From the Daily News today -
Whitey Ford decided it was time to clean out his attic – and his stash of pinstripe goodies could be worth a mound of cash.
The legendary Yankee pitcher showed off an array of belongings that will go on the auction block, including a baseball President John F. Kennedy signed for Ford and his Hall of Fame induction plaque.
“When your house starts getting full and your kids don’t have a place to sleep, it’s time to get rid of stuff,” said Ford, 79. The treasure trove also includes a signed photo of Mickey Mantle, Ford’s rookie jersey and an authentic, used game glove.
All pieces will be sold at a Javits Center auction during the MLB All-Star festivities on July 14 and 15. Yankee Stadium will host this summer’s All-Star Game. Auction organizers wouldn’t put a value on the entire cache of hundreds of pieces of memorabilia.
The minute I saw this, I thought of Barry Halper and Phil Rizzuto and when they sold their stuff. I hope that Ford is not selling his items for the same reason that they did – fearing the end is near. That’s sad, even to speculate.