Steiner Sports Marketing was originally founded by CEO Brandon Steiner in 1987 and steadily grew into the most trusted and extensive Sports Memorabilia company in the industry. 2012 marks Steiner Sports 25th Anniversary. With direct partnerships with the New York Yankees, Madison Square Garden, Notre Dame and Syracuse University. Located in New Rochelle, NY, Steiner Sports prides itself on 100% authenticity and unparalleled access to the best sports collectibles, events and gifts on the market today!
For 2012, Steiner Sports teamed up with another legendary sports figure, Don Larsen, to make arguably the greatest sports artifact in World Series history available to highest bidder. As a part of our largest catalog auction ever, Steiner Sports will be auctioning the jersey off to one lucky fan, along with 1000’s of additional lots!
Steiner Sports is also looking for unique consignment items, and in some cases, collections, to be a part of our 25th Anniversary Catalog Auction. To find out more or to submit a piece or collection for review, please send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
On the heels of the Babe Ruth uniform selling for a record $4.4 million dollars it has been announced that Don Larsen and Andrew Levy of Wish You Were Here Productions have consigned the full game-used uniform from the 1956 World Series Game 5 perfect game to New York based Steiner Sports. Steiner Sports will be auctioning the uniform this fall (tentatively October 8th to December 2nd) on their auction site steinersports.com.
The uniform, which Larsen loaned to the San Diego Hall of Champions around 1961, has been on display in a glass enclosed case, and remains in the same condition as it was the day Yogi Berra jumped into Larsen’s arms following arguably the greatest single achievement in the history of sports. To this day, that moment remains the most iconic in the history of the New York Yankees which is loaded with historic moments. Steiner Sports most recently auctioned many historic artifacts from Yankee Stadium, where Don pitched his Perfect Game.
Larsen decided earlier this year that he wanted to sell the uniform to pay for his grandchildren’s college education. In March, Don and his wife Corrine drove from Hayden Lake, Idaho to personally meet Stephen Costello from Steiner Sports to take possession of the uniform. “Meeting Don and Corrine, and being present as Don removed the jersey from the enclosure and put it on one last time, was a moment I will never forget,” said Costello.
Brandon Steiner CEO adds, “a perfect game in the World Series, is so unlikely, it is what makes baseball America’s pastime. The fact that this uniform was so well preserved is also incredible.”
Yogi jumping into Don’s arms will always be an amazing memory of the feat never repeated in baseball history to this day.
Levy, who represents Larsen says, "Choosing Steiner Sports to auction Don Larsen’s uniform was a no-brainer. We were excited to consign the uniform to them. Don and Steiner have had a long term relationship that has really enhanced Don’s visibility to millions of fans all these years after the game. The association Steiner has with the New York Yankees and the incredible outreach they have to Yankees fans and sports fans worldwide should prove beneficial for an item of this magnitude.”
October 8, 2012 will mark the 56th anniversary of Don Larsen’s 1956 perfect game. Steinersports.com will have a 56 day auction featuring the game used uniform and many other incredible sports memorabilia items. Steiner Sports had their fall auction scheduled to end on December 2nd. “When I discussed a strategic stating date with Steve Costello and Brandon Steiner I suggested the 56th anniversary. Coincidentally, looking at a calendar and counting days, it turned out December 2nd is exactly 56 days after October 8th. 56 after ’56 and still perfect!” says Levy.
In 2010, the jersey worn by Berra during the perfect game was auctioned for $565,000 and is currently on loan to the Yogi Berra Museum by Dr. Richard Angrist of New Jersey.