Hall of Famer Barry Larkin has consigned dozens of items from his baseball career to Goldin Auctions, which will be offering them in its 2016 Winter Auction, set to open January 11.
The collection includes the baseball used for his first major league hit and numerous game-worn jerseys. There are 53 Larkin-related lots in all in the auction, which will run through January 30. A preview be open for viewing on Friday.
Born and raised in Cincinnati, Larkin capped off a stellar career by being elected into the Hall of Fame in 2012. During his 19-year career, all of it spent with his hometown team, he was the top shortstop in the National League, earning three Gold Gloves and being selected to 12 All-Star teams. His career stats are among the best ever for a shortstop: 2340 hits, 441 doubles, .295 avg., 198 HR’s, 960 RBI and 337 SB’s. Additionally, in 71 post-season at-bats he batted .338 and led the Reds to the 1995 World Series over Oakland.
“During his remarkable baseball life he was an Olympic champion, Rookie of the Year, World Series winner, MVP, 12-time All-Star and a Hall of Famer. We are honored to make these rare collectibles from his career available for the first-time.”
Among the items in the auction:
Lot #24: Larkin’s Game Used and Inscribed University of Michigan Baseball Jersey
Lot #25: 1984 Larkin Full Olympic Uniform with Warm-up Jacket, Jersey and Pants
Lot #27: 1984 Olympic Game Ball Signed by both President Ronald Reagan and Larkin
Lot #29: 1989 Larkin All-Star Game Used and Signed Reds Road Jersey
Lot #31: 2000 Larkin Game Used and Signed Reds “Turn Back The Clock” Home Jersey
Lot #33: 1993 Larkin Game Used and Signed All-Star Game Bat (PSA/DNA GU-10)
Lot #45: Larkin Game Used and Signed Batting Helmet
All items being offered will come with a letter of authenticity from Larkin. To register for the auction or to receive a free catalog, visit www.GoldinAuctions.com.