Brian Roberts was the last man to bat at Yankee Stadium. His game worn gear is now designated for a fund-raising auction along with a Babe Ruth NBC script and other vintage memorabilia.
Baltimore Orioles All-Star Brian Roberts’ game-used and signed jersey, cleats, batting gloves and helmet from the last Yankee Stadium at bat will highlight the upcoming Ironclad Legends II auction conducted by Ironclad Authentics, LLC.
“It was a great honor and experience to play in the final game at historic Yankee Stadium, not to mention get the last at bat.”, said Roberts in a news release. “It is even more rewarding to be in a position to donate and auction through Ironclad, my game used signed items from that final game.”
The auction begins October 24 and continues through November 13.
Also available in the auction are Roberts’ game-used and signed bat and fielder’s cap. Proceeds from Roberts’ memorabilia will go to to the development of important programs at the University of Maryland Hospital for Children.
“Brian Roberts is one of the premier second baseman in all of baseball”, said Ray Schulte, Ironclad Co-Founder. “Brian made history playing in the last game, and getting the last at bat, in historic Yankee Stadium. We are excited and honored to part of his commitment and on-going support for the University of Maryland Hospital for Children”.
Additionally, Legends Auction II will include:
Football Hall of Famer, and Baltimore Colts great; Lenny Moore’s game used (1958-1961) white durene jersey; a 1943 original Babe Ruth signed NBC contract; Mickey Mantle and Roger Maris “Safe at Home” original one sheet movie poster; and a rare Don Mattingly 1995 signed game used bat from his final season. Other items signed by some of baseball’s greats include Lou Gehrig, Cal Ripken Jr. and other game used, home and away signed jerseys.
The original Ironclad Legends Auction, which debuted July 12th, celebrated some of the greatestlegends in professional sports. The auction showcased for the first time the Vincent Greco Collection – the largest and most historic find of Baltimore Orioles game used gloves, team-signed baseballs and lineup cards ever to date. The collection featured Brooks Robinson, JimPalmer, Boog Powell, Paul Blair, Mike Flanagan, Doug DeCinces, Bobby Grich, Al Bumbry andDavey Johnson game used fielder’s gloves.
For the Legends Auction II, Ironclad will again feature rare items from the Vincent Greco Collection. This second offering showcases game used gloves from Baseball Hall of Famer and Oriole great Eddie Murray(circa 1977-79), fellow Oriole greats Rick Dempsey (circa 1976), and Tippy Martinez (circa 1978-79).