For more than three decades, sports memorabilia impresario Ken Goldin has sold more than $600 million in memorabilia from many of the biggest names in sports, history and pop culture. But none have had the cultural importance as the headline item in the first auction of his new company, as Goldin Auctions offers for sale the original Pete Rose Banishment Document issued by the Office of the Commission of Baseball on August 23, 1989. The document is one of 600+lots rare and unique sports, history and pop culture memorabilia for sale from today through Nov. 17, 2012 at www.GoldinAuctions.com.
The 5-page document officially ended a 6-month investigation by the Office of the Commissioner as to allegations that Rose bet on baseball while the manager of the Cincinnati Reds. The historic document, which was Rose’s personal copy, is signed by Rose, his attorney Rueven J. Katz, Commissioner A. Bartlett Giamatti and Deputy Commissioner Fay Vincent. The document, which will start bidding at $100,000 comes with a Letter of Authenticity from Rose saying that this was his personal copy as well as full PSA/DNA LOA.
“The banishment of Pete Rose from baseball is one of the most significant events in baseball in the past 50 years, making this among the most important document in baseball history not just because if it’s significance but because it is the only known document signed by Rose, Giamatti and Vincent,” explains Goldin. “We know there are many baseball historians, collectors and Rose fans around the world that will need to have this original document in their collections.”
Goldin Auctions has been launched with the goal of best serving collectors and consignors and holding itself to the highest standards in the industry. Some of the policies that make Goldin Auctions different include: an industry low 10% buyers’ premium; all autographed items accompanied by an LOA from first party authenticators (such as MLB), PSA/DNA or JSA; game worn items accompanied by a team, player or MEARS/PSA/DNA or other full LOA; the assurance to collectors and consignors that they can bid with confidence that their proxy/ceiling bid remains confidential as Goldin Auctions has disabled that feature of the auction software – a practice not followed by many other online auction houses. The auction is scheduled to close on Nov. 17 at 10 pm ET but will follow the “15-minute rule” (meaning items will close once no bids have been received for 15-minutes).
Here’s a look at some highlights of the Goldin Auctions Fall 2012 Premier Auction of Sports Memorabilia, Historical and Entertainment Industry Collectibles.
Baseball Bats, Balls, Trophies & More
1934 NY Yankees Signed Baseball (strong Ruth and Gehrig)
1980 Philadelphia Phillies World Series Ring
1986 Barry Lyons NY Mets World Series Ring
1908-10 Ty Cobb Game Used Bat (Mears A-7.5)
1934-37 Rogers Hornsby Game Used Bat (Mears A-7)
1930’s Babe Ruth Signed Bat
2001 Roberto Alomar Gold Glove; 1995-96
1976 Cincinnati Reds World Series Trophy
1952 Topps Mickey Mantle rookie card ( PSA 4)
1916 Herpolsheimer #182 Honus Wagner (PSA VG-EX PSA pop 1 of 1)
1911 T201 Mecca double folders complete set
1933 and 1934 Goudey complete sets.
Jerseys & Game Used Gear
1977-78 Roger Staubach Game Used Jersey – finest in existence (A10 Mears)
2001 Drew Brees First NFL Game Worn Jersey (Chargers)
1994 Jerry Rice signed & inscribed Game Used Super Bowl Jersey
1995-96 Michael Jordan Game Worn Championship Season Jersey (Mears ‘A10’)
2003-04 LeBron James Game Used Rookie Jersey
1992-93 Shaquille O’Neal Game Used Rookie Jersey
1950’s Norm Van Brocklin Game used Rams Helmet
1982-83 UNC Autographed Basketball (w. Jordan, Perkins, Daugherty, etc)
2012 Derek Jeter Game used Yankee Home Jersey
1974 Joe Namath Jets Game Used Jersey
Unique Sports One-of-A-Kinds
1951 Rocky Marciano autographed sparring gloves
Michael Jordan’s American Express card
1939 Pasadena College Yearbook signed multiple times by Jackie Robinson
Personal collections from “Broad Street Bullies” Bernie Parent & Dave Schultz
1864 Abraham Lincoln Signed Civil War Document
Audemars Piquet Royal Oak Offshore Chronograph “Arnold Legacy” Watch
Avengers #1 Marvel Comic Book
#359 X-Men Issues #1 1963 (CGC 4.0 very good)
Original artwork and prints from Leroy Neiman, Stephen Holland & Billy Lopa
About Goldin Auctions
Sports memorabilia impresario Ken Goldin has sold more than $600 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. With the launch of Goldin Auctions he will continue to break new ground and offer collectors the best in memorabilia. Goldin Auctions features only a 10% buyers’ premium, one of the lowest rates in the industry. All autographed items come with LOA from first party authenticators or PSA/DNA or JSA. All game worn items come with team, player or MEARS/PSA/DNA full LOA or additional LOA. In addition to Ken Goldin, Goldin Auctions features a team of world-class memorabilia experts including; Harry Bryant, Rob Mitchell, Phil Spector, Rex Wang and Scott Gaynor. For more information visit www.goldinauctions.com.