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Ten Valuable Paul Molitor Baseball Collectibles

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Paul Molitor made his major league debut with the Milwaukee Brewers on April 7, 1978. Valuable Paul Molitor baseball collectibles include Milwaukee Brewers game-used jerseys, signed baseballs, Brewers original player's contracts, 1978 Topps rookie cards

St. Paul, Minnesota-born Paul Molitor (1956-) is a member of baseball's 3,000 Hit Club. Called "Molly" or "The Ignitor," Molitor played his 1978-1998 major league career with the Milwaukee Brewers, Toronto Blue Jays and Minnesota Twins, amassing 3,319 hits, 234 home runs, 1,307 runs batted in, 504 stolen bases and a lifetime batting average of .306. A seven-time American League All Star and the AL's three-time hits leader (1991, 1993, 1996), Paul Molitor was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 2004.

Here are ten valuable Paul Molitor baseball collectibles that should interest sports memorabilia collectors. Now taking the field once again for the Milwaukee Brewers #4 the great Paul Molitor...

Paul Molitor 1988 Signed Milwaukee Brewers Home Jersey

In 1988 Paul Molitor collected 190 hits, swiped 41 bases and batted .312. Molitor's 1988 Brewers game-used #4 home jersey – autographed across the front – sold at auction for $3,818.75.

Paul Molitor 1988 Brewers home jersey $3,818.75 - Robert Edward Auctions

Paul Molitor 2004 Dick Perez Original Watercolor

Sports artist Dick Perez's 2004 Hall of Fame watercolor of inductee Paul Molitor brought $696 at auction. The painting was actually displayed at the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown in 2004 and 2005.

Paul Molitor 2004 Dick Perez watercolor $696 - Robert Edward Auctions

Paul Molitor 1978 Topps Rookie Baseball Card

Card #707 in the 1978 Topps baseball series constitutes Paul Molitor's rookie card, one which he shares with Alan Trammell, Mickey Klutts and U.L. Washington. One graded example in  PSA near mint-mint 8 condition sold at auction for $39.

Paul Molitor 1978 Topps rookie card $39 - Heritage Auctions

Paul Molitor 1978 Player's Contract

Following his All American days at the University of Minnesota Paul Molitor inked a contract with the Milwaukee Brewers. Molitor's 1978 first-year big league contract with Milwaukee called for a salary of $2,000 per month. This historic six-page agreement, signed by Molitor, Brewers general manager Harry Dalton and American League president Lee MacPhail, brought $1,015.75 at auction.

Paul Molitor's 1978 Brewers contract $1,015.75 - Heritage Auctions

Paul Molitor Single Singed Baseball

A ball signed by the Hall of Famer on the sweet spot – "Paul Molitor HOF 04" – in PSA/DNA gem mint 10 condition fetched a top bid of $95.60 at auction.

Paul Molitor Autographed Game-Used Bat

A Paul Molitor black Cooper Pro 100 signature baseball bat autographed by the Hall of Famer on the barrel sold at auction for $310.70.

Paul Molitor signed game-used Cooper bat $310.70 - Heritage Auctions

Paul Molitor 1982 Milwaukee Brewers World Series Game-Used Jersey

Paul Molitor and the Milwaukee Brewers appeared in the 1982 World Series, losing to the St. Louis Cardinals in seven games. A Paul Molitor Brewers game-used #4 jersey which saw action in the '82 Fall Classic brought $3,883.75 at auction. Molitor has signed the jersey "Paul Molitor, My Gamer '82 World Series," leaving no doubt as to its provenance.

Paul Molitor 1982 Brewers World Series jersey $3,883.75 - Heritage Auctions

Paul Molitor 2005 SP Legendary Cuts Baseball Card

Card #14 of 25 Paul Molitor in the 2005 Upper Deck SP Legendary Cuts Lasting Legends baseball series is autographed. It sold for $25.

Paul Molitor 2008 Topps Sterling Framed Burgundy Baseball Card

Card #300 Paul Molitor graces the 2008 Topps Sterling Framed Burgundy baseball series. This card #3 of 10 sold for $15.

Paul Molitor 1979 O-Pee-Chee Baseball Card

Card #8 Paul Molitor can be found in the 1979 Canadian O-Pee-Chee baseball set. One example in near mint condition brought $3.75.

Paul Molitor Sports Memorabilia Credits & Top Image

  • Auction/sales results and images courtesy Robert Edward Auctions, Watchung, New Jersey; Heritage Auctions, Dallas, Texas; CheckOutMyCards.com
  • Top image: Paul Molitor signed Official American League ball on the sweet spot $48 - Heritage Auctions

 Copyright © 2011 William J. Felchner

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