Thursday, January 14, 2016

Game Used Dodgers Gear at Goldin Auctions - Piazza, Henderson, Seager and Niedenfuer

Along with some fantastic vintage Dodger memorabilia available for sale at Goldin Auctions (link here and here) there are several notable game-used Dodgers pieces to gawk at.

In honor of Mike Piazza's recent ascension to Baseball's hallowed hall I share pics of an game-used bat of his.  (Auction link here)  It is dated to 1996 to 1998, so he was either a Dodger, Marlin or a Met when he swung this piece lumber. 

Below is a full game-used uniform that was once worn by Hall of Famer Rickey Henderson - complete with dirt.  Awesome!  (Auction link here)  It also comes with a letter from Rickey providing proof that it's the real thing.  The auctioneer claims that Henderson wore this specific uniform on August 29, 2003 - the day he stole his very last base.  Per the auction description:
On August 29, 2003 Rickey Henderson stood on first base, eyeing that bag ninety feet away. Rockies pitcher Cory Vance knew what he had in mind, as did the 30,000 fans in Dodger Stadium. When Vance fired over to first to pick off Henderson, Rickey exploded towards second and slid in head first under Helton's tag. It would prove to be the last of Henderson's record 1,406 career stolen bases, and this is the very uniform he wore to swipe his last base. The uniform has been matched to stills taken from MLB broadcast of the August 29, 2003 game and one can clearly see the turf marks made on the last steal in evidence on the pants and jersey offered here.
(Auction Link)

Are you wanting to jump on the Corey Seager bandwagon.  Then, the below 2014 Chattanooga Lookouts game-used uniform might be right up your alley.  (Auction link here).
(Auction Link)

I don't care what anyone says, I liked Tom Niedenfuer.

Sure, he could give you heartburn when he got to the mound, but was overall very effective in Blue.  In seven Dodger season he earned 64 saves.  He was also fantastic during the 1981 World Series against the Yankees.  Tom got into two games (1 & 4), pitched five innings, faced 20 batters and gave up zero earned runs.  If not for an errant throw by Ron Cey in Game 4 he would have given up no runs at all.  Of course, folks still shriek in pain when thinking about Ozzie Smith's impossible home run against him during the 1985 NL Championship Series.

Featured below is a collection of game-used caps and a glove once worn by Niedenfuer.  (Auction link here)  All the hat are signed by Tom under the brim; including one that says, “Tom Niedenfuer Last Game Hat Traded to Balt. May 22 1987.”
(Auction Link)

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