Don Newcombe's Dodgers jersey starts at $15,000 with Julien's Auctions



2015-06-26 13:43:41

Don Newcombe's Dodgers jersey starts at $15,000 with Julien's Auctions

The 1957 Dodgers jersey was worn by Don Newcombe in the team's final season in Brooklyn

A Brooklyn Dodgers jersey worn by Don Newcombe in the team's final season at their New York home is the highlight of Julien's Auctions' Sports Legends 2014 online sale on June 9.

Don Newcombe Brooklyn Dodgers Newcombe was the first player to win Rookie of the Year, MVP and Cy Young awards during his career

The Rawlings brand gamer was worn by Newcombe in 1957, the season before the Dodgers moved to LA. With Newcombe one of the most important early African-American players, it is estimated at $30,000-40,000.

In 1949, Newcombe becamethe first black pitcher to start in a World Series game, though his career stretched far beyond his race-related achievements.

He was the only player to have won the Rookie of the Year, Most Valuable Player and CY Young awards in his career, until 2011, when Detroit Tigers' Justin Verlander joined him.

The second highest estimate in the sale is held by an Olympic torch from the 1996 games in Atlanta, which has been signed twice by Muhammad Ali on the handle.

Ali's great resolve and determination as he struggled against Parkinson's syndrome to light the Olympic flame is one of the great images of the Games. The torch is valued at $10,000-12,000.

Also featuring is the bronze Olympic basketball medal won at the 2004 Olympics in Greece by Carmelo Anthony - now the star player for the New York Knicks. Rejected by Anthony due to his disappointment at the third-place finish, it is now estimated to sell for $9,000-10,000.

Paul Fraser Collectibles has a superb selection of sports memorabilia for sale.

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