Sir Donald Bradman’s Baggy Green cap being auctioned

The person who still has the record of having the best average in test cricket till date which is 99.94, Sir Donald Bradman’s Baggy Green cap which he wore on Test debut has been sold for $450,000. Peter Freedman, a Australian businessman, founder and chairman of electronics company Rode, bought the cap which was passed in after the initial online auction ended last week. After a week’s time the Australian legend’s cap was auctioned for a meagre $391,500 which was much low than expected auctioneers. Whereas the auctioneers expected to raise an approximate amount of $1 to $2 millions. This is the same cap which was presented to Sir Donald Bradman on his debut match again England in November 1928 at Brisbane.The current record price for a baggy green was just over $1 million paid for Shane Warne‘s only Test cap.But the record for a Bradman cap sold at auction was $425,000 in 2003, before this latest sale broke that mark. Bradman had 13 baggy green caps during his career and this one was worn for four Tests. The auction was being placed to raise over $7 millions by be Oracle Insolvency Services to help recover more than $7 million owed to 40 creditors by accountant Peter Dunham, who was jailed earlier this year for fraud. Durham was the legend’s neighbor and Sir Don Bradman himself had gifted him the cap in 1950s. It had been on loan to the State Library of South Australia since 2003 as part of its Bradman Collection before being put up for auction. According to the Federal Protection of Movable Cultural Heritage Act the Baggy Green cap couldn’t cross the county’s borders even though there were overseas bidders too. Freedman who is an avid collector and has earlier in this year to win a guitar used by Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain for a whopping $9 millions. As per reports Freedman is also going to have a look on the cap worn by the legend wore in his days.