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Exclusive online only auction opportunity of 300+ lots from the Estate of Mrs. Emil J. Becker, Jr of Evansville, Indiana

Note: Staggered end times - lots begin closing at approximately 3 PM on October 24.  Final lots close at 8:30 PM CDT.

Online Bidding Only

Began: Friday, September 28, 2012 at 7:00 AM CDT

Ended: Wednesday, October 24, 2012 at 3:00 PM CDT


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From the Estate of Mrs. Emil J. Becker, Jr. of Evansville, Indiana


AUCTIONEERS NOTE: To settle the Estate of Mrs. Emil J. Becker, Jr., the family will offer this exclusive collection of autograph and sports memorabilia to the market in this online only auction event. Emil Becker, Jr. was an avid and long-time collector. A notable attorney, Mr. Becker attended the annual Evansville signing events and Night of Memories, along with numerous shows and athletic events, to collect these autographs and memorabilia. This auction is your opportunity to purchase unique items from the Becker Estate.


  • Autographed “A League of Their Own” bat, signed by the cast (incl. Madonna & Tom Hanks)
  • 20+ Autographed Baseball Bats by Stan Musial, Mickey Mantle, Johnny Bench, and MORE
  • 25+ Autographed Rawlings Baseballs by Yogi Berra, Wade Boggs, Harmon Killebrew and MORE
  • 34+ 1920’s M-105 series blank back baseball cards incl. Ed Rousch
  • Dozens of modern baseball card sets and albums
  • Bobble heads and figurines
  • 1960’s Pennants of opening of Dodger Stadium and World Series
  • Yankees & St. Louis Cardinals lineup and scorecards
  • Extensive Don Mattingly Collection
  • Larry Bird, Bob Knight, Lou Holtz, Arnold Palmer Autographs
  • Local Memorabilia, Colts autographs, game used jerseys & warmups
  • Music and TV Star Autographs by Whitney Houston and Charles M. Schulz

Buyer’s Premium: 10%

Sales Tax: 7%

Statement on Authenticity

The Family of Mrs. Emil J. Becker, Jr. and William Wilson Auction Realty have every reason to believe that each item being offered is original and authentic, obtained first hand by Mr. Becker. Witnesses include Mr. Becker’s son, EJ Becker. However, no warranties or representations of any kind, expressed or implied, can be given to the original nature or authenticity of items being sold. Thorough care has been given to cataloging and photographing each item. Bidders should not rely solely on these descriptions, and must acknowledge that all items are being sold As, Is. Each buyer must conduct his or her own independent due diligence.

Framed and Matted Items

Items offered for sale in our online auctions may be described as framed and matted. In our descriptions, we will include the overall size and note such things as glass, matting, size, and obvious flaws with frame/matte, however, when we refer to the condition we are referring only to the item itself and not the matte or frame. Photographs used with matted and framed items are not subject to description or condition statements. Please note we do not remove the item from the frame.


For the Becker Estate Auction, no item may be returned for any reason. Please bid accordingly.

 Shipping Charges

  • Purchases are shipped UPS
  • No purchase may be sent to a P.O. Box (street address is required)
  • Insurance is added to each shipping invoice (55 cents per $100 value, in the US)
  • Postage & handling are processed actual shipping charges, and buyer’s credit card will be charged via Auction Payment Network
  • If you would like to know the approximate cost to ship to you, please contact will@wilsonauctions.com - before you bid.


  • Buyer must notify Auction Company immediately upon close of auction if they would like to pick up purchases
  • Pickup dates
    • October 25 and 26
  • Pickup Hours:
    • 12 NOON to 4 PM
  • Pickup Location:
    • The Auction Center, 1026 Granary Street, New Harmony, Indiana