Mantle's 1955 Yankees A.L. Championship Ring, awards, personal items and more among the 100 premium lots being offered during the National Sports Collectors Convention Live Premium Auction in Atlantic City on August 4
RUNNEMEDE, N.J. (May 31, 2016) - A collection of rare memorabilia from the personal collection of Mickey Mantle, including his 1955 personal New York Yankees American League Champions ring is up for bids in the Goldin Auctions 2016 Premium Live Auction, scheduled for August 4, at The National Sports Collectors Convention in Atlantic City. The live event will feature up to 100 lots of memorabilia, each valued at $10,000. Additionally, a corresponding catalog auction will run from mid-July through August 13 online at www.GoldinAuctions.com.
The collection of Mantle memorabilia includes a mixture of artifacts from his playing career such as: his 1955 Yankees American League Champions ring; 1956 Player of the Year Award; Street & Smith's Dream Team Award; and Player of the Decade Award presented in 1964 by the Touchdown Club. Additional lots offer several personal items such as his Stetson cowboy, a Cripple Creek cowboy hat given to him by Billy Martin and the original manuscript for his autobiography The Mick with personal annotations indicating Mantle's edits. All items are accompanied by a Letter of Authenticity (LOA) from the Mantle Family.
"The market for Mantle memorabilia is as hot as it has ever been with several Mantle cards recently realizing record prices," said Ken Goldin Founder of Goldin Auctions. "The Mick was a hero to a generation of baseball fans and that's why so many collectors yearn to own a piece of him. We're thrilled to be able to make these unique items available this summer."
To register for the auctions or to receive a free catalog, visit www.GoldinAuctions.com. Goldin Auctions is also accepting consignments through June 3. A preview of the auction will be posted at www.GoldinAuctions.com beginning on July 15.
About Goldin Auctions
Over the past few years, Goldin Auctions sold Babe Ruth's 1918 contract for a record $1.02 million, a Honus Wagner T206 card for a public sale record $2.1 million and the Mike Piazza Post-9/11 home run jersey for $365,000. Goldin Auctions strives to break new ground and offer collectors the best in collectible treasures up for auction in the marketplace. All game worn or autographed items come with team, player, league or additional LOA from industry leading authenticators; and collectors can bid with confidence that their proxy/ceiling bids remain confidential. For more information, visit www.goldinauctions.com.