Green Bay Packer fans are everywhere!
Massart Auctioneers, Inc. of Green Bay WI recently conducted an online auction of Green Bay Packer memorabilia dating all the way back to the 1920`s. This was the collection of the late John Holzer, a sideline scoreboard keeper & owner of Holzers corner drug in downtown Green Bay. His collection consisted of mainly official programs covering each decade from the 20`s to the 70`s. There truly were some rare examples of Green Bay Packer history. The entire bidding process took place online & was a smashing success with 210 lots crossing the E auction block. Packer fans & collectors truly are everywhere as witnessed in auction registrations. There were 130 registered bidders representing 25 states! The auction ended on January 29th with lots closing every 30 seconds; however time extended whenever a bid was placed within 2 minutes of a lots scheduled closing. The top lot of the day was a dinner program to the 4th Annual Elks Sports award banquet that was signed by all 6 honorees including Lambeau-Hutson-Hinkle-McNally-Michalske-& Hubbard. It sold for an impressive $4,290.00. A 1931 Walker Packer Series portrait binder that had some missing key components sold for $3,135.00 & went to a happy buyer in Virginia. An award program autographed by Curly Lambeau sold for $2,475.00. The buyer was so excited he asked if it could be sent overnight mail. The official program of the icebowl may have only cost a $1.00 in 1967, but fast forward forty eight years to this auction & you will see an unbelievable winning bid of $1,567.50. An autograph by Nitschke on the ribbon of a We Love Ray button fetched $500.50, an autograph by Lombardi on the back of a photo sold for $616.00. Official programs from the 20`s & 30`s ranged in value from $300-$1,000.00. All prices reflected include a 10% buyer’s fee. All prices realized for this auction can be seen at www.massartauctioneers.com
The auction catalog builders, photographers, & marketers for this particular auction were Damien Massart CAI-GPPA-BAS, Michelle Massart CAI-BAS & Brack Gillespie. Massart Auctioneers has been in the auction industry since 1974 having a weekly live auction at their auction facility in Green Bay & also conducting onsite & online auctions. If you have an auction in your future Massart Auctioneers, Inc. can be reached by clicking www.massartauctioneers.com or calling (920) 468-1113