Staub’s championship rings, trading cards, Presidential photos and more featured at GoldinAuctions.com
RUNNEMEDE, NY – NOVEMBER 6, 2017 – Championship rings, trading cards, awards, photos with former Presidents and other personal memorabilia from one of the most popular New York Mets players ever, Rusty Staub are up for auction in the 2017 Goldin Auctions October Legends Auction currently open for bidding at GoldinAuctions.com through November 11.
The Rusty Staub Collection features 18-lots of memorabilia from the 6-time All-Star who played 23 seasons for five different teams including the Colt 45’s/Astros, Expos, Mets, Tigers and Rangers. A fan favorite everywhere he played, Staub was especially beloved in New York, starring for the Mets during his prime from 1972-75 and then becoming one of baseball’s best pinch hitters for the Mets from 1981-85 and a broadcaster after his playing career ended. In all, Staub batted .279 with 2,716 career hits, 292 homers and 1466 RBI.
The collection is headlined by four of Staub’s championship rings including: Lot #557 – 1973 NY Mets NL Championship Ring; Lot #558 -- 1986 NY Mets World Series Championship Ring; Lot #559 -- 2000 NY Mets NL Championship Ring; Lot #560 -- 2015 NY Mets NL Championship Ring. All of the rings come with a Staub LOA.
The most remarkable lot in the collection is Lot #563, a 600+ Staub card collection which feature four autographed copies of his 1963 Topps Colt 45’s rookie card. Other highlights of the collection include his 1985-86 New York Sports Emmy Award for his work on the Mets broadcasts; a LeRoy Nieman signed Rusty Staub original water color painting; and four signed and inscribed photos of him with Presidents Richard Nixon, President George HW Bush, and Ronald and Nancy Reagan.
Other highlights of the auction include:
Lot #1 - 1917 Chicago White Sox World Championship Historic Game Ball featuring 25 signatures from players, coaches and umpires including; Joe Jackson, Eddie Collins and the ‘Eight Men Out”.
Lot #2 – 1898 Cap Anson Silver Presentation Bat – Awarded to Anson by the students at Notre Dame University four months after he retired. Inscribed on the barrel of this sterling silver bat is “Presented to Adrian C. Anson by the Students of Notre Dame University as a testimony of their pride in him as one of the earliest and greatest athletes of their Alma Mater.
Lot #4 – Finest Known Extremely Rare 1915 Babe Ruth & Father Original Type 1 Photograph in their Baltimore Tavern -- Described by best-selling sports biographer Jane Leavy as "The only known photograph of father and son," the approximately 8” x 10” crystal-clear image was taken in December 1915 depicting father and son as almost mirror images.
Lot #5 – 1939 All-Star Games Team Signed Baseball – Features 29 signatures including Lou Gehrig’s from his final ASG appearance. Other Hall of Fame signers include Walter Johnson, Tris Speaker, Jimmie Foxx, Hank Greenberg, Joe Cronin, Bob Feller, Lefty Gomez, Mel Ott and more.
Lot #6 – 1959 Mickey Mantle Game Used, Signed & Photo Matched Yankees Home Jersey
Lot #14 - 1960 Floyd Patterson Original Ring Magazine Heavyweight Championship Belt – Captured by Patterson in his rematch with Ingmar Johansson on June 20, 1960 at the Polo Grounds.
Lot #16 – 1967 Frank Robinson Game Used & Signed Orioles Road Jersey - Robinson has added his signature to the front of the jersey, topping off an already extraordinary Hall of Fame and museum quality piece.
Lot #18 – 1997-98 Michael Jordan Games Used, Signs & Photo Matches Bulls Home Jersey – Worn by MJ on 4/11/98 when he recorded his 5000th career assist versus Orlando.
Lot #17 – 1976 Muhammad Ali Fight Worn Robe VS Ken Norton at Yankee Stadium - The robe is a full, calf length white crushed velvet with satin trim.
Lot #22 – NBA 50 Great Players Litho Completely Signed & Framed (#34/100)
Lot #23 – 1991-2003 NY Rangers Hockey Rink from Madison Square Garden – This rink was the one that hosted the Rangers at MSG for more than a decade including their 1994 Stanley Cup Championship season.
Lots #26-39- The Senate Page Collection – The rare autograph collection, authenticated and encapsulated by PSA/DNA, is being offered in 17 lots with opening bids ranging from $500-$5,000. Rare signatures include Walter Johnson, Frank Selee, Cy Young and other turn-of-the-century figures.
Lot #43 – 1909-11 T206 White Border Eddie Plank PSA EX5 - Among a total of 71 examples recorded in PSA Population Report, just seven copies have been placed at a higher, unqualified tier.
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