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Bob Gibson Storage Unit Collection Including Glove and Jewelry
Starting Bid - $1,000.00, Sold For - $4,640.00
Fascinating collection of materials from the family of Bob Gibson. These numerous personal items were abandoned in a storage locker facility by a member of the Gibson family. The collection is comprised of many interesting items, including several jewelry pieces, as well as Bob Gibson's glove from his coaching days. It is not known why this locker was abandoned. Attempts to contact the Gibson family regarding the locker were unsuccessful. There is clear title to all items. The lot is accompanied by copies of the original paperwork relating to the local auction, documenting the court-ordered sale of the abandoned storage unit according to law. The materials in this lot are only the baseball-related items from the unit, representing a very small percentage of the contents of the unit. 1) 1985 Bob Gibson glove dating from his coaching days with the Braves in the mid-1980s. Professional Rawlings "Pro T" Trap-eze model. Top quality professional-only Gold Glove Series model KBB01. This glove looks like it has been through a war. Tremendous use. Gibson's uniform number "45" appears in faded felt tip (at some angles this number appears to be "49," but is definitely Gibson's "45"). LOA from Dave Bushing & Dan Knoll/SCD Authentic states clearly that this glove cannot date from Gibson's playing career as it was manufactured in November 1985. 2) June 1968 National League "Player of the Month" official award, sterling silver serving tray (Diameter: 12 inches) presented to Bob Gibson for being named "Player of the Month," engraved with details of award. Excellent condition with a few minor scratches. 3) Highly decorative photo album assembled by the Cardinals as a keepsake of their tour of Japan in 1968. This is actually a standardized album that was commissioned by the team for the players and friends of the club. It holds thirty black and white 8 x 10-inch photographs pertinent to that tour. These are mostly group shots. Readily identified are such luminaries as Brock, Gibson, Schoendienst, Musial and even McCarver. Nr/Mt. 4) Personal photograph collection. 50+ snapshots, plus a half dozen 8 x 10-inch black and white prints. The majority of these picture Gibson (et al.), but also included are Don Drysdale, Juan Marichal and others. Many are informal shots of the Gibson family entertaining at home, and some of these include famous stars such as O.J. Simpson and Bill Cosby. Overall Ex. 5) Sterling silver serving tray. Engraved "Sports Lodge B'nai B'rith 14th Annual Dinner Hotel Roosevelt, January 23, 1965 to Bob Gibson for High Principle and Achievement in Sports." (Diameter: 11.75 inches diameter), Ex with a few very superficial scratches. 6) Small vinyl duffel bag with advertising for Chrysler and design commemorating the 1964 World Series. The base measures 14 x 6 inches. Ex. 7) A very substantial sterling silver serving tray measuring approximately 24 x 14 inches. With laureled embellishment, the engraving reads "Presented to Robert Gibson and his family October 17, 1967 in recognition of his outstanding performance in winning three games for the St. Louis Cardinals in the 1967 World Series against the Boston Red Sox with scores of 2-1, 6-0 and 7-2. Bob has demonstrated both superior sportsmanship and citizenship proving him to be an outstanding athlete and American. Omaha is proud of him. Omaha Chamber of Commerce." A few streaks of moderate tarnish, but there are no other material blemishes to this very substantial presentation tray. 8) Charm bracelet: Among the five charms on this heavy-link 14k gold bracelet is a 1968 Detroit Tiger World Series press charm. Nr/Mt-Mt. 9) Charm bracelet: Four charms include a 1970 All-Star Game press charm, and a 14k gold likeness of Gibson's 1968 Cy Young Award. Nr/Mt-Mt. Though measuring only 1.2 inches in height, exceptional detail to this custom-made charm engraved with Bob Gibson's name. This is a really neat piece. 10) Rope style gold chain bracelet with a single one-inch square medallion with Cardinal design and "1967 World Champions" on the reverse. This is an intricately designed piece crafted in 14k gold with rubies symbolizing the field's four bases. Nr/Mt-Mt. 11) Lapel pin commemorating the St. Louis Cardinal Japan tour of 1968. Nr/Mt-Mt. 12) A 20-inch necklace prominently saluting Gibson's number "45" in twenty-three real diamonds. Diameter: 1.5 inches. The medallion is 14k gold, with engraving on reverse relating to Gibson's no-hitter against Pittsburgh in 1971, reading "Commemorating Robert's No-Hitter, 8-14-71, St. Louis 11-16-0, Pittsburgh 0-0-2." Nr/Mt-Mt. 13) 1971 Atlanta All-Star press pin. Mint condition. 14) A lady's brooch fashioned as a cardinal. Beautifully accentuated by thirty-five cut rubies. Nr/Mt-Mt. 15) A 17-inch fine-link 14k necklace with a 14k medallion replicating Gibson's 1968 MVP Award. This, like the miniature Cy Young award, is a remarkably detailed piece of custom jewelry, designed in the exact likeness of Bob Gibson's MVP award, including his name engraved. Height and width: 1-inch. Reserve $1,000. Estimate $2,000/$3,000. SOLD FOR $4,640.00
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