Heritage Auctions will sell dozens of items once owned and used by Hall of Fame catcher Gary Carter.
Set to open in late October, the Gary Carter Collection will include several of Carter’s All-Star Game rings, the last out baseball from the 1986 World Series, awards, game-used gear, autographs and items he obtained during his 21-year playing career.
Carter, who spent the bulk of his time with the Montreal Expos and New York Mets where he won a World Series ring in 1986, died of brain cancer in 2012. The items have been consigned to auction by his family.
Carter’s first hit and home run baseballs from the 1974 season are included in the auction along with a game-used 1980s catchers mitt, early pre-pro career gloves, his 1980 Player of the Year award, a 1985 Mets game-used road jersey and a watch given to him for winning the Sporting News Rookie of the Year award in 1974.
Carter was a memorabilia collector throughout the first part of his professional career and items in the auction will include some of the items he acquired such as presidential signed baseballs and other autographed items.