Twenty-five years after one of baseball’s most famous plays, the two principals will sit down to dinner with the high bidder and three friends in a special auction. Bill Buckner and Mookie Wilson have agreed to dine and watch a World Series game with the person who wins an auction being run through New York’s Gotta Have It! Collectibles. Minimum bid is $5,000 with no buyer’s premium.
The one-lot, one-week auction gets underway today and concludes next Wednesday. Minimum bid is $5,000. The dinner will be held at Mickey Mantle’s Restaurant NYC on October 24.
The Buckner-Wilson get-together serves as the kickoff to a 100-lot auction of sports memorabilia that will begin on the 19th and includes one of three known game-used baseballs from that famous 1986 World Series Game 6. The ball is signed and inscribed by both players.
Other items in the auction include one of two 1961 American League MVP awards. Dieges & Clust, the manufacturer, gave one to Roger Maris and hung the other on the company wall. It’ll be up for bid along with 99 other items including a ticket stub from Derek Jeter’s first big league hit in May of 1995, a 1947 photo of the Brooklyn Dodgers infielders signed by all four including Jackie Robinson and a 1972 Munich Olympics game used basketball.
For more information, visit GottaHaveIt.com or call (212) 750-7900.