Former Detroit Tiger Denny McLain to sell thousands of pieces of baseball memorabilia

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Posted at 3:56 PM, Sep 23, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-23 15:56:21-04

(WXYZ) — Former Detroit Tiger Denny McLain is selling rare sports memorabilia from his personal collection.

There will be a three-day estate sale at his home in Wixom from Oct. 2 through Oct. 4.

McLain's 1968 World Series win for the Tigers secured his legacy, awarding him the Cy Young Award, as well as the American League MVP.

His collection of sports memorabilia dates back largely to the 1930s through the 1970s. Fans and sports collectors alike can add a permanent piece to their own collection, including:

  • Framed, 1968 Detroit Tigers baseball card collection
  • Framed, Jerome Herman Dean Time magazine cover and signed autograph
  • Framed Ted Williams and Mickey Mantle signed photograph
  • Framed Don Russ Hall of Fame Diamond King Hank Aaron puzzle, signed by Hank Aaron
  • Framed, Mickey Lolich signed 1968 baseball card
  • Denny McLain signed baseball gloves, license plate and more

Items are still being catalogued so there is more to come, including many items from the 1968 World Series.

Those looking to "get in the game" in advance of the general public can purchase a ticket to the Dennis McLain Estate Sale VIP Day, taking place from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 1. The cost of the VIP Day is $400.

To purchase tickets to the Dennis McLain Estate Sale VIP DAY, visit

Those looking to attend the sale can get a preview by visiting A sampling of photos will be posted prior to the sale.

The address of the sale will be posted after 9 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 1, 2020.