays swinging at a baseball with a baseball bat (circa 1978) which was created by sports artist LeRoy Neiman for $2,750 in March of 2006.

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