Ironclad Legends Auction II – the second of a new series of high-end online auctions by Ironclad Auctions commencing Oct. 24 and running through Nov. 13 – will feature Baltimore Orioles All-Star Brian Roberts’s game-used and signed jersey, cleats, batting gloves and helmet from his, and Yankee Stadium’s, historic last player at-bat. Also available in the auction are his game-used and signed bat and fielder’s cap.
Roberts and Ironclad will be donating proceeds from the sales of these items to the development of important programs at 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 (1958-61) white durene jersey; a 1943 original George H. 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, signed jerseys.
The original Ironclad Legends Auction, which debuted July 12, celebrated some of the greatest legends 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, Jim Palmer, Boog Powell, Paul Blair, Mike Flannigan, Doug DeCinces, Bobby Grich, Al Bumbry and Davey 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).
“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. “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, with all the proceeds benefiting the University of Maryland Hospital for Children in Baltimore.”
“Brian Roberts is one of the premier second baseman in all of baseball,” said Ray Schulte, co-founder of Ironclad. “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.”
Collectors and prospective bidders can now visit www.ironcladauctions.com to preview the items that will be auctioned in Legends Auction II.