Barry Larkin’s memorabilia hits block via Goldin Auctions this month

Barry-Larkin-USAMemorabilia from the career of Baseball Hall of Famer Barry Larkin will hit the auction block next week via Goldin Auctions as the former Cincinnati Red has decided to sell his collection.

Among the items in the sale, which will begin on Jan. 11 and end on Jan. 30, are his 1984 USA Baseball uniform and the ball from his first career hit as a big-leaguer. Also found among the 53 lots are items from his University of Michigan days and an All-Star Game-used uniform.

“Barry Larkin is among the most popular players in Reds history as he was born and raised in the Queen City and then played all 19 of his MLB seasons with his hometown Reds,” said Ken Goldin founder of Goldin Auctions. “During his remarkable baseball life, he was an Olympic champion, Rookie of the Year, World Series winner, MVP, 12-time All-Star and a Hall of Famer. We are honored to make these rare collectibles from his career available for the first time.”

Larkin-First-HitLarkin was enshrined in Cooperstown in 2012 after a career that included 2,340 hits, 198 home runs and 337 stolen bases. He was a member of the 1990 Reds team that won the World Series, knocking off the heavily favored Oakland Athletics.

Items will be previewed by the auction house beginning on Friday.

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