Robert Edward Auctions is pleased to announce that one of the featured auction lots in its upcoming blockbuster sale will be the home run ball hit by Boston Red Sox catcher Carlton Fisk in the 12th inning of Game 6 during the 1975 World Series. Fisk's heroics, including his dramatic motioning for the ball to stay fair, made for an instant classic and have been etched in the memories of baseball fans for nearly 40 years. This game consistently ranks at the top of any list of the all-time greatest moments in baseball, Red Sox, or World Series history, and this ball is responsible for cementing its place!
The Fisk home run ball is accompanied by impeccable provenance, including a notarized letter directly from Cincinnati Reds left fielder George Foster, who caught the ball after it bounced off the left field foul pole, and video documentation showing the catch being made. This is an incredible surviving relic from what is perhaps one of the greatest moments in baseball history! Over the past forty years, Robert Edward Auctions has handled countless treasures from baseball's storied past, but only a small few can compare with the offered ball in regard to both historical and cultural significance. This is an item that more rightfully belongs in the Smithsonian Institute than the Baseball Hall of Fame, and one that will represent the crown jewel of any collection in which it resides.
A complete description of the ball is available online at www.robertedwardauctions.com/blog/index.php.
This item is one of more than 1,500 slated to be part of Robert Edward Auctions' spring sale. Bidding will open April 7, and the auction will close Saturday, April 26. To receive a complimentary copy of the catalog, register for bidding, or learn more about Robert Edward Auctions, visit www.RobertEdwardAuctions.com. For further information, contact Robert Edward Auctions, PO Box 7256, Watchung, NJ 07069, or call (908) 226-9900.
Robert Edward Auctions, LLC is one of the world's leading specialty auction houses, devoted exclusively to the sale of rare baseball cards, memorabilia, and Americana.