Baseball Collection Goes to Highest Bidder

Retired Navy officer and long-time library supporter Hal Hart has donated his extensive collection of baseball memorabilia to the Friends of the Marshall Library. Items include autographed balls, player cards, pennants, Word Series programs, and more. This collection will be offered at a silent and blind auction to take place during the Friends of the Marshall Library Book Sale, May 12th 8am -1pm and May 13th 8am - 3pm. The collection will sell as a unit. NO pieces will be sold separately. The collection has not been formally authenticated.

Those who wish to bid must submit their sealed bid to a Friends representative in an envelope during the Book Sale, or mail it to the Friends for arrival no later than May 13th.  Bids received after May 13th post will not be opened. 
Please mail bids to: Friends of the Marshall Library, 605 Waterloo Rd, Marshall WI 53559. The winning bidder must pay in CASH in 3 days (by May 17th). The collection will be released to the winning bidder only after payment has been received. We reserve the right to reject bids under fair market value.

The baseball memorabilia collection may be viewed in the Marshall Library’s locked display case from now until May 13th during normal library hours
(M,T,W 9-7, Th,F 9-5, Sat 9-3). While no one will be allowed to touch the items, an inventory of all pieces in the collection is available. Photocopies of some individual cards and autographed items can be viewed.

Highlights of this fantastic collection include:

Baseballs signed by Booby Thomson, Ralph Branca, and Don McMahon

Photographs signed by Hank Aaron, Del Crandell, Frank Torre, Juan Pizaro, Joe Adcock, Lew Burdette, Tony Cloninger, Red Murff, Eddi Mathews, Warren Spahn, John Demerit, Johy Logan, Bob “Hawk” Taylor, and Bobby Thomson

Bob Ueker cards from various teams

Excellent & Mint Condition complete Topps card sets from 1978-1990



  • 1982 American League Champ. Angels vs. Brewers (2)
  • 1982 World Series Cards. vs. Brewers (2).
  • 1982 World Series Brewers American League Champs - with roster (2)
  • 1982 American League Champs Brewers (2) Fair condition
  • 1997 Super Bowl 31 Champions GB - Lampost
  • 1996 NFC Champions Packers
  • 1996 NFC Centeral Division Champions Green Bay Packers
  • 1999 Wisconsin vs. UCLA Rose Bowl Champions


  • Bobby Thomson
  • Ralph Branca
  • BALL #1 Robin Yount, Bob McClure and 5 others
  • BALL #2 Gary Bamberger and 3 others
  • Don McMahon


  • Robin Yount 1992 3000th hit medallion
  • Misc. balls in original USPS shipping box
  • World Series 1982 programs (5)

    The binder contains many autographed pictures, notable is Hank Aaron, Del Crandell, Frank Torre, Juan Pizaro, Joe Adcock, Lew Burdette, Tony Cloninger, Red Murff, Eddie Mathews, Warren Spahn, John Demerit, Johy LOgan, Bob "Hawk" Taylor, Bobby Thomson. There are also older single cards of Bob Uecker (Phillies, St.Louis, Braves). Red Schoendienst - Giants, Braves. Interested parties may ask to view a complete set of photocopies of the contents of the binder.

All are complete sets and are in Excellent or Mint condition in white boxes: