A spectacular collection of memorabilia including gold medals, game-worn jerseys, trophies and more from the U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team’s (USWNT) first superstar, Michelle Akers will be up for bids in the Goldin Auctions 2019 October Legends Auction from September 23 through October 19 at GoldinAuctions.com.
The Michele Akers Collection features 60 lots of memorabilia consigned directly by the National Soccer Hall of Famer with a portion of the proceeds benefiting the Michelle Akers Horse Rescue and Outreach Foundation.
Some of the historic items being offered include: 1996 Olympic Gold Medal; 1991 and 1999 FIFA World Cup Gold Medals; 1991 FIFA World Cup Golden Boot Award as the tourney’s outstanding player; 1996 Olympic gold medal match game-worn and signed jersey and shorts; 2004 National Soccer Hall of Fame Ring; and the ball from career goal 100 signed by teammates from the 1999 squad. The complete catalog will be available for viewing on September 22 at GoldinAuctions.com
“The U.S. Women’s National Soccer team is one of the most popular teams in the country as their 2019 ESPY Award for best team illustrated,” said Ken Goldin Founder of Goldin Auctions. “It’s truly an honor to offer the personal collection from one of the sport’s pioneers who scored the first goal in the history of the USWNT.”
During her spectacular career, in which she played in 153 matches for the USWNT from 1985-2000, she was the team’s second all-time leading scorer with 105 goals, 37 assists and 247 points. A four-time All-American at the University of Central Florida, she won the Hermann Trophy in 1988, was a member of three U.S. FIFA World Cup teams and the 1996 Olympic team. She was named FIFA Female Player of the Century in 2002 and was inducted into the National Soccer Hall of Fame in 2004.
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. Over the past few years, Goldin Auctions sold a Honus Wagner T206 card for a public sale record $3.12 million, Babe Ruth’s 1918 contract for a record $1.02 million, 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