New York-based Philip Weiss Auctions says it has Len Dawson’s 1970 Super Bowl MVP game-worn jersey among the items in its upcoming three-day sale June 14-16 in Oceanside, NY. The jersey is among the sports memorabilia slated to be sold by the company, which combines toys, historical memorabilia and other collectibles into its auctions.
The sandwich day of the event – Friday, June 15, also beginning at 2 p.m. – will focus on sports, non-sports, comics and comic art. The red jersey said to have been worn by Dawson in Super Bowl IV, will be featured in that part of the sale. Dawson completed 12 of 17 passes for 142 yards in the Chiefs’ 23-7 win over the Minnesota Vikings.
Also offered in the auction will be two rare signed items by Iowa Heisman Trophy winner Nile Kinnick who died during World War II, a 1952-53 World Championship Minnesota Lakers signed photo, a 1954-55 Terry Sawchuk Detroit Red Wings multi-signed goalie stick, a possible one-of-a-kind 1930s-era Jack Johnson boxing poster and a full collection of Mike Tyson unused boxing tickets.
Baseball items will include a nice grouping of PSA-graded Turkey Red Cabinet cards, T205 and T206 cards, a 1937 signed Babe Ruth check (“GH Ruth”), a 1954 Brooklyn Dodgers signed baseball, a ball signed by Mickey Mantle and Roger Maris, and balls single-signed by Satchel Paige, Tris Speaker, Roberto Clemente, Lefty Grove, Thurman Munson and Nellie Fox.
The company also expects to sell an “important two-page personal letter handwritten by the Hall of Famer with incredible graphic content”.
Weiss will also offer material from the estate of Olympian Roy E. Moore, considered the “father of gymnastics” in the U.S. and a five-time national champion on the side-horse (later renamed the pommel horse), from 1908-1913. Included will be clothing items worn during the 1932 Olympic opening and closing ceremonies, a collection of official programs, photos, souvenir books and correspondence with his friend, baseball great Cy Young.
Rounding out the list of Friday’s expected top lots is a collection of 1950s Harlem Globetrotters programs, a sterling silver 1913 racing trophy won by the legendary jockey Vincent Powers (winner of the Kentucky Derby in 1909) made by J.H. Werner, Berlin Silversmiths, and a large scrapbook with photos and other items.