The cleats Adam Vinatieri wore to kick the winning field goal in Super Bowl XXXVIII are about to go up for sale. Signed by the New England Patriots’ kicker, whose 41-yard field goal with four seconds left gave the Pats a 32-29 win, the black Reeboks are a promotional vehicle for Gemr.com, a new social media community for collectors.
We’re told the price will be $50,000.
Vinatieri’s kick essentially ended what some believe was the greatest Super Bowl ever played. Tom Brady was named the game’s MVP, driving the Patriots into position for the game-winning field goal as the Patriots rallied to beat Carolina at Reliant Stadium in Houston. The game was the fourth Super Bowl to be decided—one way or another– on a field goal in the waning seconds.
The shoes had been part of Vinatieri’s personal collection but most recently were on display in the team’s hall of fame.
The Boston Red Sox again wore special jerseys for their Patriots’ Day game at Fenway Park earlier this month. Now, those shirts, carrying the ‘Boston Strong’ patch, are up for bid on the MLB Auctions website.
Proceeds go to the Red Sox Foundation.
Normally, the home jerseys say ‘Red Sox’ on the front but the team created the ‘Boston’ jerseys last year as part of a tribute to the victims of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings and will continue to do so on Patriots Day.
Among the jerseys up for bid are those worn by Dustin Pedroia, David Ortiz, Mookie Betts and Hanley Ramirez.
Pete Rose is making some summertime autograph appearances as the commissioner’s office mulls his case for reinstatement. One of those stops will be June 23 at the home of the Frontier League’s Washington Wild Things in Pennsylvania but if you’re planning on bringing a Reds, Phillies, Expos or other MLB item for him to sign, you’re out of luck.
The team has already announced he’ll only be signing items associated with the independent league team at 40 bucks a pop…or for $100, you can attend a meet-and-greet session.