Oh, my. Even Dick Enberg would be impressed.
Thirty-nine lots of memorabilia from the late broadcaster’s career are part of Goldin Auctions’ Winter Auction that began Monday and runs through Dec. 8.
Career items consigned by Buffalo Bills great Andre Reed and Basketball Hall of Famer Alex English also will be part of the sale, which includes Tim Brown’s Heisman Trophy from 1987, LeBron James’ Hummer from 2003, cards from the Black Swamp find and the handcuffs that shackled Lee Harvey Oswald when he was arrested on suspicion of assassinating President John F. Kennedy on Nov. 22, 1963. There is also a notebook signed by all four members of the Beatles and Mick Jagger.
Enberg was noted for his work broadcasting college basketball, the NFL, tennis, horse racing and major league baseball. His career spanned more than 60 years before his death in December 2017, and the collection reflects his star power.
The 39 items up for bid include a 2011 Rose Bowl Hall of Fame trophy, photo and blazer; a 1999 Pro Football Hall of Fame plaque for meritorious service as a radio and television broadcaster; 1 1990 American Sportscaster Association Sportscaster of the Year award; and an Emmy Award presented in 1978 for “The Way It Was” on PBS. Autographs from Muhammad Ali (on a boxing glove), Greg Maddux (on a baseball glove), Ted Williams, John Elway, John Wooden, Steffi Graf, Al McGuire, Johnny Miller, Gordie Howe and Ray Meyer are also part of the collection.
Reed spent 14 of his 15 years in the NFL with the Buffalo Bills. He made 951 catches for 13,198 yards and 87 touchdowns. He was selected to the Pro Bowl seven times and played in four Super Bowls with the Bills. He topped 1,000 yards in receiving four times.
The 11 items in Goldin Auctions’ Andre Reed Collection include AFC championship rings from the 1990, 1991 and 1992 seasons; and a game-used jersey from Super Bowl XXV.
Known as “The Blade” during his 15-year career in the NBA, English cut through opposing defenses and led the Denver Nuggets to nine playoff appearances. He also was named to eight NBA All-Star teams, and his No. 2 was retired by the Nuggets in 1992.
Among the six items up for bid in the Alex English Collection are his Hall of Fame induction ring from 1997, a game-used jersey from the 1989-1990 season, and the basketball he used to score his 20,000th NBA point.
The complete auction catalog can be found at GoldinAuctions.com.