I hope that in the caring hands of public institutions (sporting museums, libraries) and private collectors these items will bring pleasure to a wide public and be best preserved for the social and historic interest of future generations.
And I’m glad my family will have a permanent record of my collection without the responsibility.”
– Ron Barassi
Leonard Joel is honoured to present the personal collection of Australian sporting legend Ron Barassi. For more than 60 years, Ron Barassi has been a key sporting and cultural figure, famous for his groundbreaking career in Australian Rules football. This is a collection of national significance offering a unique glimpse into a bygone football era and the inquisitive mind of an extraordinary player and revolutionary coach.
Throughout his life, Ron Barassi collected enthusiastically and broadly. The various items clearly indicate interests stretching far beyond football into various other sports, history, psychology and business. Each aspect of his career and personal interests are represented through the memorabilia, awards and iconic personal mementos spanning his entire life.
PLEASE NOTE THAT THE RON BARASSI COLLECTION HAS BEEN PURCHASED PRIOR TO AUCTION AND THEREFORE THERE WILL BE NO AUCTION ON SUNDAY 4 SEPTEMBER 2016.
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The Ron Barassi Collection In the News
10 August 2016 | Sydney Morning Herald | Ron Barassi memorabilia auction garners attention
4 August 2016 | SEN Inside Football | Barassi sale rare chance to secure our previous history
23 July 2016 | Melbourne Football Club News | Barassi collection to be sold at auction
27 July 2016 | Channel 9 News | Barassi Auction
8 July 2016 | Herald Sun | AFL memorabilia: Legend Ronald Barassi’s private collection to be offered for public auction
23 June 2016 | The Weekly Review | Ron Barassi’s incredible sporting collection going under the hammer
27 April 2016 | Channel 7 News | Footy great Ron Barassi to auction AFL memorabilia
23 April 2016 | The Australian | The Australian, Memories of dad still vivid, but Ron Barassi letting go
25 March 2016 | The Age | AFL season 2016: Memorabilia from one of football’s most memorable men – Ron Barassi