2002 Ivan Rodriguez Game Worn, Signed & Inscribed Texas Ra...Click the image to load the highest resolution version.
Auction Preview: Preview items may not have yet been properly described or vetted, and items are posted as soon as they have a description or a picture. We are continuing to add and correct information as we approach the auction posting date, so check back here often and Contact us with any comments or suggestions.
Description2002 Ivan Rodriguez Game Worn, Signed & Inscribed Texas Rangers Jersey. When any player, especially a catcher, boasts fourteen All-Star selections, thirteen Gold Glove nods, a league MVP, and a World Series title, there is not much more which needs to be said.
I-Rod hit .319 with nineteen taters the year he wore the specimen presented here. The road gray knit sports a seven-button front with "Texas" across the chest and "Rodriguez 7" on the verso, quadruple and triple sewn-on in blue/red/white/black tackle twill. A waving flag patch sits on the left sleeve with a Rawlings label in the interior tail, along with flap tags for "Minus 1 1/2" Sleeve Length," "50," and "Set 3 2002." Also, there is a Velcro fastener on the interior button path between the second and third buttons, which is always a nice touch. Furthermore, Pudge has added a beautiful 9/10 vintage black sharpie signature and inscription to the back on the jersey which reads "Ivan Rodriguez #7, Game Used 2002."
Exhibits light but discernable wear, with dirt stains and fraying to the identifiers (which remain somewhat stiff because they are triple and quadruple sewn-on!). While there are many I-Rod gamers out there, this is surely of the the better ones. LOA from Heritage Auctions.
Guide Value or Estimate: $1,000 - up.
Signature Internet Extended Bid: These Auctions are presented via catalog and online. Bidding is taken through our website or via phone. There are two phases of bidding during this type of auction: 1) Normal bidding: Bids are taken up until 10 PM CT the night the auction closes. 2) 30 Minute Ending: On a lot-by-lot basis, starting at 10:00 PM CT, any person who has bid on the lot previously may continue to bid on that lot until there are no more bids for 30 minutes. For example, if you bid on a lot during Normal Bidding, you could participate during Extended Bidding for that lot, but not on lots you did not bid on previously. If a bid was placed at 10:15, the new end time for that lot would become 10:45. If no other bids were placed before 10:45, the lot would close. If you are the high bidder on a lot, changing your bid will not extend the bidding during the 30 Minute Ending phase (only a bid from another bidder will extend bidding). If you are the only bidder at 10 PM, you will automatically win the lot at 10:30. Important: After normal bidding ends, you must be signed-on to the Heritage site to see the bidding option on lots where you qualify for extended bidding.