Items from the collection of Hall of Fame manager Dick Williams will be among more than 1,250 lots of sports, entertainment, history and pop-culture memorabilia hitting the auction block next week.
Memorabilia from the Williams estate includes his personal 1972 World Series trophy, presented after the Oakland A’s captured the first of back-to-back championships under his leadership. Williams served as a consultant to the New York Yankees in 1999 and his World Series ring from that season is also going to be offered through Goldin Auctions. Both items carry a $10,000 opening bid. A signed 1967 check from Topps and a signed photo from former President Lyndon Johnson are also part of the collection.
Other key sports lots include: (Lot #2) 1950 Ted Williams rare model bat game used, signed and inscribed “my personal best bat”; a 1954 Topps #128 Hank Aaron rookie card PSA NM-MT 8; (Lot #90); a 1955 Topps #164 Roberto Clemente rookie card PSA NM-MT 8; a (Lot #52) 1951/52 Parkhurst #66 Gordie Howe rookie card PSA NM-MT 8; (Lot #3), a 1921-31 Babe Ruth game model bat; a (Lot #8) 1975 Terry Bradshaw Steelers home jersey; (Lot #4) and a 1998 Shaquille O’Neal signed and photo matched Lakers home jersey from the 1997-98 season.
the entertainment and pop-culture collectibles is Ric “The Nature Boy” Flair’s scarlet and silver sequined robe worn at WCW and WWE matches from 2000-2003. The subject of the widely popular recent ESPN documentary has signed and inscribed the inside of the robe “To be the man you’ve got to beat the man!”
Other highlights include: (Lots #1086-1093) several lots from Tupac Shakur including his State of Nevada Death Certificate and several lots of lyrics, photos and other personal items; (Lot #1081) a Jimi Hendrix worn multi-color suede vest; (Lot #1072) a 1964 Beatles signed photo card, letter and ticket; (Lot #1078) a copy of Tom Cruise’s twice signed Top Gun contract; (Lot #202) a complete 103-card 1999 Pokeman 1stedition PSA Gem MT 10; and (Lot #1082) a Marilyn Monroe signed and inscribed 8″x10″ photo addressed to the 82nd Fighter Squadron.
Collectors of Presidential memorabilia have the opportunity to bid upon the actual acceptance speech on the podium with Barack Obama at the 2008 Democratic Convention in Denver. The 54-page binder (Lot #1082) includes several hand-written notations and what the auction house calls “impeccable documentation.” Other historical and Presidential lots include: (Lot #1083) an Abraham Lincoln signed 2.25″x3.5″ photo graded PSA/DNA Mint 9; (Lot #1071); a 1959 Malcolm X signed typed letter to Elijah Muhammad with content about his strained relationship with his wife; (Lot #1084); a 1963 Christmas card signed by President Kennedy and Jacqueline Kennedy before JFK’s death; (Lot #1067) 1793 Thomas Jefferson signed Indian Trade Proclamation; (Lot #1068), a 1794 Martha Washington hand-written and signed letter; (Lot #1065) and a 19th century 52nd Congress and Politicians multi-signed autograph book with 288 signatures including Wilson, Coolidge, F. Roosevelt and Cleveland. Signatures from another book originating with the same consignor included autographs from numerous 19th and early 20th century baseball stars and were sold earlier this month.
For an auction catalog, visit GoldinAuctions.com. Bidding closes December 9. The company is also currently accepting consignments for its 2018 Winter Auction.