Spring Premier Auction 2013
This lot is closed for bidding. Bidding ended on:
PLEASE NOTE THE MINIMUM WAS MISPRINTED IN THE CATLAOGUE. THE CORRECT MB IS $750.
This 19-inch high trophy was awarded to Bret Saberhagen as the Kansas City Royals Pitcher of the Year for 1987. A 13-inch high loving cup with a silver-painted figural of a pitcher rests on a small wooden base with a nameplate that reads "Bret Saberhagen" in all caps. This in turn rests on a larger wooden base of 8 1/2 inches square, with silver eagle figurals on each corner. An 8-by-2 1/2-inch silver nameplate notes: Bruce Rice Award, 1987 Royals Pitcher-of-the-Year, Seventeenth Annual Kansas City Baseball Awards Dinner, January 23, 1988." Saberhagen has signed the back panel of the bottom wood base in bold, black Sharpie. Most elements of the award are in virtually Near-Mint condition, save only for the bottom portion of the loving cup and portions of the wings on a couple of the eagle firgurals, which reveal rather pronounced tarnishing. The award is named after Bruce Rice, an extremely popular Kansas City sporscaster, who died of a heart attack in 1978. The award is part of a series of team-specific honors voted on by the Kansas City Chapter of the Baseball Writers' Association of America. Comes with a Letter of Authenticity from Bret Saberhagen.
Pre-certified by PSA/DNA.