World News – AU – Don Bradman’s first green cap bid falls short of expectations


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The bidding for Sir Donald Bradman’s first green cap is way below expectations and far less than the record for one of the legendary Australian cricketers.

An online auction for the 1928 cap ended at 7:00 p.m. (ACDT) with a bid of 391. $ 500 from someone with the initials S.. . C.. . from the Brisbane suburb of Greenslopes.

Auctioneers had been hoping to raise between $ 1 million and $ 2 million on the cap that will be sold to pay the owner’s creditors, former bankrupt Adelaide accountant and convicted fraudster Peter Dunham.

The current record price for a baggy green is just over $ 1 million for Shane Warne’s test cap.

The upper limit is not allowed to leave the country as it falls under the federal law for the protection of movable cultural heritage.

Bradman received his first baggy green long before the modern tradition of test cricketers who retained a single cap throughout their career was established.

He made his Test debut against England in Brisbane in 1928, scooping 18 and 1 – a return the only time he was out in his career before being re-selected two games later and the selection being rewarded with a first century.

Dunham, now in jail, was given the hat when he was a young neighbor of Bradman in Adelaide’s eastern suburbs.

The cap was kept in the State Library of South Australia as part of the Bradman Collection.

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World News – AU – The bid for Don Bradman’s first Baggy Green Cap falls short of expectations


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