Hogan items, Dublin Dr Pepper collectibles, Ranger game suite added to SOOBS auction list. The Dublin Historical Society’s SOOBS auction list continues to grow with some very special items for sports enthusiasts, as well as history buffs.
The SOOBS (Save Our Old Buildings) auction will be at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, April 21 in the Rotary Building. Professional auctioneer Mike Turley will handle the auction.
Proceeds from the auction will go toward replacement and/or repairs to the flat roofs at the Dublin Historical Museum and the Ben Hogan Museum. Insurance will cover the bulk of the replacement cost for the historical museum so the bulk of the proceeds will go to the Hogan museum.
Society members are encouraging the donation of any unique item which will help to raise funds for the roofing project.
A highlight of the auction list is an advance, autographed copy of James Dodson’s book, “American Triumvirate: Sam Snead, Byron Nelson, Ben Hogan and the Modern Age of Golf.” The book celebrates the three iconic golfers who were all born in 1912. Dodson is the winner of more than a dozen awards from Golf Writers of America, as well as numerous newspaper and magazine awards. He is the author of “Ben Hogan: An American Life.”
Also on the auction list are two signed framed prints, one in charcoal and the other in watercolor, of the three golfers, created by Paul Milosevich. The Santa Fe artist is well known for his charcoal drawings of Ben Hogan, as well as illustrations for such books as “Texas Golf Legends.”
The Ben Hogan Foundation, headquartered at Shady Oaks Country Club in Fort Worth, has donated several items including a Ben Hogan one-iron head in a shadow box from the 2010 Ben Hogan Invitational and a commemorative Ben Hogan money clip from 2011 Ben Hogan Invitational. A Ben Hogan golf bag will also be on the auction list.
Golf items from Pebble Beach in California, St. Andrews and Carnoustie, Scotland will also be auctioned, along with original art and gourmet meal items.
Dublin Bottling Works will provide collectible items representing the bottling company as well as Dublin Dr Pepper Bottling Co.
Dr Pepper Snapple Group has donated a ball park suite for eight people at a Rangers game – an item which is expected to be an auction favorite.
Other sports items include a Jason Whitten Dallas Cowboys jersey and an Emmitt Smith NFL football.
Refreshments will be available and arrangements will be made for telephone bidding.
A complete list of auction items will be released soon.
To donate items to the auction, please contact Mary Yantis at 445-4559 or Karen Wright at 445-1919.