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    1970-90 Bobby Murcer Collection of Watches, Cuff Links, High School Rings & Other Mementos from The Bobby Murcer Collection. Update: Item No. 18 is a set of 14k collar stays, not envelope openers.

    Bobby Murcer collected plenty of presentation type mementos during his lifelong association with baseball. As a player he was awarded for his on-field exploits. But his affiliation with baseball lasted until the end of his life so he was a part of many celebrations. These watches and other treasures belonged to Murcer and were a part of his collection. While the watches may not be in working order, all they probably need are new batteries. Featured are: 1.) Cartier watch. 2.) (2) Hamilton Quartz watches. One has Dave Righetti's no-hitter mentioned so it could have been presented by the lefty. 3.) Yankees Quartz watch. 4.) 17 Jewels Shock Absorber watch with "Murcer" engraved. The hands are not attached but present. 5.) National League Player of the Week watch. 6.) Mido Ocean Star watch (working order). 7.) Yankees Bulova watch. 8.) 2006 Old-Timers' Day pin. 9.) 2000 Bob Sheppard Day pin. 10.) United States Federal Air Marshall pin. 11.) Murcer's military dog tags. 12.) 1964 high school graduation tassels. 13.) size 8.75 1964 high school ring (10k gold). 14.) size 9 1965 high school ring (10km gold). 15.) 1973 All-Star Game press pin. 16.) 1971 All-Star Game charm. 17.) Yankees tie clasp (14k gold marked). 18.) (2) 14k gold envelope openers. 19.) Oklahoma State Capitol pin. 20.) 2003 Yankees 100th anniversary pin. 21.) 1974 All-Star Game charm. 22.) 1993 Celebrity Masters Invitational JFK Medical Center Foundation golf box. Letter of provenance from Murcer family.

    The Bobby Murcer Collection

    Hailed as "the next Mickey Mantle" as he was introduced to the New York Yankees fan base in the mid-1960's, Bobby Murcer came to that association in more ways than simply his elite early talent. Born and raised in the Commerce Comet's home state of Oklahoma, Murcer was discovered by scout Tom Greenwade, the same man who had unearthed the Mick in Baxter Springs, Kansas. And, like Mantle, he made the switch from shortstop in his early years to the vast expanse of Yankee Stadium's center field in pinstripes.

    While Murcer did not ultimately join his boyhood hero in the upper reaches of the sport's pantheon, he was successful in becoming one of the most beloved figures of his Bronx era, slugging a game-winning homer for his first Major League hit in 1965, and sharing an outfield with the legend on Mickey Mantle Day the same year, a contest he would later describe as the greatest thrill of his career. In June 1970, he would join Lou Gehrig, Johnny Blanchard and Mantle as the only Yankees to hit home runs in four consecutive at-bats.

    Today, Murcer is best remembered for his heroic performance in the face of tragedy, winning the first Yankees game after the funeral of his teammate and dear friend Thurman Munson nearly single-handedly, clubbing a three-run home run in the seventh inning, and a walk-off two-run single in the bottom of the ninth to drive in every Yankee run in the five-to-four victory over the Baltimore Orioles on August 6, 1979.

    Murcer's association with the New York Yankees franchise continued on after his retirement as a player, both in management and as a hitting coach before finding a home behind the broadcasting mike, where he would earn a new generation of fans during nearly two decades on the air. He became even more active in his philanthropic pursuits during his retirement before the tragic diagnosis of a malignant brain tumor shocked the baseball world. After a brave eighteen-month battle, Murcer passed away in July of 2008.

    Commissioner Bud Selig eulogized, "All of Major League Baseball is saddened today by the passing of Bobby Murcer, particularly on the eve of this historic All-Star game at Yankee Stadium, a place he called home for so many years. Bobby was a gentleman, a great ambassador for baseball, and a true leader both on and off the field. He was a man of great heart and compassion."

    We are honored for the opportunity to celebrate Mr. Murcer's noble life of service and achievement upon the pages that follow. All lots will be accompanied by a letter of provenance from his son Todd.

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