Steiner Auctions is currently hosting the “Fall Classic” Auction, which is highlighted by something new and some things very, very old.
New York Yankees outfielder Aaron Judge had a magical season, which will have collectors chasing after Judge’s game used No. 99 home uniform jersey from Sept. 30, when he broke Babe Ruth’s 96-year record for most home runs at Yankee Stadium.
While Judge is the chase for collectors of modern memorabilia, collectors after vintage memorabilia have plenty to chase after, including the 1925 Lou Gehrig signed Yankees players contract. Also available is a Yankee Stadium guest book signed by Babe Ruth, Jackie Robinson, Walter Johnson and Mickey Mantle.
Five more rare collectibles are featured in the auction: a photograph signed by many of the greatest hitters in baseball history including Ty Cobb, Babe Ruth, Honus Wagner, Tris Speaker and Nap Lajoie; an Official 1934 American League Baseball with 34 signatures including Ruth, Gehrig and Bill Dickey; a 1931 Yankees Team Signed Baseball with bold “sweet spot” signatures of Ruth and Gehrig; a Major League Baseball autographed by Three Generations of Yankees Hall of Famers: Babe Ruth, Joe DiMaggio and Mickey Mantle (with Ruth on the sweet spot); and Lou Gehrig’s Signed 1925 Rookie Season Payroll Check (check when his consecutive game streak began – June 1, 1925).
Another pair of rare collectibles that definitely have a “ring” to them are Mickey Mantle’s 1962 New York Yankees World Championship 14k gold ring (salesman’s sample) from his last World Series season; and a 1967 St. Louis Cardinals World Series Championship ring (Broadcaster Jerry Gross).
More recent collectibles include: another Judge game used No. 99 home uniform jersey, this one from April 17, the rookie star’s first multiple home run game; and an original framed Catfish Hunter painting by acclaimed artist LeRoy Neiman.
In late July, the uniform jersey worn by Aaron Judge in the Yankees rookie’s debut game fetched a high bid of $160,644 in Steiner Auctions’ Mid-Summer Classic online auction.
Online bidding continues through Nov. 18. Visit www.steinerauctions.com to bid or for more information.