Fusco Auctions will offer a large collection of Ohio State Buckeyes memorabilia, including items once owned by former team doctor Walter E. Duffee during its next sale, December 17. Dr. Duffee was Ohio State’s team physician from 1917-1960.
The collection features eight championship football and basketball rings, five Western Conference (Big Ten) championship charms, vintage Buckeyes football programs with some dating back to the 1920s and 30s and 15 pair of Gold Pants, the award given to players and coaches after a victory over arch-rival Michigan.
The auction takes place at 5 PM December 17 at the company’s offices which are located at 4740 Beidler Road in Willoughby, OH. Bidding will also be available online.
Some of the other highlights include:
Signed Baseball Items: Carl Yastrzemski Signed Limited Edition Stat Bat, Cy Young Award, Winner Multi-Signed Baseball, 1935-37 New York Yankees Multi-Signed Baseball w Gehrig, 1966 Boston Red Sox Team Signed Baseball, Joe DiMaggio Single Signed Baseball, Hank Aaron Single Signed Baseball, Mickey Mantle Single Signed Baseball, Sandy Koufax Single Signed Baseball, Willie Mays Single Signed Baseball, Ted Williams Single Signed Baseball, Joe Cronin Single Signed Baseball
Sports Artwork: 500 Home Run Club Multi-Signed Ron Lewis Poster, Multiple Signed LeRoy Nieman Pieces, Mickey Mantle Signed Cooperstown HOF Postcard, Mickey Mantle Signed Art Print, Muhammad Ali Signed Fight Poster.
Cleveland Stadium Artifacts: Bricks, Stadium Seats – 4 from Municipal Stadium and 2 from League Park, Cleveland Municipal Stadium Lodge Step, Real Cleveland Browns Sideline Markers.
Football items: Pro Football Hall of Fame Multi-Signed Full Size Helmet, Ben Roethlisberger Autographed University of Miami Jersey, Cleveland Browns Full Size Helmet Signed by legends and Hall of Famers, Jim Tressel autographed football and mini helmet, 1962 Minnesota Vikings Team Signed Football, Goal Line Art Cards Signed – Starr, Unitas, Namath, Montana, Landry, Elway, Aikman, Bradshaw and Jim Brown.
Basketball items: Michael Jordan Autographed Basketball – UDA, Shaquille O’Neal and Alonzo Mourning Signed 8×10 Photo Display, Boston Celtics “Greats” Multi-Signed Basketball, Boston Celtics Hall of Famer Multi-Signed Basketball, Various ABA game Basketballs, 1969 Topps Lew Alcindor Rookie Card.
All autographs in theauction have been certified by SGC, JSA or PSA/DNA.
Vintage Sports Cards/Sets: 1963 Topps Baseball Complete Set, 69 Topps BB Complete Set, 58 Topps BB Complete Set, 59 Topps BB Complete Set, 75 Topps BB Complete Set, 71 Topps BB Complete Set, 1948 Leaf Babe Ruth Card, Tons of Vintage Mostly 60’s and 70’s card lots with stars.
Autographed Sports Photos: 8x10s of Mantle, DiMaggio, Williams, Berra, Banks, Doby, Mays, Koufax, Musial, Griffey, Gwynn, Hubbell and more.
Autographed Bats: Mays, Aaron, Kaline, Yastrzemski, Ryan.
Sports Programs: 1940 World Series Lot of Program and Ticket Stubs, 1948/49 Indians Sketchbooks, 1954 Indians Program, 1948 World Series Program, 1958 OSU Rose Bowl Program,
Vintage OSU vs. Michigan Programs, other 1950’s-70’s OSU Football Programs, early Cleveland Barons Hockey Programs, 1951 World Series Ticket, 1956 World Series Ticket.
More information, a complete listing of lots and registration information can be found at FuscoAuctions.com or by calling (440) 975-8938. A live preview opens at 10 AM on auction day.