Father and son scoop up Gibson auction items

(This story originally appeared on www.sportscollectorsdaily.com)

A father and son sports collectors’ team from Santa Barbara, Calif., won the bidding for the iconic Kirk Gibson items in SCP Auctions’ October/November auction which closed early Nov. 14.

Chad and Doug Dreier of the Dreier Group paid $1.19 million for the five items, which included Gibson’s home run bat from Game 1 of the 1988 World Series ($575,912.40) and his game-worn jersey ($303,277.20), his batting helmet ($153,388.80), NL Most Valuable Player Award ($110,293.20) and World Series trophy ($45,578.40).

“We are thrilled to keep this amazing collection of baseball history in Southern California,” Chad Dreier said.

Chad Dreier, 58,  is a construction executive and a life-long avid sports fan.  He has turned his passion into The Dreier Collection, one of America’s top private collections of sports memorabilia and American popular culture.

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