It is an honor for SCP Auctions to present The Delbert Mickel Estate Collection at public auction. Part One of this three stage endeavor highlights our April 30th-May 17th Spring Premier Auction. To those who knew him, A. Delbert Mickel was above all an extraordinary family man, a true friend and a generous and faithful spirit. He was also curator of one of the finest personal collections of game worn baseball jerseys in the world.
Driven by his unbridled love for the game itself, Delbert’s interest in acquiring the finest quality baseball jerseys from some of the game’s greatest legends, preceded the evolution of the modern, large-scale memorabilia market by decades.
Delbert’s diligence, resourcefulness, and engaging personality enabled to him to amass a museum caliber collection beginning long before the internet-age simplified such pursuits. Just as he did in all facets of his personal and professional life, Delbert made a profound and lasting impression on everyone who knew him throughout the baseball memorabilia collecting community. Delbert’s reputation for knowledge, experience and integrity made him one of the most admired collectors of all-time. His standards for quality and authenticity created an invaluable and lasting pedigree that endures with every jersey that ever qualified for inclusion in his esteemed collection.
The Delbert Mickel Estate Collection (Part One) Highlights Include:
- 1962 Warren Spahn Milwaukee Braves Game Worn Road Jersey W/ Handwritten LOA from Warren Spahn
- 1964 Bob Gibson Autographed St. Louis Cardinals (World Championship Season) Game Worn Road Jersey
- 1967 Hank Aaron Autographed Atlanta Braves Game Worn Home Jersey
- 1945 Mickey Owen Brooklyn Dodgers Rare Dark Blue Satin Style Game Worn Road Jersey w/Pants
- 1964 World Series Dal Maxvill St. Louis Cardinals Home Uniform Worn To Catch The Final Out In Game 7 Vs. The New York Yankees (Maxvill LOA)
- 1967 Steve Carlton St. Louis Cardinals (World Championship Season) Game Worn Road Jersey w/ undershirt
- 1928 Andy High St. Louis Cardinals Game Worn Home Jersey
- 1939 Clydell “Slick” Castleman New York Game Worn Home Jersey – Rare Style!
- 1948 Doyle Lade Chicago Cubs Game Worn Home Jersey w/Pants
- 1950 Mickey Owen Chicago Cubs Game Worn Road Jersey
- 1951 Johnny Sain New York Yankees (World Championship Season) Game Worn Road Jersey
- 1959 Elroy Face Pittsburgh Pirates Game Worn Road Jersey – 18-1 Pitching Record Season!
- 1959 Ted Kluszewski Chicago White Sox Game Worn Home Jersey
- 1960 Marv Throneberry Kansas City Athletics Game Worn Road Jersey
- 1980 Pete Rose Autographed Philadelphia Phillies (World Championship Season) Game Worn Home Uniform
Other Collection Highlights Include:
- 1946 Nels Potter St. Louis Browns Game Worn Home Jersey and Pants
- 1955 Bob Oldis Washington Nationals Game Worn Road Jersey
- 1956 Hal Smith Baltimore Orioles Game Worn Home Uniform
- 1958 Frank Howard Los Angeles Dodgers (Rookie Year) Game Worn Home Jersey
- 1960 Joe Adcock Milwaukee Braves Game Worn Home Jersey
- 1962 Sherman Jones New York Mets (Inaugural Season) Game Worn Road Jersey
- 1975 Bob Gibson St. Louis Cardinals Game Worn Warm-Up Jacket
- 2001 Derek Jeter New York Yankees Game Worn Home Jersey