Bob Hyland’s Sports Page bar items to be auctioned off on Wednesday – The Journal News / Lohud.com
Bob Hyland, the owner of Bob Hyland’s Sports Page in White Plains, talks about the bar/restaurant on Feb. 3, 2017, as they get ready to vacate the White Plains Mall very soon.
WHITE PLAINS – The interior contents of Bob Hyland’s Sports Page, a beloved White Plains bar that had its final last call earlier this month, will be sold at auction on Wednesday afternoon.
At the public auction, furniture, kitchen equipment and office gear will be up for bid first, followed by an auction of the bar’s well-known collection of photos autographed by sports legends, neon sports bar signage and framed matted prints, according to the sale’s organizer Rick Dufort.
Among the items slated for auction:
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For more than 44 years, The Sports Page — which was owned by Hyland, a former New York Giant and Westchester County native, gave locals a place to catch games and enjoy brews. On its last night on April 7, patrons packed into the bar to reminisce and watch baseball.
Before becoming a bar owner, Hyland was a football standout at Archbishop Stepinac High School, a first-round NFL draft pick and a Super Bowl champion.
He opened his first bar, The Single Wing, in 1973 while playing for the New York Giants. Four years later, Hyland opened the first Sports Page on Mamaroneck Avenue. In 2006, The Sports Page moved to the White Plains Mall on Hamilton Avenue.
The mall will eventually be demolished as part of project to develop the area into a 20-plus story tower with apartments, stores and parking. Hyland told The Journal News on his final night tending bar that he has no plans at this time to open a new place.
The sale is scheduled to be held at The Sports Page at 200 Hamilton Ave. in White Plains, starting with the furniture and office equipment at 3 p.m., followed by the auction of the bar’s sports memorabilia starting at 5 p.m. Buyers must bring cash or a bank cashier’s check.