Thursday, July 01, 2010
Dodger outfielder has donated a rare 1994 911 Porsche Turbo 3.6 to be auctioned off for charity, the team announced today. Proceeds from the online auction will be split between ThinkCure!, the Dodgers’ official charity, and Maryvale, a local residential placement home for girls formerly known as The Los Angeles Orphan Asylum.
The online auction will take place at www.thinkcure.org/manny and will run from tomorrow, July 2 at 11 a.m. through Monday, July 12 at 11:00 a.m.
The 1994 red
with grey leather interior has logged just 34,569 miles and was recently appraised for more than $58,000.
Porsche released the 964 Turbo 3.6 in January, 1993, featuring a turbocharged version of the 3.6 litre M64 engine and producing 360 PS (260 kW; 360 hp) @ 5500 rpm. The 3.6 litre powered Turbo was produced only for model year 1993/1994, with fewer than 1,500 of them produced in total, making it one of the rarest and most sought after Porsches produced since the 959.
Ramirez donated the car to ThinkCure!, but it was also his desire that the proceeds be shared with a center that specifically helps displaced children. Per his wish, half of the proceeds will be given to Maryvale in Rosemead , a local residential placement home for girls which originated 154 years ago as The Los Angeles Orphan Asylum. It was established by the Daughters of Charity to care for the growing number of orphaned children living on the streets of the then-El Pueblo de Nuestra Señora de Los Angeles .
I'll start with some notable Dodger inserts. Here are the 2010 This Day in History insert cards. They feature a players birth date and a historical event that occurred on that day. Only 3 Dodgers are in this subset.
For the game-used relics Topps Allen & Ginter places the mini cards in a red bordered plastic frame. I guess they don't want you to damage the card. Only two Dodgers are featured- Matt Kemp and Andre Ethier.
They also frame inserted autographs. Below is the Clayton Kershaw, but the Matt Kemp and Andre Ethier cannot be found in packs. They only provide a redemption card, so no picture is available at this time.
Below is a actual game-used Baseball glove once worn by Clemente available for viewing and auction at this years All-Star Game Fan Fest Hunt Auction. Game used memorabilia from this Hall of Famer are very rare.