Ted Williams Gear Up for Bid
If you’ve ever dreamed of getting up close and personal to Red Sox legend Ted Williams, you might be able to snag the next best thing since the player’s 2002 passing. Former NBA star Oscar Robertson is selling his expansive collection of historic sports memorabilia and the inventory includes a couple of items coming from The Kid himself.
Robertson, through Lelands.com’s 2018 Invitational Auction, is offering a Red Sox baseball cap that Williams wore while playing circa 1941. And for fans who aren’t looking to score some of the Hall of Famer’s belongings from directly off of Fenway’s field, there’s also a selection of his fishing rods that he would use in his spare time.
The bidding event, which is running through Aug. 17, isn’t exclusive to Williams’ swag. Among the other big-ticket athlete items that The Big O is selling: His own 1971 Milwaukee Bucks NBA Championship ring, the NHL’s 1976-77 Hart Memorial Trophy from Montreal’s Guy Lafleur, a 1936 game-used Louisville Slugger from Boston’s Jimmie Foxx, a classic fur coat worn by quarterback great Joe Namath, a 1959 Mickey Mantle All-Star bat, John Havlicek’s 1971 signed 15,000th-point ball, Jackie Robinson’s 1951 Look magazine presentation watch and a baseball co-signed by Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig from around 1927.
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