Rare items up for bid in FanFest auction

MINNEAPOLIS -- The Hall of Fame and MLB trophy exhibits are great history lessons at T-Mobile All-Star FanFest, but there's a downside to them: You can't bring any of the memorabilia home.

That is not the case at the live auction next door, where seemingly priceless baseball items could be had at the right cost on Tuesday.

In the meantime, you can look at all of the classic keepsakes up for sale. One section of the viewing area is particularly enthralling. It includes:

• A seat from old Metropolitan Stadium signed by Harmon Killebrew, Rod Carew and Jim Kaat.

• Two seats from Wrigley Field signed by Gale Sayers, Ernie Banks (with the iconic "Let's Play Two" phrase) and others.

• An authentic Minneapolis Millers No. 24 jersey. The cream, orange and black shirt doesn't have a name on it, but it also comes with one of the team's ancient travel trunks.

The rest of the auction features plenty of intriguing items, including signed balls, bats, gloves, jerseys and more. Viewing will remain open until 6 p.m. CT on Tuesday.

Alex M. Smith is an associate reporter for MLB.com. Follow him on Twitter @asmiff. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.