auctions to benefit Comcast-Spectacor Charities, the umbrella charity encompassing both Flyers Charities and Global Spectrum Charities.
“We look forward to helping Comcast-Spectacor Charities support charities throughout the Greater Philadelphia Region by offering their rare and unique collectibles to our large customer base all around the world,” said Ken Goldin, Founder of Goldin Auctions. “We hope to build upon this model to help other such charitable organizations broaden their reach to some of the world’s most discerning and passionate collectors.”
Through the partnership, Comcast-Spectacor Charities will provide at least five lots of memorabilia for Goldin Auctions to include in all of their auctions. The items, which may include stadium-used items, fan experiences, autographs and game-used memorabilia, will be featured in a special section of each Goldin Auction as Comcast-Spectacor Charity Collection. Proceeds from the lots will go to Comcast-Spectacor Charities.
For the upcoming 2013 Winter Goldin Auction, the Comcast-Spectacor Charity Collection lots are five oversized oil paintings of Philadelphia sports legends that were on display at the Spectrum including; Flyers greats Bobby Clarke, Bernie Parent and Pelle Lindbergh plus 76ers legends Wilt Chamberlain and Julius “Dr. J” Erving.
“We continue to look for new and exciting methods of generating awareness and increasing funding of our philanthropic efforts,” said Mary Ann Saleski, Senior Vice President and Executive Director of Comcast-Spectacor Charities. “Utilizing some of our assets we are able to partner with Goldin Auctions and make some truly wonderful and unique items available that will ultimately help those in need through our charitable endeavors.”
The Goldin Auctions Winter 2013 Auction offers 850 lots including one of the three finest T206 Honus Wagner baseball cards in existence. Known as the “Jumbo Wagner” the cards is graded EX5 (MC) by PSA – one of only three cards to receive a grade that high. Bidding begins at $500,000 with no reserve. Other highlights of the auction include: 1909-11 E90-1 Joe Jackson Rookie Card (VG-EX PSA 4); 1933 Nap Lajoie NR MT+ (SGC7.5); 1951 Bowman Mickey Mantle rookie graded NR-MT-MT+ (SGC 8.5); 1970’s Earl Monroe and Bill Bradley game used NY Knicks jerseys; Michael Jordan’s Gold VISA Card; 1959 Stan Musial game-used bat with provenance from a Cardinals employee; Roberto Clemente game used bat; 2002 Greg Maddux Rawlings Gold Glove Award; 2012 World Series game used items from World Series MVP Pablo Sandoval and regular season MVP Buster Posey; 2001 Derek Jeter World Series game used bat; 1949 Norm Van Brocklin College All Star game worn uniform; Christian Laettner’s 1992 Dream Team uniform; a pair of exquisite signed baseballs from Babe Ruth and Honus Wagner, and so much more.