Sid Hartman, the 93-year-old Minnesota sports legend and longtime sports columnist for the Star Tribune, is cleaning out his closets with an estate sale this weekend.
Lakeville-based Estate Sales Minnesota is hosting the sale in a commercial building at 6900 Oxford Street in St. Louis Park, between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.
Best known for his many “close, personal friends” in the sports community, Hartman has been a fixture of Minnesota sports journalism for nearly 70 years. According to Estate Sales, he will attend Saturday’s sale at 10 a.m. for about two hours to sign autographs for those who make purchases.
In addition to his Strib column, Hartman is featured on WCCO AM-830 radio every weekday morning. On Sundays, he co-hosts “Sports Huddle” with Dave Mona, who until recently served as chairman of Weber Shandwick Minneapolis.
Hartman jousts with callers and often expresses his devotion to Golden Gophers teams and coaches. This past Sunday, he and longtime friend Bobby Knight chatted about basketball.
Hartman is selling clothes such as suits, shirts, pants, and shoes. He’ll also be selling autographed copies of books he authored and bobblehead dolls, according to Estate Sales Minnesota.
Dana Arvidson, owner of Estate Sales Minnesota, told Twin Cities Business that estate sales usually take place when a family member has died or someone is moving into a smaller home or apartment. However, she said Hartman’s sale is designed simply to unload his excess clothing and he isn’t planning a move.
Arvidson said her company determined the value of the goods Hartman plans to sell but declined to disclose the total value of the estate sale. Click here to view pictures of some of the items Hartman plans to sell.