Sneed: Cubs legend Andre ‘Hawk’ Dawson selling his awards

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Andre Dawson follows through on his swing during a game with the Los Angeles Dodgers in 1987 at Wrigley Field. | Getty Images

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Why is Chicago Cubs Hall of Famer Andre “Hawk” Dawson putting all his treasures on the auction block?

Why is the Chicago Cubs legend selling his 1987 National League MVP award, his 1982 Gold Glove award and his 1987 Babe Ruth Sultan of Swat Crown?

“I don’t know, but I will be bidding on them,” said Bartman ball-purchaser Grant DePorter, who is interested in all things sports for his Harry Caray’s 7thInning Stretch eatery and Chicago Sports Museum at Water Tower Place.

“I don’t know why either,” said auction maven Ken Goldin, whose Goldin Auctions in West Berlin, N.J., is selling the collection of Cubbie legend Andre “Hawk” Dawson’s memorabilia.

“Lots of players feel they will always have their memories to treasure and want to give someone else a chance to enjoy these items,” Goldin added.

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“But I will say what hasn’t been mentioned,” said Goldin. “This is the only time in history anybody received the MVP award for a last-place team!

“Typically treasures like this come out when someone passes away. This is a special occasion the public today can relate to — as opposed to someone 40 or 50 years ago.

Goldin Auctions estimate the MVP award might go for around $100,000; the Babe Ruth Sultan of Swat Crown for $30,000 — and a similar amount for Dawson’s Gold Glove award.

Dawson, a right-fielder who played five seasons with the Chicago Cubs, was inducted in the Major League Hall of Fame in 2010. He retired in 1996. Hewas only the second player in baseball history to reach 400 home runs and 300 stolen bases, according to the Baseball Hall of Fame.

“Harry Caray was a great friend of Dawson’s and he gave us a bat signed by him for the restaurant,” said DePorter.

“The National Sports Collectors Convention is taking place in Rosemont in late July — and the Andre Dawson items will be auctioned off at a live auction onJuly 31,”he added.“So I have been planning to be at the convention for a while and have been already targeting sports memorabilia items there.”

The Hillary file . . .

Hill’s hair: Dem presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton, who loves experimenting with different hairstyles, got her tresses tweaked by her favorite Chicago hairstylist,Marianne Strokirk, Tuesday morning.

A Sneed source said Strokirk met with Hillary at the Waldorf Astoria hotel for a primp session before she headed off to a fund-raiser at the home of Molly and Bill Mahoney.

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