Geddy Lee is Auctioning Part of His Killer Baseball Memorabilia
Geddy Lee is a known baseball fanatic with an amazing memorabilia collection to boot. Now, the iconic Rush bassist/singer is auctioning some of his impressive collection.
Lee has partnered with Christie’s to sell 270 pieces of baseball memorabilia. Most of the pieces are signed baseballs, but these baseballs are not all signed by baseball players. Lee is auctioning off some baseballs signed by U.S. Presidents. Among the POTUS baseballs are Dwight D. Eisenhower, Herbert Hoover, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Harry S. Truman and one signed by both John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson.
Lee is also auctioning off some unique baseballs signed by baseball legends. Among those are Babe Ruth, Ty Cobb, Roberto Clemente and a unique baseball signed by Mickey Mantle with the inscription, “Happy Hanuhak, Mickey Mantle.”
However, the baseball that might fetch the biggest selling price is one signed by The Beatles. Per the lot’s listing, this baseball was signed by all four Beatles in honor of their 1965 show at Shea Stadium. It’s estimated to sell between $100,000 and $300,000. However, don’t be surprised if this unique baseball sells for way more.
Lee said via Instagram about his collection that it’s time to part ways with some of it so other collectors can enjoy these items. He did note, ” … I must have had too much stuff because after these selections were sent to Christie’s, my wife stepped into my office and said, ‘Hey! I thought you were selling some of your collection?? ‘ … Uh, yeah Honey, I am…. Oopsie!”
To browse the entire collection of Lee’s baseball items up for auction, head over to Christies.com.
New Geddy Lee Book and Tour
In other Geddy Lee news: He’s releasing a new book. It’s a memoir examining the Rock & Roll Hall of Famer’s legendary life and career. Aptly titled My Effin’ Life, the book comes out on November 14 and is available for pre-order at HarperCollins.com. The day before the memoir’s release, Lee kicks off his book tour. A full list of dates is below, with full ticket details available at Rush.com.
11/13 – New York, NY – Beacon Theatre
11/15 – Philadelphia, PA – The Met Philadelphia
11/17 – National Harbor, MD – The Theater at MGM National Harbor
11/18 – Boston, MA – Orpheum Theatre presented by Citizens
11/19 – Cleveland, OH – State Theatre at Playhouse Square
11/21 – Montréal, QC – Théâtre Maisonneuve
11/23 – Vancouver, BC – The Centre in Vancouver
11/24 – Seattle, WA – Moore Theatre
11/26 – San Francisco, CA – The Masonic
11/28 – Los Angeles, CA – Orpheum Theatre
11/30 – Denver, CO – Paramount Theatre
12/03 – Chicago, IL – Auditorium Theatre
12/04 – Detroit, MI – The Fillmore Detroit
12/07 – Toronto, ON – Massey Hall