Steiner Sports founder Brandon Steiner has been the innovator of a myriad of memorabilia projects in this hobby, including the original Yankee Stadium collection, team partnerships, game-used collectibles and the sale of stadium dirt. His company is ready to introduce another first for the industry.
On Tuesday, Dec. 9, at Michael Jordan’s The Steak House N.Y.C. in Grand Central Terminal from 10-12 p.m, the “In Their Own Words” Collection will be unveiled, featuring personally, hand-written inscriptions of the most memorable moments in sports history as described by the athletes who made them famous.
Prominent athletes, whose special moments are indelibly etched in the minds’ eye of all sports fans, who will attend the product-launch press conference include: Magic Johnson, Dennis Rodman, Dereck Whittenburg, Mookie Wilson, Bill Buckner, David Tyree, Mike Eruzione, Doug Williams, Brian Leetch, Larry Johnson, Joe Klecko and Marty Lyons, with many more to be added.
“Collecting is all about having a piece to recall your fondest memories,” says Steiner. “’In Their Own Words' will change the business. It used to be about the moment, now it’s about the entire story. The players will describe in their own words how they felt at that magical moment.”
“In Their Own Words” collectibles will go on sale immediately following the press conference at noon on Dec. 9, in time for the holiday shopping season. Amazon.com and Steinersports.com will be the main distributors. Visit SteinerSports.com to learn more, and to get the idea of the collectibles line, check out the Mariano Rivera piece featured here..
Among sports greatest players and coaches who will share their moments "In My Own Words" will include: Mariano Rivera, Victor Cruz, Frank Robinson, Jim Craig, Darryl Strawberry, Keith Hernandez, Dennis Rodman, Walt “Clyde” Frazier, Marty Lyons, Jim Boeheim, Bob Knight, Adam Graves, Mike Richter, David Cone, Bernie Williams, Nancy Lieberman, Ron Swoboda, Doc Gooden, Mookie Wilson, Mike Bossy, Rudy Rueitteger, Lou Holtz, Stéphane Matteau, “Goose” Gossage, Don Larsen, Eddie Giacomin, Cecil Fielder, Jim Leyritz, Brandi Chastain, Bill Parcells, Lou Piniella, John Wetteland, Mike Torrez, Steve Garvey, Joe Pepitone, Lenny Dykstra, Paul Pierce, Glen Anderson, Dale Murphy, Jesse Orosco, Larry Johnson, David Cone, Andy Pettitte, John Starks, Joe Montana, Chris Chambliss, Harry Carson, Brian Leetch, Jonny Gomes, Rickey Henderson, Mark Bavaro, Paul O’Neill, C.C. Sabathia, Mel Stottlemyre, Mark Teixeira, Bobby Nystrom, Bucky Dent, Bobby Cox, Nolan Ryan, Dereck Whittenburg, Billie Jean King, Ricky Williams, Tommy Lasorda, Elvin Hayes, Ron Guidry, Doug Flutie, Ozzie Smith, Mike Tyson, Aaron Boone, Mark Messier, Roy Jones Jr., Patrick Ewing, Joe Torre, David Wells, Johnny Damon, Doug Williams, Sparky Lyle, Franco Harris, Ron Turcotte, Joe Morgan, Matt Snell, Martin Brodeur, Dwight Clark, Mia Hamm, Mike Eruzione, Joe Pisarcik, Bernard King, Mickey Ward, Spud Webb, Robert Horry, Eli Manning and Magic Johnson.