Don Drysdale game-used memorabilia, awards set to be sold

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By Ryan Cracknell | Hobby Editor

More than 200 pieces of Don Drysdale’s personal collection of memorabilia are being sold. Game-used gear, championship rings and awards are all among the items being put up for bid. They headline SCP Auctions’ 2016 Spring Premier Auction.

Game-worn uniforms from both the 1963 and 1965 World Series are among the items expected to fetch the highest bids. Other jerseys come from throughout his career including his rookie season of 1956 in Brooklyn. Los Angeles jerseys from 1965, 1966 and 1969 are also available.

Don Drysdale 1956 Brooklyn Dodgers Game-Used Home Jersey

Several championship rings are also a part of the Don Drysdale Collection. 1963 and 1965 World Series rings are the most intriguing. There’s also a 1988 World Series ring Drysdale received as a broadcaster for the Dodgers. Other rings come from the 1956 NLCS and 1955 International League Championship ring he got playing for the Montreal Royals.

1963 Don Drysdale Los Angeles Dodgers World Series Ring

The game-used pieces reach beyond just jerseys. The ball from the final inning of his then-record 58 2/3 consecutive scoreless innings is one of the most notable. There’s also a bat the pitcher used in the 1963 World Series.

Don Drysdale 1968 Game-Used Baseball

Although Drysdale’s actual Hall of Fame plaque hangs in the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, his personal plaque from the 1984 induction ceremony is available in the sale. Among the other honors is his 1962 Cy Young Award.

SCP’s 2016 Spring Premier Auction opens on Wednesday, April 6 and runs through Saturday, April 23.

Comments? Questions? Contact Ryan Cracknell on Twitter @tradercracks.

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A collector for much of his life, Ryan focuses primarily on building sets, Montreal Expos and interesting cards. He's also got one of the most comprehensive collections of John Jaha cards in existence (not that there are a lot of them). Got a question, story idea or want to get in touch? You can reach him by email and through Twitter @tradercracks.

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