Red Auerbach’s Memorabilia to Be Auctioned Off

by March 15, 2011

Red’s family will put his stuff — including NBA championship rings — up for auction next month. The Boston Herald has the details: “A Dallas auctioneer who sold a Lou Gehrig jersey last year for $717,000 said that the combination of Auerbach’s own legendary status and the team’s recent revival should make next month’s online auctions a slam dunk … Starting next month, SCP Auctions will put basketball memorabilia of Hall of Fame coach Arnold ‘Red’ Auerbach on the block in three Internet auctions. Items include Auerbach’s 1968 Basketball Hall of Fame induction ring; his Boston Celtics championship rings from 1962, 1974, 1976 and 1981; his first contract to coach the Celtics signed by Auerbach and team owner Walter Brown in 1950; his 1957 Celtics satin warm-up jacket; and his 1,000th career win trophy presented to him on Feb. 13, 1966 at Boston Garden and several humidors from the cigar-loving coach’s collection. SCP expects to raise at least $500,000 for Auerbach’s family from a three-part online sale of about 500 mementos from the team’s longtime coach and top executive.”