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Huge Ted Williams Endorsed Sporting Goods Collection

Lot Number 690

Quantity: Bid Starts: 03/07/2010 16:00:00 
Bid Open: 400.00  Bid Ends: 03/25/2010 23:30:00 
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While it's common knowledge that Ted Williams was the greatest hitter of his time, "The Splendid Splinter" was in a class of his own in just about every endeavor he undertook. The offered lot serves as a testimony to Williams' prowess in "other" arenas and, of course, as a marketing cash cow. These retail items all bear the facsimile endorsement of the Hall of Famer (an honor he realized for both baseball and fly fishing). Highlights include: Apparel (2) hunting jackets with the Williams/Sears Roebuck label; Fishing Gear (2) fishing rods in original containers (one leather, one tin; (5) Sears/Ted Williams fishing reels (in original retail boxes) including model #'s IV, 235, 450, 925 and 935; Miscellaneous a "Varizoom" 8mm reflex camera (in original leather carry case with instruction booklet); (42) original retail boxes of (25) shotgun shells each; a 22-caliber rifle scope; and (2) Ted Williams baseballs in original boxes. Due to the size/weight of this lot, shipping surcharges will apply. A complete listing is available on our website.

Apparel (2) canvas-like hunting jackets, each with (f) front pockets and "Ted Williams/Sears Fo9r Active Americans" labels within the collar. Includes a red (zippered) and brown (button-down). Minimal wear.

Fishing Gear
(5) Ted Williams/Sears fishing reels (in original retail boxes) including spin casting model #'s IV, 235, 450, 925 and 935
a Ted Williams IV casting rod in its original 47" tin container with screw-on lid
a 6'6" two-piece gold-plated fishing pole in original leather case
a "410" fishing reel in original leather case with retail tag and instruction booklet
a TR-VII "Fish Call" kit in original retail box, unused
a No. 3114 single action fly reel in original leather case with instruction pamphlet
(3) spools of fly and/or regular fishing line (each in original retail plastic container)
a fishing lure (in original retail container, appears unused)
a spin fly lure (unused)

Hunting Accessories
(3) boxes of Target Load plastic shotgun shells (25 count) and (1) box of Light Sportload plastic shotgun shells (25 count)
(2) Shotgun Cleaning Kits (in original metal containers with patches, rods and lubricant, one has original retail cardboard sleeve)
22-caliber rifle scope (in original retail box)
box of (20) 30-06 Springfield 150 grain soft point center fire cartridges
box of (50) .22 long rifle xtra-range rim fire cartridges
pair of Ted Williams Sport Boots (insulated leather, in original retail box, light wear)

Miscellaneous a "Varizoom" 8mm reflex camera (in original leather carrying case with instruction booklet); (2) Ted Williams baseballs in original retail boxes (one “Little League” and one “Major League,” both unused with light toning)

Publications includes Sears 1968 Fishing Equipment catalog; Sears 1970 Hunting Catalog; (2) different “Fishing Tips from Ted” pamphlets; a “Shooting Tips from Ted” pamphlet; a “Ted Williams Shooting Education Program” spiral-bound booklet; a Sears “Batting Tips from Ted” booklet; a Louisville Slugger “How to be a Better Hitter” booklet; a September 1, 1941 Life magazine with Williams on cover; and a Sears-issued “Ted Williams Tips on how to Become a Better Hitter” 45 rpm record.  
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