As we reported earlier this summer, Hall of Famer Brooks Robinson has consigned his personal memorabilia collection to auction. The live conclusion is slated to take place November 5-7 but bidding is already underway.
Heritage Auctions will handle the sale, which includes a copy of his 1937 birth certificate, his rookie year contract, two World Series rings and game-used gear.
For nearly all of the first quarter century of Baltimore Orioles history, Robinson was the face of the young franchise, claiming two World Championship rings, an American League Most Valuable Player Award, and a then-record 16 Gold Gloves before his retirement in 1977. Robinson won so many Gold Glove awards during his career he began giving them away to friends and family.
Among the other auction highlights from Robinson’s collection:
1964 American League Most Valuable Player Award: Estimate: $100,000+
1970 Baltimore Orioles World Series Championship Ring: Estimate: $80,000+
1977 Game Worn Baltimore Orioles Final Home Uniform: Estimate: $20,000+
50th Anniversary Gold Glove Award: Estimate: $20,000+
1970 World Series Game Used Third Base (Bronzed): Estimate: $4,000+
16 Gold Gloves: Estimate: $15,000+ each
Brooks Robinson Game-Used All-Star Bats: Estimate: $4,000+
Brooks Robinson 1974 Fielder’s Glove: Estimate: $20,000+
In all, auction officials expect proceeds to reach $1 million or more.
In addition, the famous original painting of Robinson by famed artist Norman Rockwell—will be sold privately.