David Ortiz is Having an Estate Sale This Weekend
Shop Big Papi's collection of sports memorabilia, workout equipment, designer clothing, chic furniture and more.
Here’s a winner of a day trip: This weekend, Massachusetts-based Exceptional Estate Sales is hosting a gigantic event at the home of Red Sox legend, David Ortiz, in Weston, Massachusetts. Last year, Big Papi listed his 8,500 square-foot home for $6.3 million but it was taken off the market in July, about a month after the retired baseball player was shot outside a bar in the Dominican Republic.
Thankfully, Ortiz has recovered and — thankfully for us! — he still has a mind to downsize. Last February, he told Boston Magazine that he was looking to move his family to a condo in Boston so he could be closer to his work consulting with the David Ortiz Children’s Fund.
His house, which he purchased in 2007, is a veritable museum for sports memorabilia. It also displays the Ortiz family’s good design taste. But they can’t take everything with them, and their downsize is our upsize. Here’s a taste of what you can expect at the sale, scheduled for this Saturday, February 29 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.:
Numbers for entry will be handed out at 7:30 a.m. on Saturday morning (the address will officially go live on Friday on exceptionalestatesales.com but, not exactly a newsflash, Ortiz lives at 16 Driftwood Lane in Weston). Both cash and credit cards are accepted. In advance of the sale, subscribers of Rhode Island Monthly should consult their March issue, which hit mailboxes earlier this week and features an estate sale shopping how-to with tips for scoring the best deal in the face of rabid collectors and ruthless dealers.
For more photos and information on the sale, visit exceptionalestatesales.com.