Wrestling fans love their wrestling memorabilia, just like traditional sports fans.
When Hulk Hogan and Ric Flair showed up in Chicago to sign autographs at The National, the two wrestling legends signed everything from wrestling boots and tights to robes and championship belts.
But what if you could own even more rare and unique pieces of wrestling memorabilia?
Like foreign objects used in a bloody match at one of WWE’s biggest events.
Like the Barb Wire Baseball Bat Ric Flair used to smash Mickey Foley in the head during their “I Quit” match at SummerSlam 2006.
The bat is being auctioned with the barbed wire still wrapped around the bat.
Or the shears Brutus “The Barber” Beefcake and Hulk Hogan used in their 1989 match against "Macho Man" Randy Savage and Zeus.
Or the Night Stick Big Boss Man used in his match against Koko B. Ware at SummerSlam 1988.
Thanks to new partnership between WWE and Goldin Auctions, those items and more are available during Goldin’s Card & Memorabilia Auction that opened Monday, Aug. 16.
The auction also features a billion dollar bill featuring and signed by WWE Chairman and CEO Vince McMahon and a 1-of-1 “Billionaire Bucks” T-shirt. Both items were created specifically for the auction. An additional unsigned bill and T-shirt will be available for auction in-venue at SummerSlam in Las Vegas on Saturday.
The auction also features some unique fan experiences, including a tour through WWE’s Warehouse with Triple H as their guide. The tour will feature such one-of-a-kind pieces as match-worn gear, championship belts and rings from legendary events. A lucky fan will also be able to win two tickets and a behind-the-scenes experience at WrestleMania featuring a meet-and-greet with WWE icon The Undertaker.
“We are honored to be working with WWE for our first-ever auction featuring fan experiences,” said Ross Hoffman, CEO of Goldin. “WWE has built a brand that is constantly innovating and providing the best to their fans, and we could not be more proud to help provide a new way to engage with their passionate fans. And what better way to do so than to offer experiences with storied WWE Legends Triple H and The Undertaker!”
“Goldin is a clear industry leader, and we believe this is an incredible opportunity to give fans a chance to own a unique piece of SummerSlam history,” said Scott Zanghellini, WWE Senior Vice President, Revenue Strategy & Development.
Among the other SummerSlam items in the auction are:
• The Money in the Bank Briefcase Randy Orton cashed in on Daniel Bryan to become WWE Champion at SummerSlam 2013.
• The Arena Banner used at SummerSlam from 1992-1997.
• The Ring Skirt used at SummerSlam from 1989-1997.
• The Ring Skirt used at SummerSlam in 1998.