Pickles auctioneer Don Bradman’s ‘Baggy Green’ cap has been put up for auction this week since his Test debut against England in 1928.
“The Dawn” became one of Australia’s greatest leaders, and his remarkable consistency with the bat retired with a Test batting average of 99.94, which was not eclipsed in 72 years.
“In 1959, Sir Donald gifted Baggy Green to his neighbor Peter Dunham, whose home supported the Bradman family home in a parade in Kensington Gardens,” Pickles said in a statement.
“Baggie Green has been on loan to the South Australian State Library since 2003 and was certified by Mr Barry Gibbs (former manager of the State Library of South Australia’s Bradman Collection).”
AAP reports Dunham has been jailed for eight years and two months for defrauding 3 1.3 million from investors, with some of his victims seeking access to the cap to help pay off their debts.
Earlier this year, Australia’s leading Test wicket taker, former spinner Shane Warne, sold his precious baggy green for $ 1 million (43 743,000) to help bushfire relief efforts.
In 2003, Bradman was sold for $ 425,000 from his last tour of England in 1948, while his first series as a Test captain, the Blazer, was sold for $ 132,000 in 2015.


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