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Jewish Major Leaguer Craig Breslow will become the 24 Jewish player to appear in the World Series, should he pitch for the Boston Red Sox in the 2013 Fall Classic.
Craig Breslow. Photo courtesy of Wikipedia.
The Boston Red Sox take on the St. Louis Cardinals in the World Series, which starts tonight, Wednesday, October 23. 

Should he have the opportunity to come on in relief, Red Sox pitcher Craig Breslow will become the 24 Jewish Major Leaguer to play in the World Series, as documented in these postings from Kaplan's Korner and Jewish Baseball News.

Koufax Upper Deck Print

Sandy Koufax Upper Deck artwork. Photo courtesy of Beckett.com.

 

During the history of the World Series Most Valuable Player Award (which started in 1955), two Jewish baseball players and a player who converted to Judaism after his career won a total of four MVP trophies.

Interestingly, all three played for the Los Angeles Dodgers when they captured the honors.

 

 

Larry Sherry 1960 Topps

Larry Sherry Topps card. Photo courtesy of eBay.com.

JewishSportsCollectibles.com offers reviews of the players' baseball cards and collectibles ... which range from common cards to $100,000+ game-used leather, from books to DVDs, from postcards and programs to books by the yard. 

Steve Yeager 2004 UD Legends 2 Autograph
Steve Yeager Upper Deck card. Photo courtesy of Beckett.com.

To read the JSC's overviews of the cards and memorabilia for World Series MVP winners Larry Sherry (1959), Sandy Koufax (1963 and 1965) and Steve Yeager (1981) click on the players' names.

Feel free to comment below, or in the individual postings, to let JewishSportsCollectibles.com readers know what your most treasured collectible for these World Series winners might be.

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Editor's Note: A version of this posting originally ran under the headline "Jewish World Series MVP Profiles" in 2011.

Jewish World Series Heroes

Koufax Upper Deck Print
Sandy Koufax Upper Deck artwork. Photo courtesy of Beckett.com.

The Boston Red Sox take on the St. Louis Cardinals in the World Series, which starts tonight, Wednesday, October 23.

During the history of the World Series Most Valuable Player Award (which started in 1955), two Jewish baseball players and a player who converted to Judaism after his career won a total of four MVP trophies.

Interestingly, all three played for the Los Angeles Dodgers when they captured the honors.


Larry Sherry 1960 Topps
Larry Sherry Topps card.
Photo courtesy of eBay.com.

JewishSportsCollectibles.com offers reviews of the players' baseball cards and collectibles ... which range from common cards to $100,000+ game-used leather, from books to DVDs, from postcards and programs to books by the yard.

 


Steve Yeager 2004 UD Legends 2 Autograph
Steve Yeager Upper Deck card. Photo courtesy of Beckett.com

 

Click on the links that follow to read the JSC overviews of the cards and memorabilia for World Series MVP winners Larry Sherry (1959), Sandy Koufax (1963 and 1965) and Steve Yeager (1981).

Feel free to comment below, or in the individual postings, to let JewishSportsCollectibles.com readers know what your most treasured collectible for these World Series winners might be.

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Editor's Note: A version of this posting originally ran under the headline "Jewish World Series MVP Profiles" in 2011.

Jewish World Series MVP Profiles

Koufax Upper Deck PrintDuring the 55-year history of the World Series Most Valuable Player Award (which started in 1955), two Jewish baseball players and a player who converted to Judaism after his career won a total of four MVP trophies.

Interestingly, all three played for the Los Angeles Dodgers when they captured the honors.

Larry Sherry 1960 ToppsJewishSportsCollectibles.com recently took a peak at the players' baseball cards and collectibles ... which range from common cards to $100,000+ game-used leather, from books to DVDs, from pastcards and prgrams to books by the yard.

Steve Yeager 2004 UD Legends 2 AutographCheck out the JSC overviews of the cards and memorabilia for World Series MVP winners Larry Sherry (1959), Sandy Koufax (1963 and 1965) and Steve Yeager (1981).

Feel free to comment below, or in the individual postings, to let JSC readers know what your most treasured collectible for these World Series winners might be.


SCP Auctions Offering 'Red' Auerbach Collection

Red Auerbach (Photo courtesy of Wikipedia.org, copyright held by Steve Lipofsky Basketballphoto.com) Basketball fans ... get ready to start bidding!

SCP Auctions will soon be offering the personal memorabilia collection of Boston Celtics and Jewish basketball icon, basketball coach Arnold “Red” Auerbach.

An inductee of both the National Jewish Sports Hall of Fame & Museum and International Jewish Sports Hall of Fame, Auerbach is a basketball legend, on and off the court.

As a player, coach and executive, Auerbach won 938 games and 9 NBA championship titles. He was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 1969 and named the greatest coach in NBA history by the Professional Basketball Writers Association of America in 1980. The same year, Auerbach was also inducted into the Basketball HOF a second time for "his total contributions to the game." In an annual honor of Aeurbach's coaching greatness, the NBA awards its Coach of the Year the Red Auerbach Trophy.

“SCP Auctions is honored to represent the Red Auerbach estate,” said SCP Auction’s President David Kohler in a news release shared with JewishSportsCollectibles.com. "Mr. Auerbach is among the greatest legends in professional basketball history, and this auction is a remarkable opportunity for collectors and fans to celebrate his legacy.”

The first of three sales featuring Auerbach's personal items begins with the SCP Auctions' April auction. Bidding for the initial sale runs from Friday, April 15 through Saturday, April 30.

Among the many items on the block in April will be:

  • Auerbach’s 1968 Basketball Hall of Fame induction ring.
  • His personal Boston Celtics championship rings from 1962, 1974, 1976 and 1981.
  • Auerbach’s first contract to coach the Celtics signed by Auerbach and team owner Walter Brown in 1950.
  • His 1957 Celtics satin warm-up jacket.
  • Auerbach’s 1,000th career win trophy -- presented to him on Feb. 13, 1966 at Boston Garden.
  • His 1957 Boston Celtics NBA Championship ring worn by his wife Dorothy.
  • A 1950 Bob Cousy game-worn rookie jersey from Auerbach’s personal collection.
  • Auerbach’s presentational cigar humidor from the 1954-55 Boston Celtics, with engraved team signatures.
  • A leprechaun papier mache statue, identified by Auerbach as “The Original Celtics Leprechaun” that was displayed in his Boston office.
  • Auerbach’s 1958 NBA East-West All-Star Game trophy.
  • His 1958-59 World Champion Boston Celtics vintage team-signed basketball, including Walter Brown’s signature.
  • And, Auerbach’s 1960 Coach of the Century trophy from Boston Celtics Fan Club.

Jewish basketball collectors, do you plan to participate in the Auerbach auction? If so, what will you be bidding on?

If you're not going to going to be bidding, and money were no object, which of the featured Auerbach items above most intrigues you and why?


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Photo credits:

Red Auerbach portrait: Photo courtesy of Wikipedia.org, copyright held by Steve Lipofsky Basketballphoto.com.

Memorabilia photos courtesy of SCP Auctions.