Oscar Taveras Game-Used Memorabilia Headed to Auction, Proceeds to Support Family

Oscar Taveras Game-Used Memorabilia Headed to Auction, Proceeds to Support Family

The death of Oscar Taveras and his girlfriend, Edilia Arvelos, in a car crash in October was a tragedy that many are still feeling. Now, some high-end pieces of one-of-a-kind Oscar Taveras memorabilia are headed for the auction block with proceeds going to help his family.

The consigner, a big St. Louis Cardinals fan, is donating their portion of the proceeds from nine lots to the Taveras family. The sale, which is being handled by Goldin Auctions, runs from January 12 to February 5 as part of their 2015 Winter Auction.

Among the pieces is the ball from Taveras' first MLB home run (also his first hit), signed cleats and the fielding glove from his first game with the Cardinals, a St. Louis 2014 postseason jersey and a pair of championship rings from 2010 and 2011 while in the minors.

"As a big fan of the Cardinals and the young star, our consigner wanted to do something to help the Taveras family," said Ken Goldin, founder of Goldin Auctions, in a press release. "We commend him for his thoughtfulness and hope our bidders can help him make a large donation to the Taveras family."

Here are full details on all nine of the Oscar Taveras lots being sold by Goldin Auctions:

  • 2010 Johnson City Cardinals Championship Ring
  • 2011 Quad City River Bandits Championship Ring
  • MLB-Authenticated Oscar Taveras First Hit/Home Run Signed Ball
  • Game-Worn and Signed 2014 St. Louis Cardinals Postseason Jersey
  • Game-Used and Signed Louisville Slugger S318 Model Bat (PSA/DNA GU10)
  • Game-Worn and Signed/Inscribed Cleats from MLB Debut Game (JSA LOA)
  • Games-Used and Signed Chandler OT19 Model Bat (PSA/DNA GU 8.5)
  • Game-Worn and Signed Rawlings Fielder's Glove from MLB Debut
  • 2014 Oscar Taveras Debut Game-Used and Signed Batting Gloves (PSA/DNA)
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2014 Bowman BCAR-OT Oscar Taveras 75 St. Louis Cardinals Auto Baseball Card 1j1
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2014 Panini National Convention Gold Pack VIP Blue Prizm #20 Oscar Taveras 4h3
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Ryan is a former member of The Cardboard Connection Writing Staff. His collecting origins began with winter bike rides to the corner store, tossing a couple of quarters onto the counter and peddling home with a couple packs of O-Pee-Chee hockey in his pocket. Today, he continues to build sets, go after inserts with cool technologies, chase Montreal Expos and finish off his John Jaha master collection.

User Comments

  1. When is the taveras auction ? Thanks.

  2. Mike Savoie » As indicated in the article, it ended in February of 2015.

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