WESTHAMPTON, N.Y. – Officials at Grey Flannel Auctions announced today that they have entered into a multi-year marketing and promotional deal with the Babe Ruth Birthplace Foundation Inc. The foundation is an independent, not-for-profit educational institution dedicated to perpetuating the historic legacy of Babe Ruth, Baltimore’s Orioles and Colts; and local and regional sports.
As part of the new arrangement, Grey Flannel will conduct two annual events at the Sports Legends Museum at Camden Yards, located adjacent to Baltimore’s Oriole Park. The first of this year’s jointly sponsored events will be an appraisal fair conducted from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, June 4, 2011, in the Sports Legends Museum’s theater.
Grey Flannel’s team of experts will be on hand to accept consignments to future auctions and provide free appraisals on game-worn apparel, equipment, vintage collector cards, autographed items and any other professional sports memorabilia.
“It’s a great honor for us to be associated with the Babe Ruth Birthplace Foundation. Their exhibits and programs at the Babe Ruth Birthplace Museum and Sports Legends Museum at Camden Yards instill a very positive and lasting impression on youngsters, while at the same time honoring Baltimore’s titans of professional sports,” said Grey Flannel Auctions’ president, Richard E. Russek.
The appraisal fair will take place on the same day as an Orioles home game at Camden Yards (start time: 7:05 p.m.). “It’s a perfect way to spend the day – visiting the Sports Legends Museum, meeting the Grey Flannel team at the free appraisal fair, and topping it off with an evening in Baltimore’s beautiful Oriole Park, watching the O’s play the Blue Jays,” Russek said.
Additional information about the appraisal fair will be available soon at www.greyflannelauctions.com and www.baberuthmuseum.com
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