Tom Glavine, the former Atlanta Braves star and baseball Hall of Fame pitcher, is looking to downsize and unload a lot of the items he and his wife have collected over the years.
On Sunday, Jan. 21, Four Seasons Auction Gallery will help the Glavines do just that by auctioning a number of “gothic and catholic church” type of items, almost all signed by Glavine.
Tom Glavine auction
When: 1 p.m. Jan. 21
Where: Four Seasons Auction Gallery, 5540 Atlanta Highway, Flowery Branch
Contact: 470-589-1653, fsagallery.com/
The auction is set for 1 p.m. at the Four Seasons Auction Gallery at 5540 Atlanta Highway in Flowery Branch.
“They called me up for help with appraising some of their items, and while I was at their home, they asked if I could liquidate some for them,” said Charles Pharr, owner of the auction gallery and a certified appraiser. “I said ‘Well Lord, yeah. I’ve got an antique store and an auction house.’”
Some items, including rugs, furniture and jewelry, already are open for bidding online.
Pharr said all of the items up for auction “stand alone in value,” but he wanted Glavine to sign each item anyway. He said they now have a sense of sports memorabilia and guarantee there’s no doubt from where the items came.
The highlight of the auction is a set of chairs that belonged to entertainer Cher. Glavine’s wife, Christine, won the chairs at an auction in 2006 and they have sat in their home since. Now, they’re being auctioned off again, this time in three different sets.