Earliest known Mickey Mantle game-worn signed home jersey in Grey Flannel auction Grey Flannel's April 6-29 phone/Internet auction features 850 prized lots led by the earliest known game-worn, autographed Mickey Mantle N.Y. Yankees home jersey; and a 1926-Babe Ruth 11-notch bat.
LOA graded A10, also accompanied by photo or Reed on bench, an apparent photo match
Tom Seaver’s 1971 New York Mets game-used and autographed home flannel uniform with LOA from JSA. “METS” on front of jersey; player number “41” front and back
“Pistol” Pete Maravich’s 1979 All-Star Game game-used jersey, originally came to Grey Flannel from the Maravich family
Michael Jordan’s 1992 Olympic Dream Team game-used road jersey, “USA” on front of jersey, player number “9” front and back, “JORDAN” on back
Jim Leyritz’s 1996 New York Yankees World Championship Trophy,
accompanied by hand-signed LOA from Leyritz
Bobby Orr’s 1973-1974 Boston Bruins game-used road jersey, 50th Anniversary embroidered patch on each shoulder, with LOA from Milt Byron
Circa-1963 Paul Hornung Green Bay Packers game-used helmet, player number “5” stenciled on back
Derek Jeter’s New York Yankees 7/10/2001 All-Star Game-used and autographed home run bat – only All-Star home run bat of Jeter’s career so far, with Steiner LOA signed by Jeter, Steiner COA for signature
A very special addition to the auction is a lot consisting of a VIP package for four during the 2009 Basketball Hall of Fame Enshrinement weekend. The package includes accommodation, airport transfers, VIP access to all enshrinement events, an intimate dinner with the returning Hall of Famers and their families (sponsored by Grey Flannel Auctions), a celebrity golf outing with Hall of Famers, a professional photograph taken with the entire class of 2009 inductees, and many other unforgettable experiences and inclusions. “This lot could prove to be extremely exciting to any hardcourt fan, as many expect Michael Jordan to be among those inducted this year,” Rich Russek commented.
Telephone and Internet bidding on all lots in Grey Flannel’s Summer Games 2009 auction will open at 10 a.m. EST on April 6 and will close at 9 p.m. EST on April 29. At that time, extended-bidding rules will take effect, and the auction will continue until a 10-minute period has passed without any incoming bids. Please note: Only those who have lodged at least one bid prior to the 9 p.m. cutoff will be allowed to participate in the after-cutoff bidding.
For information, condition reports, to receive a complimentary printed catalog or to obtain a bidder number and password, call 631-288-7800, ext. 223. Grey Flannel asks that potential bidders please sign up by April 27. Visit the company’s Web site to view the fully illustrated catalog (available soon) at www.greyflannelauctions.com.
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Earliest known Mickey Mantle game-used New York Yankees home jersey, 1952. Image courtesy Grey Flannel Auctions.