Fall Premier Auction 2013
This lot is closed for bidding. Bidding ended on 12/8/2013
“Growing up in Colorado Springs, Colorado I remember pitching to my brother Jack in our front yard, winding up and trying to throw the ball as hard as I possibly could throw. He'd say, ‘You're not throwing very hard. You're throwing like a sissy.’ I'd have tears in my eyes I'd be trying so hard, but looking back, that's where my wild delivery came from, all arms and legs, flailing, coming right at you. I had a dream of playing in the big leagues. My Dad would always say I was going to be there someday and I would just say, ‘Oh, Dad, don't say that,’ because deep down I just didn't believe it could happen.”
- Goose Gossage, July 27, 2008 Cooperstown, N.Y.
This is the 2008 National Baseball Hall of Fame 10K Gold ring presented to legendary closer Goose Gossage upon his induction into Baseball's most treasured shrine. Over his long, 22 year career, Gossage pitched in 1002 Games with a 3.01 ERA and 310 Saves. In 19 Post Season contests he went 2-1 with a 2.87 ERA and 8 Saves. The ring presents a silver baseball on top of a black stone surrounded by "Baseball Hall of Fame". "Gossage", "Elected 2008", with a crossed bats over an infield adorn one side, while "Pitcher", "The National Baseball Hall of Fame", and a relief rendering of the Hall appear on the other. The inside band is stamped with the Josten's logo and "10K". The size 11 ring comes with the original Josten's box and a signed LOA from Goose Gossage.