Goldin Auctions is offering collectors two chances to bid upon a rare collection of sports memorabilia this summer as the 2015 Goldin Auctions Summer Auction includes both a Premium Live Auction on July 31, during the National Sports Collector’s Convention in Chicago, and an online auction beginning today through August 8th, at www.GoldinAuctions.com
To see the 1,200+ lots of sports, entertainment, historical and pop culture memorabilia, or to register for the auction and receive a free catalog, visit www.GoldinAuctions.com. Items #1-108 will be sold at the Live Premium Auction while all others will be sold online.
“The National Sports Collector’s Convention is the annual event where sports memorabilia takes center stage and the biggest and most passionate collectors gather to build their collections and celebrate the hobby,” said Ken Goldin, Founder of Goldin Auctions. “We are honored to be hosting this exciting event and we’re proud to have assembled a collection of memorabilia worthy of the occasion.”
Although there are more than 1,200 lots up for bids representing sports, entertainment, historical and pop culture, the 2015 Goldin Auctions Summer Auction offers one of the most impressive collections of baseball memorabilia ever assembled. In addition to personal collections from Hall of Famers Mike Schmidt and Andre Dawson, the auction also features five Gold Gloves, a rare Babe Ruth game worn Yankees cap, Christy Mathewson’s game used and signed 1905 World Series bat, a 1952 Topps Mickey Mantle rookie card graded PSA8, and a dozen game used bats that are each expected to fetch more than $10,000.
The Premium Live Auction will be held on July 31, at the Muvico 18 Theater in Rosemont, IL, located just a mile from the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center, the site of the National Sports Collector’s Convention. It will include 100 live lots of premium high-value sports memorabilia, each valued at over $10,000.
Here’s a look at some of the marquee items:
Lot #40 – 1905 Christy Mathewson Game-Used an Signed World Series Bat –Mathewson passed this bat around during the 1905 World Series locker room celebration and had several of his teammates sign it, including Red Ames, George “Hooks” Wiltse, and Billy Gilbert. To cap it off and assure collectors of its authenticity, Hall of Fame manager John McGraw signed and dated the bat “Oct. 14 -05”. This is the first time the bat has been offered for sale.
Lot #32 – 1932 Babe Ruth Game Worn Yankees Cap – just one of four know Ruth caps it has a superlative lineage of provenance unparalleled by any Ruth cap previously offered for sale. It was originally presented from the personal collection of Yankees manager Joe McCarthy as a gift to a young newspaper delivery boy named Robert O’Brian in McCarthy’s adopted home town of Buffalo, NY.
The Andre Dawson Collection – 18 items – 13 online and 5 in the Live Auction including:
Lot #14 – 1987 N.L. MVP Award
Lot #12 – 1982 Rawlings Gold Glove Award
Lot #13 – 1987 Babe Ruth Sultan of Swat HR Crown
Lot #11 – 1996 Dawson’s Final HR Baseball (#438 on 9-22-96 off Xavier Hernandez)
The Mike Schmidt Collection – 21 items 18 online and 3 in the Live Auction including:
Lot #58 – 1979 N.L. Gold Glove Award
Lot #57 – 1974 Babe Ruth Sultan of Swat HR Crown
Lot #6 – 1987 Game Used Bat from Career HR’s #504, 505
Lot #1 – Autographed 1965-68 Ernie Banks Game-Used Bat from Career HR #466
Lot #3 – Autographed 1921-31 Babe Ruth Game-Used Louisville Slugger Bat
Lot #7 – Autographed 1956 Mickey Mantle Game-Used Triple Crown/MVP Season Bat (one of just 3 known 1956 Mantle bats)
Lot #15 – 1997-98 Michael Jordan Game Worn, Signed/Dated Bulls Home Jersey(2/28/98)
Lot #16 – 1995-96 Chicago Bull Championship Ring from Greatest NBA Team
Lot #17 – 1924-25 Eddie Collins Game Used Glove
Lots #18-20 – 1909-11 T206 White Border Cards — Sherry Magie (Magee Error) PSA EX+5.5; Eddie Plank (Sweet Corporal) PSA EX 5; and Walter Johnson Portrait (Piedmont) PSA Mint 9.
Lot #21 – Babe Ruth Single Signed Ball
Lot #23 – Babe Ruth HR Baseball #519 (5-4-1930) signed by Ruth and Gehrig
Lot #43 – Roberto Clements Single Signed Baseball – one of the finest Clemente signed balls in existence
Lot #48 – 1945 Hank Greenberg Game Used and Signed Tigers Cap with hand-written letter from Greenberg
Lot #52 – 1952 Topps #311 Mickey Mantle PSA NM-MT 8 – one of the 31 best graded versions of this historic card
Lot #65 – Royce Clayton 2007 Red Sox World Series Ring
Lot #68 – Ichiro Suzuki 2001 Gold Glove Award from his MVP/Rookie of the Year Season – believed to be the first Ichiro award/trophy to ever be available at auction
Lot #70 – Mike Tyson’s Heavyweight Championship Belt from unifying the title versus James “Bonecrusher” Smith in 1987
Lot #72 – James Worthy’s Personal NBA 50 Greatest Players Signed Lithograph – signed by all players (except Maravich) as well as NBA Commissioner David Stern
Lot #74 – Harvey Haddix Near Perfect Game Glove – Haddix had the glove bronzed after his 12+ perfect innings versus Milwaukee in 1959 – among the greatest pitching performances in baseball history.
Lot #78 – 1973 Miami Dolphins Super Bowl VIII Ring from player Bob Heinz
Lot #79 – 1994 SF 49ers Super Bowl XXIX Ring from former owner Eddie DeBartolo
Lot #81 – 2012 Baltimore Ravens Super Bowl Player Ring presented to secretary Toni Lekas
Lot #95 – 2009 Tom Brady Game Used Throwback Road Jersey (10/11/09 vs Denver)
Lot #100 – 1999 Custom-Designed Bass Fishing Boat Presented to Wade Boggs by Rays owner Vince Naimoli to celebrate his career hit #3000- winner also receives a fishing experience with Boggs.