Goldin Auctions says it is selling Ted Williams’ last game-used glove. The company kicks off its ‘Opening Day Auction’ today (it closes April 25).
The glove is signed twice in black marker on the inside of the pinky finger and on the outside of the web. The provenance comes from John Donovan, who worked his way up in the Red Sox organization from a 14 year-old bat boy in 1946 to Red Sox Counsel and Vice President.
The auction house says Donovan told them Williams gave him the glove upon his retirement in 1960.
Hundreds of other lots are included in the auction including a glove from Derek Jeter, a Sandy Koufax game used cap, a Don Drysdale game jersey and a baseball signed on the sweet spot by Hall of Fame pitcher Dizzy Dean.
Rollie Fingers was at a Pennsylvania card show over the weekend and told some great baseball stories to the local paper. Check out the story here.
Here’s a fun piece from Newsday: 101 Things to Look for at the Baseball Hall of Fame.
Here’s a great piece of baseball card history. It’s a promotional sheet for the Topps ‘six pack’. The company sold six individual nickel wax packs wrapped in a tray at a slightly discounted rate. The sheet also advertised the new baseball coin inserts.