Goldin Auctions and Cal Ripken, Jr. announced a series of auctions of certain key treasures from the historic collection of Cal Ripken, Jr. thru Goldin Auctions, which will benefit the Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation. The collection features mementos from the incredible and unparalleled career of Hall of Famer Cal Ripken, Jr. from his first little league uniform, to his early days as a Baltimore Oriole, to items from his historic consecutive game streak, 3,000th hit, 400th home run, World Series Championship, retirement and more.
The first auction will begin Friday September 25th and will be a one lot auction of Cal’s 1997 Chevy Tahoe that was given to him by The Orioles in honor of his breaking Lou Gehrig’s consecutive game record. Bidding will end on October 3, 2020. Cal has signed the dashboard and in the trunk is not only an equipment bag full of game used and signed items from Cal’s career, but also a $5,000.00 gift certificate to Goldin Auctions so you can get a head start on acquiring mementos from Cal’s career. 100% of the proceeds from the auction of the truck and its contents will be donated to the Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation. “It is an honor to get the opportunity to work once again with Cal Ripken, Jr. He is one of the most loved and important icons in American sports history and his on and off the field accomplishments are second to none,” said Goldin Auctions Founder and CEO Ken Goldin. “The bidders are in for a treat when we debut the core of the collection in our October Legends Auction beginning Oct 12th.”
Future auctions will include game used items and memorabilia from historic events and accomplishments in the great career of Cal Ripken jr. A portion of all items sold will benefit the Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation.
“Over the last year I have had the chance to explore my collection and it amazed me how many unique items I was able to compile throughout my career” said Hall of Famer Cal Ripken, Jr. “With the celebration of the 25th anniversary of 2131 still fresh in my mind, I thought this would be a great time to share some of them with other collectors and lovers of baseball. It will also raise funds for our work with kids under the Foundation named for my Dad.”
About Goldin Auctions
Sports memorabilia impresario Ken Goldin has sold more than $700 million in memorabilia from many of the biggest names in sports, history and pop culture and was the pioneer of using the medium of television to sell sports memorabilia. In the August 2020 Auction, Goldin Auctions sold a 2009 Bowman Chrome Draft Prospects #BDPP89 Mike Trout (Superfractors) Signed Rookie Card (#1/1) for a public sale record of $3.84 million and the 2003-04 UD “Exquisite Collection” Rookie Patch Autograph (RPA) #78 LeBron James Signed Rookie Card (#02/99) for $1.1 million, plus the previous public sale record holder the Honus Wagner T206 card for $3.12 million, a 2013-14 National Treasures Horizontal (RPA) #130 Giannis Antetokounmpo Signed NBA Logoman Patch Rookie Card (#1/1) – BGS MINT 9/BGS 10 for $1.85 million – a basketball card record, Babe Ruth’s 1918 contract for a record $1.02 million, 2009 Bowman Chrome Mike Trout Prospects Red Refractor – BGS 9.5 for $922,500 the record for a Modern Baseball Card, several 2003-04 Exquisite LOGOMAN Cards featuring LeBron James for $900,000 the record for any Basketball card, 2003-04 LeBron James Game Used Rookie Jersey for $392,500 the highest paid for a LeBron James Rookie Jersey, the Mike Piazza Post-9/11 home run jersey for $365,000, and the 1979-80 Wayne Gretzky PSA GEM MT 10 rookie card for a record $465,000. Goldin Auctions strives to break new ground and offer collectors the best in collectible treasures up for auction in the marketplace. Goldin Auctions is the official auction partner of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, the Jackie Robinson Foundation and the Babe Ruth Birthplace and Museum. For more information, visit www.goldinauctions.com.
Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation
The Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation helps to build character and teach critical life lessons to at-risk young people living in America’s most distressed communities. The Foundation is a national 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization founded in 2001 to honor the legend and spirit of Cal Ripken, Sr. Everything we do maintains the values which Cal, Sr. embodied as a devoted coach and mentor: leadership, work ethic, personal responsibility, and healthy living. Through our transformational at-risk youth programs and Youth Development Parks, multipurpose parks, we create safe opportunities for youth in need to develop valuable life skills, build character, connect positively with local law enforcement, and learn how to make productive choices for their future. By partnering with youth-serving organizations and schools across the country, we provide educational life skills curriculum for adult mentors to use to better engage and teach the children we serve. Our dedicated corporate partners and generous donors support these opportunities to impact millions of young lives every year.