Australian cricketer Mark Waugh would draw a stick man on his thigh pad each time he posted a first-class century during his high-class career.
One of those thigh pads, suitably inscribed, is among hundreds of items of sports and music memorabilia being flogged off tomorrow and Saturday by former English international cricketer Dermot Reeve from a shop next to Grind Cafe at Frankton’s Shotover Ridge.
Reeve, who’s coaching provincial side Central Districts this season, is clearing the items ahead of a likely family move to Sydney.
Other Waugh items include the Aussie great’s last Test bat and shirt, and a blade he used to score an Australian one-day record of 173. Waugh’s brother and former Test captain Steve is also represented in the memorabilia collection.
As well, there’s a bat signed by the late Sir Donald Bradman, and one he co-signed with living legends Sachin Tendulkar and Brian Lara, plus a shirt worn by Sourav Ganguly for an Indian record one-day score of 183.
Soccer features with a print signed by England’s World Cup-winning 1966 team and a shirt signed by nine of France’s 1998 winners.
Music items include records, lyrics and even artwork by the likes of the Beatles, Eric Clapton and Mick Jagger.