If you could own any piece of memorabilia or card what would it be?

LOTSOSLOTSOS Posts: 1,181 ✭✭✭✭

I’m sure this has been asked before but I’m interested to hear what current active members would choose.

The post about Gretzky’s 1st game worm jersey got me thinking. What would the ultimate piece to your collection be? It can be an item that is actually known to exist or that is believed to exist. Price is not a consideration.

Mine would be one of two items both related to the same event. It would be either Mike Eruzione‘s stick from the Miricle on Ice game or the puck from the winning goal. The stick is very clearly documented and is in the hands of a private collector. The puck has a somewhat murkier history and while also thought to be in the hands of a private collector it’s authenticity and exact whereabouts are unknown.

That moment is what my generation of American hockey players dream about. Sure it would be a toss up between winning any Olympic Hockey gold medal and the Stanley cup, with the Stanley Cup getting the edge in the modern game for me. But that one moment. That one specific team. Nothing could top that for me.

So let’s see what you dream of owning.

Kevin

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  • Hmmmm tough question. The first thing to pop into my mind would be the bat Ruth used in the ‘32 Series to call his shot.

  • burghmanburghman Posts: 238 ✭✭✭

    I love your thoughts on the Miracle on Ice pieces - I was shaking just standing on that sheet of ice 5 or so years ago... the idea of owning something from that game - wow!

    Since you already claimed that game, I’ll take the ball from the Lynn Swann tipped catch against Dallas in Super Bowl X. One of the most iconic catches from my favorite football player ever.

    Jim

  • BriYo79BriYo79 Posts: 65 ✭✭

    1979 or 1986 Brian Downing Angels home jersey.

    Brian

  • LOTSOSLOTSOS Posts: 1,181 ✭✭✭✭
    edited February 9, 2019 8:39PM

    @MantleMarisFordBerra said:
    Hmmmm tough question. The first thing to pop into my mind would be the bat Ruth used in the ‘32 Series to call his shot.

    Going to be doing this often I think.

    Expand on this for me as a non baseball guy. Has that specific bat ever been identified or is it an artifact lost to the past?

    Kevin

  • LOTSOSLOTSOS Posts: 1,181 ✭✭✭✭

    @burghman said:
    I love your thoughts on the Miracle on Ice pieces - I was shaking just standing on that sheet of ice 5 or so years ago... the idea of owning something from that game - wow!

    Since you already claimed that game, I’ll take the ball from the Lynn Swann tipped catch against Dallas in Super Bowl X. One of the most iconic catches from my favorite football player ever.

    This play I’m familiar with. Was the ball ever singled out or is it a mythical item?

    Kevin

  • LOTSOSLOTSOS Posts: 1,181 ✭✭✭✭

    @BriYo79 said:
    1979 or 1986 Brian Downing Angels home jersey.

    Again I’m not a baseball guy. What is it about those two years that make it special? Guessing RC and final year maybe? And what is it about this player?

    Kevin

  • burghmanburghman Posts: 238 ✭✭✭

    @LOTSOS said:

    @burghman said:
    I love your thoughts on the Miracle on Ice pieces - I was shaking just standing on that sheet of ice 5 or so years ago... the idea of owning something from that game - wow!

    Since you already claimed that game, I’ll take the ball from the Lynn Swann tipped catch against Dallas in Super Bowl X. One of the most iconic catches from my favorite football player ever.

    This play I’m familiar with. Was the ball ever singled out or is it a mythical item?

    I haven’t dug into it, but I’m going to assume it’s mythical. I imagine the balls were swapped in and out of play back then with little regard to non-TD plays, but that’s just an assumption.

    Jim

  • @LOTSOS said:

    @BriYo79 said:
    1979 or 1986 Brian Downing Angels home jersey.

    Again I’m not a baseball guy. What is it about those two years that make it special? Guessing RC and final year maybe? And what is it about this player?

    The year I was born ('79) and the years they won their division ('79 & '86).

    He was my favorite player. I own about 20 of his game used bats and a pair of his rookie worn pants.

    Brian

  • Memorabilia: The catcher's mitt Pete Rose knocked off of Ray Fosse in the collision at homeplate during the '70 All-Star game.

    I'm not a big baseball guy, but I've seen that clip hundreds of times, heard numerous stories about it and was forced to reenact it on several occasions thanks to my older brother who was a big Rose fan.

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  • rmh111985rmh111985 Posts: 158 ✭✭✭
    edited February 10, 2019 2:50AM

    Card: PSA 10 1986 Topps Patrick Roy rookie. PSA pop 8, and they don't show up often.

    Memorabilia: Oddly enough, not a Roy item. It would be the 2001 Game 7 Stanley Cup jersey from Ray Bourque. It took the man 22 years to win a cup, and for my money Joe Sakic handing him the cup to raise it first is the greatest moment I've witnessed in sports.

    Main collecting focus is Patrick Roy inserts/game-used/autograph cards.
    Also collecting Cal Ripken Jr. and Ken Griffey Jr. cards; Donovan McNabb rookie cards.
    Always looking for anything St. Joseph's University related

  • Luis Gonzalez's game used chewing gum

  • lightningboylightningboy Posts: 1,437 ✭✭✭

    1914 Baltimore News Babe Ruth Psa 4

    The baseball Bryant threw to Rizzo for the final out.

  • LOTSOSLOTSOS Posts: 1,181 ✭✭✭✭
    edited February 10, 2019 9:24AM

    @rmh111985 said:
    Card: PSA 10 1986 Topps Patrick Roy rookie. PSA pop 8, and they don't show up often.

    Memorabilia: Oddly enough, not a Roy item. It would be the 2001 Game 7 Stanley Cup jersey from Ray Bourque. It took the man 22 years to win a cup, and for my money Joe Sakic handing him the cup to raise it first is the greatest moment I've witnessed in sports.

    I heard Bourque interviewed on a podcast recently and he said before the game Sakic told him he wanted him to accept the Cup and raise it but he told him no.

    Kevin

  • DarinDarin Posts: 3,298 ✭✭✭✭

    Either a George Brett game used bat from the 1980 season (he hit .390 that year) uncracked
    or a Willie Stargell game used bat from the late sixties or early seventies uncracked.

    Or either of their rooke cards in PSA 10 as long as it was deserving of the grade. With perfect centering.

    Collecting: Patrick Mahomes rookie cards, the next great NFL quarterback.
  • erikthredderikthredd Posts: 3,285 ✭✭✭✭✭

    My first choice would be for a pair of game worn autographed Black & Red Air Jordan 1's and my second choice would be these Air Jordan 4's which were the first pair of Jordans I owned as a kid.
    https://solecollector.com/news/2016/10/michael-jordan-air-jordan-4-1989-auction

    Eric

  • LOTSOSLOTSOS Posts: 1,181 ✭✭✭✭

    @erikthredd said:
    My first choice would be for a pair of game worn autographed Black & Red Air Jordan 1's and my second choice would be these Air Jordan 4's which were the first pair of Jordans I owned as a kid.
    https://solecollector.com/news/2016/10/michael-jordan-air-jordan-4-1989-auction

    What was the hammer price on the Jordan 4s?

    Kevin

  • erikthredderikthredd Posts: 3,285 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @LOTSOS said:

    @erikthredd said:
    My first choice would be for a pair of game worn autographed Black & Red Air Jordan 1's and my second choice would be these Air Jordan 4's which were the first pair of Jordans I owned as a kid.
    https://solecollector.com/news/2016/10/michael-jordan-air-jordan-4-1989-auction

    What was the hammer price on the Jordan 4s?

    I don't know the answer to that,I just found that link to show what a pair of GW Auto'd 4's look like.

    Eric

  • craig44craig44 Posts: 3,030 ✭✭✭✭

    I would take the 1893 just so tobacco Cy Young

  • ahopkinsahopkins Posts: 562 ✭✭✭
    edited February 10, 2019 2:13PM

    One of "Whitey's" game-used pipes.

    Andy

  • DM23HOFDM23HOF Posts: 1,739 ✭✭✭✭
    edited February 10, 2019 2:19PM

    Mantle, Ruth, and Judge game used jerseys and bats— with unassailable provenance for the Mick and Babe. Also, truly gem mint, dead centered basic Mick run.

  • brendanb438brendanb438 Posts: 1,524 ✭✭✭

    O.J.'s White Ford Bronco. >:)

  • SDSportsFanSDSportsFan Posts: 4,404 ✭✭✭
    edited February 10, 2019 4:23PM

    Either the bat Steve Garvey used to hit his homerun in game 4 of the 1984 NLCS, the bat Tony Gwynn used to hit his homerun in game 1 of the 1998 World Series, a game used helmet worn by Dan Fouts, or a game worn Padres helmet from Dave Winfield.

    Or a Ted Williams game used bat.

    Steve

  • Anything Fisk used when he waived the game 6 homer fair ... jersey, bat, helmet, whatever you got.

    Yes I know the Sox lost that series but that is the iconic moment of my childhood

    If those are unavailable I’d also be interested in the flag Jim Craig wrapped himself in after the Miracle, or the the trunks/gloves Tyson wore when he knocked out Spinks

  • stevekstevek Posts: 21,572 ✭✭✭✭✭

    The Roger Maris 61 home run bat. Unfortunately the Hall of Fame beat me to it.

    But I'll tell ya, if the Hall of Fame ever has a yard sale with that bat being offered, I'll be there. ;)

    As far as cards, a complete set of 1962 Topps baseball, all PSA 10, would be nice. :)

  • 1951WheatiesPremium1951WheatiesPremium Posts: 1,480 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited February 10, 2019 5:06PM

    Memorabilia:

    All the gold (USSR) and silver (unclaimed - still) medals from the 1972 Olympic Men’s Basketball Final and give them each to the men who actually deserved them. One of the most ridiculous and corrupt sporting events ever recorded. I am getting angry right now so...

    Card:

    1952 Topps #311

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  • LOTSOSLOTSOS Posts: 1,181 ✭✭✭✭

    @1951WheatiesPremium said:
    Memorabilia:

    All the gold (USSR) and silver (unclaimed - still) medals from the 1972 Olympic Men’s Basketball Final and give them each to the men who actually deserved them. One of the most ridiculous and corrupt sporting events ever recorded. I am getting angry right now so...

    >

    Love it!

    Kevin

  • addicted2ebayaddicted2ebay Posts: 1,811 ✭✭✭

    Any game used bat or jersey from cobbs early Detroit days.

    ebay mobile sucks
  • bobsrbobsr Posts: 345 ✭✭✭

    The Spear Of Destiny ( Roman soldiers short spear that pierced Christ's side) or the Soldiers cloak.
    Bob Sr CEO Fieldtechs

  • georgebailey2georgebailey2 Posts: 703 ✭✭✭
    edited February 12, 2019 9:19PM

    Stick, puck or Jersey from "Henderson has scored for Canada!" (to the uninitiated, the 1972 Canada-USSR series is the most dramatic sporting event ever. The Miracle on Ice was unbelievable, but it kind of pales in comparison. This is from a die-hard hockey fan. There are two really good documentaries on YouTube. One is narrated by Peter Coyote called COLD WAR ON ICE).
    A game use mask of Bernie Parent or Pelle Lindbergh
    Mike Schmidt game used jersey.

    So as to not hijack the thread and with full respect to LOTSOS' opinion:

    Reasons why I am enthralled by the Summit Series relative to the Miracle on Ice.

    Canada comes into the series heavily favored, not only to win, but possibly blow the Russians out of every game.
    Game 1 at Montreal, it appears that will be the case as Canada scores in the first 30 seconds and has a two goal lead five minutes into the game. The Russians keep their cool and proceed to blow Canada out, 7-3. Fans in Canada are stunned.
    Game 2 in Toronto, Canada storms back 4-1, highlighted by one of the most spectacular goals I have ever seen: a Peter Mahovlich short-handed goal.
    Game 3 in Winnipeg, Canada coughs up a lead and the game finishes a tie.
    Game 4 in Vancouver, Canada gets dominated and the fans turn on their guys and boo them. A sweat drenched Phil Esposito delivers his famous "address to the nation" in an on ice post game interview.
    Canada gets to bond over the next two weeks which include a couple chippy games against Sweden.
    Game 5 in Moscow, Canada again coughs up a lead but gains confidence that things are coming together. Paul Henderson crashes headfirst into the boards. He suffers a concussion but cannot handle the thought of not playing and tells the doctors he can continue. Still, Canada is down 1-3-1 and must win all three remaining games in Moscow
    Game 6, Canada wins a tight 3-2 game with Henderson scoring the game winner in the 2nd period.
    Game 7, Canada comes from behind. With about 2:30 left in the game, Paul Henderson goes through 4 Russian defenders, including splitting the 2 defensemen, and beats Tretiak, giving Canada a 4-3 win. it, too, is one of the most spectacular goals I have ever seen.
    Game 8 begins with the Russian's changing the referees just before the game. The first period is a parade of Canadians going to the penalty box. By the end of the 2nd period, Russia has a 5-3 lead. Phil Esposito proceeds to strap Canada on his back, scoring one and assisting on a 2nd to tie the game. On the game tying goal, the goal judge doesn't turn on the red light. Alan Eagleson becomes irate, believing Canada is being cheated. Red Army Guards begin to manhandle him and Peter Mahovlich goes into the stands to rescue him. Eagleson is escorted by Canadian players across the ice to the Team Canada bench, all the while flipping off the Moscow officials. With the game tied, Canada is informed that, due to goal differential, Russia will win the series. With less than a minute left and the face-off in Canada's zone, Phil Esposito huddles his line together and tells them they are going up the ice and score. As Canada moves the puck up the ice, Henderson calls Mahovlich off the ice and with 34 seconds left puts home his own rebound to win the series.
    Hockey then begins its evolutionary step forward in both style of play and sources of talent.

    The Miracle on Ice was the single greatest upset and the tipping point for making the game truly international. However, and this is my opinion, it was just one game. USA went into the third down by one and got the game winner with ten minutes left. While the Soviets managed to put on pressure, it was not particularly overwhelming. Craig had to be very good, but not spectacular. While there was tension, I never felt the outcome was in doubt.
    The story is helped by the blowout sustained in the pre Olympic games, the devastating defeat of the NHL all-stars, the 1st period buzzer beater by Mark Johnson and the inexplicable pulling of Tretiak for Myshkin. However, the play of the game was very good but nothing spectacular. Had it ended like the 2009 Stanley Cup Final, I might feel differently.

    My apologies about the ramble.

    As Forrest Gump said, "And that's all I have to say about that."

  • LOTSOSLOTSOS Posts: 1,181 ✭✭✭✭

    @georgebailey2 said:
    Stick, puck or Jersey from "Henderson has scored for Canada!" (to the uninitiated, the 1972 Canada-USSR series is the most dramatic sporting event ever. The Miracle on Ice was unbelievable, but it kind of pales in comparison. This is from a die-hard hockey fan. There are two really good documentaries on YouTube. One is narrated by Peter Coyote called COLD WAR ON ICE)
    A game use mask of Bernie Parent or Pelle Lindbergh
    Mike Schmidt game use jersey.

    Stated without a desire to take this thread sideways.

    “Pales by comparison” is kind of, no, is a big stretch. Let’s just agree to disagree.

    I do most definitely appreciate your enthusiasm for the exhibition series. I have it on DVD and have watched all the games many times. It was fun hockey to watch.

    Kevin

  • @SDSportsFan said:
    Either the bat Steve Garvey used to hit his homerun in game 4 of the 1984 NLCS, the bat Tony Gwynn used to hit his homerun in game 1 of the 1998 World Series, a game used helmet worn by Dan Fouts, or a game worn Padres helmet from Dave Winfield.

    Or a Ted Williams game used bat.

    Steve

    I might take that Garvey bat...an put it in a woodchipper. Literally the most angry I've ever been in my life. The fury of a nine year old Cubs fan is unmatched. :)

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    @erikthredd said:
    My first choice would be for a pair of game worn autographed Black & Red Air Jordan 1's and my second choice would be these Air Jordan 4's which were the first pair of Jordans I owned as a kid.

    That was first and only pair of J’s...

  • maddux69maddux69 Posts: 1,466 ✭✭✭

    The basketball that Lorenzo Charles dunked to win the 1983 NCAA Championship. I am not sure of the balls whereabouts, I went through the catalog of memorabilia at NC State and it was not listed. The game is one of my most vibrant memories as a child and a great memory of my Dad.

  • Stone193Stone193 Posts: 23,168 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Ya know Kevin?

    That's when I definitely know I'm in a hobby funk.

    Have no idea.

    Mike



  • LOTSOSLOTSOS Posts: 1,181 ✭✭✭✭

    @Stone193 said:
    Ya know Kevin?

    That's when I definitely know I'm in a hobby funk.

    Have no idea.

    Not a funk Mike. Maybe it means you have accomplished a lot with your collection.

    Kevin

  • TabeTabe Posts: 3,199 ✭✭✭

    Miracle on Ice for me, too. They sold a couple years ago but for me... Eruzione's jersey and gold medal. Nothing else comes close. If I win the Powerball, those are what I'm going after.

  • dontippetdontippet Posts: 1,983 ✭✭✭

    George Brett's pine tar bat.
    Or Joe Neikro's nail file that he flipped out of his pocket as shown on the 1987 Classic card.

    Thanks,

    Don

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  • jlvette50jlvette50 Posts: 132 ✭✭✭

    Homerun ball that Longoria hit in Game 162, or a non Longo want....
    the American Flag that Rick Monday rescued in April of 1976.

    Longoria Collector. Love the Longo!!
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  • dontippetdontippet Posts: 1,983 ✭✭✭

    Didn't think of Rick Monday's flag. Love that choice.

    @jlvette50 said:
    Homerun ball that Longoria hit in Game 162, or a non Longo want....
    the American Flag that Rick Monday rescued in April of 1976.

    Thanks,

    Don

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  • steel75steel75 Posts: 1,160 ✭✭✭

    Immaculate Reception football

    1970's Steelers
  • Stone193Stone193 Posts: 23,168 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @steel75 said:
    Immaculate Reception football

    Do we know who has the ball?

    I was a Raider fan back then - still feeling the pain.

    Mike



  • IronmanfanIronmanfan Posts: 4,907 ✭✭✭

    @Stone193 said:

    @steel75 said:
    Immaculate Reception football

    Do we know who has the ball?

    I was a Raider fan back then - still feeling the pain.

    Mike:

    I recently read an article about a guy from Pittsburgh who claims he owns the ball

    IMF

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  • ahopkinsahopkins Posts: 562 ✭✭✭

    I would like the ball from the last pitch that Tommy John threw in 1974 before undergoing the surgery named for him, and then I want the ball of the first pitch he threw in 1976 upon his return. Two pitches that mark the end and beginning of very different eras in baseball history for pitchers, at least.

    Andy

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    Joe

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  • JKTJKT Posts: 472 ✭✭✭

    I think Id most cherish something that Ted Williams used as a pilot during WWII. To me, his aviator hat or bomber jacket would be pretty awesome pieces to own. Im no Red Sox fan or even much of a Williams fan in a baseball vacuum. Ted's willingness to sacrifice for country, as well as his renown abilities as a marine pilot during the war, just make his story very, very cool to me.

    Always looking for tougher PSA 10's of Nolan Arenado, Alex Bregman, Mookie Betts, Francisco Lindor, and Mike Trout.

  • GilbeyGilbey Posts: 112 ✭✭

    My dream piece is Bobby Murcers bat from August 6, 1979. The day of Thurman Munson's funeral Murcer went 2 for 5 with a HR and the game winning hit in the bottom of the 9th as the Yanks won 5-4 with Murcer driving in all 5 runs.

  • Chunk of Evander Holyfield's ear

  • Stone193Stone193 Posts: 23,168 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Ironmanfan said:

    @Stone193 said:

    @steel75 said:
    Immaculate Reception football

    Do we know who has the ball?

    I was a Raider fan back then - still feeling the pain.

    Mike:

    I recently read an article about a guy from Pittsburgh who claims he owns the ball

    IMF

    Thanx Bill.

    Mike



  • Stone193Stone193 Posts: 23,168 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @bruin805 said:
    Chunk of Evander Holyfield's ear

    Mike



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