Kinnick, Ruth and Game-Used Beauties in Philip Weiss Lineup

Philip Weiss might be better known for toys and other collectible categories in the collector’s market, but the Oceanside, N.Y., auction company has carved out a nice niche in sports memorabilia that continues in the upcoming sale that will be held live on June 15 at 2 p.m.

Among the comic-related and non-sports lots will be pieces of memorabilia that would headline any sports auction. Card collectors will enjoy a nice selection of mid-grade 1911 T3 Turkey Red cards, all slabbed by PSA.

Meanwhile, game-worn buffs will be interested in the 1970 Kansas City Chiefs jersey of Len Dawson. In 1970, Dawson led the Chiefs to a Super Bowl IV championship, earning MVP honors in the process.

Another amazing “game-worn” piece of memorabilia is the USA team-worn uniform of Roy Moore used in the opening and closing ceremonies of the 1932 Olympics. Moore served as a coach for the gymnastics team during the 1932 Games. But Moore was a prominent figure in U.S. gymnastics history, serving as a coach among other duties, and he is considered the “modern father” of U.S. gymnastics. The Olympic uniform comes from the Moore estate.

Signed memorabilia will be a big part of the auction. Among the highlights is a Nile Kinnick signed black-and-white photo and a signed program, along with a Babe Ruth 1937 signed check. Fans of the 1955 Brooklyn Dodgers championship team will feast on a team-signed ball, and boxing fans’ interests will be piqued with a circa 1930 Jack Johnson boxing poster.

In other sports, bidders will look for a 1952-53 World Champion Minneapolis Lakers signed photo; signed Schicks Restaurant menu featuring George Mikan, Vern Mikkelsen and Jim Pollard; and a 1954-55 Terry Sawchuk Detroit Red Wings multi-signed goalie stick.

For more information on the auction, call (516) 594-0731 or visit www.weissauctions.com.

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