FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich. (WXYZ) - From baseballs signed by Mickey Mantle and Ty Cobb, to seats from Tiger Stadium-- what is left of Ernie Harwell’s estate goes up for grabs Saturday.
"It's something that everyone that's a sports fan or just a fan of Ernie's would want to come to," says Randall Paul of Great Lakes Auctions.
Countless people listened to Harwell broadcast baseball games for decades, and now fans can have a personal piece of the Detroit icon.
The collection going up for auction includes Harwell's mortgage papers, his last driver’s license, a frequent flyer card, the personal trunk he traveled with, baseball cards, personal letters, and music he recorded with long-time friend and former Tigers Pitcher Denny McLain.
"I think the word 'priceless' applies," says McLain of the entire collection.
A small portion of the proceeds from the auction will go to the Ernie Harwell Foundation which helps with scholarship money for deserving students.
Ernie’s son Bill says it is not difficult to part with so much of his father’s collection.
"I don't remember my Dad by the stuff I kept," says Bill Harwell.
The auction begins at noon Saturday at the Comfort Inn on 12 Mile Road in Farmington Hills.
For a complete look at the items up for sale, follow this link .
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