Cal Ripken is ready to part with some of his stuff.
The Baseball Hall of Famer and Goldin Auctions announced a collaboration Thursday that will bring items from his baseball career—even his first Little League uniform—to auction.
Hundreds of items will be sold over three upcoming auctions and include memorabilia from his historic consecutive game streak, 3,000th hit, 400th home run, World Series championship, his retirement and other moments during his 20-year career.
The first auction was set to go online Friday and will be a one lot auction of the 1997 Chevy Tahoe that was given to him by The Orioles in honor of his breaking Lou Gehrig’s consecutive game record of 2,130 games. In the back will be an equipment bag full of game used and signed items from his career and a $5,000.00 gift certificate to Goldin Auctions. He’s also signed the dashboard. All proceeds will benefit the Cal Ripken Sr. Foundation.
“It is an honor to get the opportunity to work once again with Cal Ripken, Jr. He is one of the most loved and important icons in American sports history and his on and off the field accomplishments are second to none,” said Goldin Auctions Founder and CEO Ken Goldin. “The bidders are in for a treat when we debut the core of the collection in our October Legends Auction beginning Oct 12th.”
A portion of all items sold in the October auction will benefit the Ripken, Sr. Foundation. Future auctions will include game used items and additional memorabilia.
“Over the last year I have had the chance to explore my collection and it amazed me how many unique items I was able to compile throughout my career,” Ripken stated. “With the celebration of the 25th anniversary of 2131 still fresh in my mind, I thought this would be a great time to share some of them with other collectors and lovers of baseball. It will also raise funds for our work with kids under the Foundation named for my Dad.”