Goldin Auction News May 31, 2017: This Saturday night, 2,000 lots of sports, entertainment, history and pop-culture memorabilia, including Paul Hornung’s Heisman Trophy, Don Larson’s World Series MVP Award, Lawrence Taylor’s Super Bowl Trophy and much more will be up for bids in the 2017 Goldin Auctions Spring Online Auction at www.GoldinAuctions.com.
Here’s a look at some of the key lots and their current bids as of May 31. For a look at the entire auction catalog, visit www.GoldinAuctions.com.
Lot 33: Paul Hornung’s 1956 Heisman Trophy — This is one of several Heisman’s made for Hornung before the DAC changed the policy. This one was formerly on display at his home. Comes with Hornung LOA. (Current Bid $160,000)
Lot 45: Don Larson’s 1956 World Series MVP Award — Officially called “The Babe Ruth Award”, the wooden plaque features an engraved centerpiece that reads “To the outstanding player of the 1956 World Series Don Larsen New York Yankees Presented by the New York Chapter of the Baseball Writers Ass’n of America”. Comes directly from Don Larsen’s personal collection with a signed Don Larsen LOA. (Current Bid $28,000)
Lot 188: 1951 Bowman No. 253 Mickey Mantle Rookie Card, PSA NM 7 — Among more than 1,700 copies recorded in PSA’s census reporting, just over five dozen examples have earned a higher, unqualified grade. (Current Bid $26,000)
Lot 34: Lawrence Taylor’s 1990 Super Bowl XXV Trophy — Plated in silver, the trophy weighs approximately 6 lbs, 6 oz and is 16 inches tall. Taylor signed his name in black marker on the right side of the football and inscribed “56”. This iconic trophy comes with a full LOA from Taylor, who attests that this trophy was given to him by the Giants for winning Super Bowl XXV. (Current Bid $24,000)
Lot 74: Don Zimmer’s New York Yankees 2000 World Series Ring (Current Bid $20,000)
Lot 71: 1997-98 Michael Jordan Game Used Bulls Home Jersey — Comes with LOA from Bulls. (Current Bid $16,000)
Lot 75: 1792 George Washington Signed U.S. District Court Judge Appointment — This document is a rare judicial appointment by President Washington. The appointed judge is Richard Peters, a prominent lawyer from Philadelphia and a former member of the Continental Congress. (Current Bid $10,000)
Lot 46: George Steinbrenner Love Letter Collection — The relationship documented by this archive of notes and letters could have been from any two teenagers in 1950’s America. The college kid that wrote these letters to his “friend” Mary Jane Elster was George Steinbrenner. In the 19 hand-written and typed letters from 1949-51, he writes about everything from his fear of performing in a football game against Princeton to his disappointment with the Indians pennant chances. These letters became public in 2010 shortly after Steinbrenner passed away. Many of the letters retain their original mailing envelope and are mounted in a 39-page custom-made leather album measuring 13 x 15 inches. A selection of press clippings documenting the Schriner family’s legal wrangling with the Yankees are also included in this bound archive. This entire lot has been pre-certified by Steve Grad of Beckett Authentication. (Current Bid $9,500)
Lot 237: 1957 Topps No. 119 Bart Starr Rookie Card, PSA NM-MT 8 — Among more than 1,400 examples recorded in PSA’s census reporting, just three specimens have achieved a higher, unqualified tier. (Current Bid $8,500)
Lots 493 & 497— 1973-74 & 1974-75 Philadelphia Flyers Stanley Cup Trophies Personally Owned by Dave Schultz — Including LOAs from Schultz (Current Bids $7,000 & $7,500)
Lot 102: Tupac Shakur Handwritten Lyrics to Cradle 2 the Grave — The lyrics here represent Tupac’s full verse on Cradle 2 The Grave, which charted at 25 on Billboard Hot Rap Singles, in its entirety. Tupac performed the first verse of this song, later ceding the spotlight to his fellow “Thug Life” members. (Current bid $5,000)
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.
Over the past few years, Goldin Auctions sold Babe Ruth’s 1918 contract for a record $1.02 million, a Honus Wagner T206 card for a public sale record $3.12 million, the Mike Piazza Post-9/11 home run jersey for $365,000, and the 1979-80 Wayne Gretzky PSA 10 rookie card for a record $465,000.
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