By Susan Lulgjuraj | Beckett Sports Card Monthly Editor
Ken Goldin is kicking off the auction side of his business with a little flair.
The sports memorabilia dealer’s Goldin Auctions Fall 2012 Premier Auction of Sports Memorabilia will include nearly 1,000 lots from all types of sports, starting Oct. 10.
Items include a 1934 signed New York Yankees baseball, a 1980 Philadelphia Phillies World Series ring, a 1977 Roger Staubach game-used jersey, Bernie Parent’s game-worn “Winter Classic” goalie mask and a 1995-96 Michael Jordan game-worn jersey.
There are also several non-sports items in the lots including Avengers No. 1 Marvel comic book and signed document by Abraham Lincoln.
But one of the most interesting items in the auction is a five-page document signed by baseball’s all-time hit leader Pete Rose. The paper is Rose’s banishment agreement from Major League Baseball, according to ESPN.
“I feel this is the most important document in baseball history,” Goldin told ESPN.
The document describes Rose’s punishment for gambling, which has kept Rose out of the Baseball Hall of Fame since he signed it in 1989.
The document, which is also signed by commissioner A. Bart Giametti and deputy commissioner Fay Vincent, is one just a number of unique items part of Goldin’s auction.
The signed Lincoln letter refers to an appointment of a Union officer to Second Lieutenant. It has a crest with a large eagle and “President of the United States of America.” The bottom of the document features an ornate illustration of the originals flags of the colonies.
Also in the auction is a 16”-tall 1999 St. Louis Rams Super Bowl Trophy, which is numbered 332 of 400 and comes with its original presentation box.
As far as unique items go, Goldin Auctions also has a signed American Express card that used to belong to Michael Jordan.