- Famous “baggy green” cap granted to late Australian cricketing incredible Don Bradman on his test debut in 1928
- Australian finance manager Peter Freedman bought the cap for US $340,000
- Freedman plans to visit Bradman’s Test debut cap around Australia
The celebrated “baggy green” cap granted to late Australian cricketing extraordinary Don Bradman on his Test debut in 1928 was sold to Australian financial specialist Peter Freedman for US $340,000 after it neglected to sell at closeout last week.
The selling cost isn’t the seven-figure total barkers prior anticipated. Notwithstanding, the second-greatest cost ever paid for a bit of cricket memorabilia, behind just the 1,007,500 Australian dollars paid at sell off for Shane Warne’s Test cap recently, The Guardian reported.
The organizer of Rode Microphones, Freedman, plans to visit Bradman’s Test debut cap around Australia. He had before bought a guitar utilized by Kurt Cobain for a challenging Rs9 million at an auction.
“Sir Don Bradman is an Aussie legend,” Freedman said on Tuesday.
“Not only as one of our greatest talents on the sporting field and one of the most revered athletes of all time but as an icon of Australian fortitude and resilience.”
“All too often, memorabilia such as this ends up spending its life on the wall of some boardroom or in some basement bar of a well-heeled sports fanatic. I want as many people to enjoy it as possible.”
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“I have some exciting plans for the baggy green that will see it travel the country and shared with sports fans and cricketing communities,” the businessman shared.
Bradman, hailed as “The Don”, is known as perhaps the best skipper and his noteworthy consistency with the bat saw him resign with a Test batting normal of 99.94, an imprint that has not been eclipsed in 72 years.
According to a news report by Reuters, recently, previous spinner Shane Warne, Australia’s driving test wicket-taker, sold his valued loose green for more than A$1 million to help bushfire alleviation efforts.