Boston vs New York: Appraiser Leila Dunbar Talks Sports Memorabilia and Rivalries

As an appraiser, Leila Dunbar knows Yankees memorabilia is king, but as a sports fan who grew up outside of Boston, her heart remains with teams like the Red Sox, Celtics, and Bruins. In this interview, the former auctioneer for Sotheby’s discusses some of her favorite sports items, from the bat Babe Ruth used to hit his first homer in Yankee Stadium to the Boston Garden’s famous parquet floor. She also explains the methodology she uses to appraise items, including one-of-a-kinds. Dunbar, who has her own company but remains a consultant for Sotheby’s, can be reached via herAntiques Roadshow page.”