When Alex Rodriguez finally captured a ring by winning the World Series with the 2009 New York Yankees he wanted to share his joy with those who helped him reach his goal, so he requested an additional player’s ring from the for a close family member. On Monday, February 25, 2013, bidding begins at $5,000 for that ring, given by Rodriguez to his cousin Yuri Sucart, in the 2013 Goldin Auctions April 5, 2013 Auction. For more information visit www.goldinauctions.com.
The ring is the exact same as the one issued to all Yankees players and one of the most striking World Series rings ever created. It has “Rodriguez” on one side above the Yankees logo, “World Champions 2009 Unity” on the other side with the image of the new Yankee Stadium. Inside the ring on one side is the markings “Yankee Stadium Inaugural Season 2009” with the inaugural season logo. Marked on the other side of the ring is “Balfour 14K”. The top features a Yankee blue stone accented by a diamond clustered NY logo rising from a diamond lined base path. The size 16 ring is made of 14K white gold and boasts 95 diamonds with a combined weight of approx 2.5 cctw. The ring comes in a Yankees presentation box with a notarized letter of authenticity and affidavit from Sucart
“This ring is truly special because Alex Rodriguez is one of the greatest players in baseball history and the quest for his first World Championship was one closely followed by fans all across the world,” said Ken Goldin, Founder of Goldin Auctions. “The chance for a collector to own an official New York Yankees Alex Rodriguez 2009 World Series ring is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.”
The marquee item in the Goldin Auctions April 5, 2013 Auction is the Jumbo Wagner — one of the three finest Honus Wagner T206 cards in existence graded EX 5 (MC) by PSA. It carries an opening bid of $500,000. Other auction items include: The Joe Montana Collection including jerseys worn by both Montana and Steve Young in their 1994 showdown; a football autographed by Pat Tillman the day he joined the U.S. Army; 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.
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 in 2012, he continues to break new ground and offer collectors the best in collectible treasures up for auction in the marketplace. Goldin Auctions offers an industry low 10% buyers’ premium; all game worn or autographed items come with team, player, league or additional LOA from industry leading authenticators; and collectors can bid with confidence that their proxy/ceiling bids remain confidential. For more information, visit www.goldinauctions.com.