Posted: 8/05/04

"Iceman" Gervin at TAMIU's Sports Memorabilia Auction



A basketball icon will visit Laredo next week. San Antonio Spur legend and Basketball Hall of Famer George "Iceman" Gervin will serve as guest speaker at the third annual Texas A&M International University Sports Memorabilia Auction, which will be held on Tuesday, August 10 at the TAMIU Student Center Ballroom on campus. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m.

The evening will include live and silent auctions of unique sports collectibles, a presentation by the Iceman, food from local restaurants and bar service (two comp drinks per paid admission). Laredo Bucks head coach and general manager Terry Ruskowski will serve as guest auctioneer.

Local restaurants committed to provide food for the evening are Frulatti Cafe & Bakery, Coyote Creek Grill & Cantina, Johnny Carino's Country Italian, Marble Slab Creamery, Mariachi Express, New York New York Sushi Bar & Grill, Red Lobster and Olive Garden.

Individual admission is $50 and a group of 10 will be admitted for $450. Children under 13 will be admitted free with an adult paid admission and reservation.

For reservations, call the TAMIU Athletics Department at 326-2891 from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Live auction items include: Amado Pena framed print, Roger Staubach autographed jersey, George Gervin autographed jersey, boxing glove autographed by Oscar De La Joya and Sugar Shane Mosley, Tim Duncan game jersey and shorts with autographed picture, Kevin Costner autographed picture with movie worn Yankees pants and jacket from For the Love of the Game, Alamo Bowl package, Spurs game worn pants (Jon Sunvold), basketball Signed by 2003-04 Denver Nuggets (with Carmelo Anthony ), movie worn football jersey from The Replacements, Astros autographed jersey by Nolan Ryan, basketball autographed by Kobe Bryant and Lebron James, boxing glove aurographed by Max Schmeling with fight poster, dinner for two at Dr. Keck's home, all-inclusive trip to Orchard Beach, Maine and Houston Gamblers helmet signed by Kiki DeAyala.

Silent auction items include: Charlie Ward game issued Florida State basketball jersey, Anna Kournikova autographed 8X10 and tennis ball, Red Grange framed, signed and autographed lithograph, Cowboys mini helmet signed by Walt Garrison, LaRoi Glover autographed jersey, Cowboys mini helmet signed by Joey Galloway, Cowboys mini helmet signed by Richie Anderson and Pete Hunter, Cowboys mini helmet signed by Richie Anderson, Cowboys mini helmet signed by Quincy Carter and Aveion Cason, white panel football signed by Quincy Carter, baseball signed by Jeff Nelson of Texas Rangers, and a John David Crow signed football.

Also, a Mia Hamm signed jersey, Quintin Jammer signed San Diego Chargers football, Darrell Green signed white panel football, baseball signed by Dontrell Willis , T-shirt signed by Dominique Moceanu, hat signed by Sammy Baugh, Cowboys mini helmet signed by Bob Lilly, Green Bay Packers football, New York Jets football, Cowboys mini helmet signed by Dat Nguyen, San Antonio Silver Stars basketball tickets, book signed by Dean Smith, baseball signed by Gary Carter, football signed by Charlie Waters, football signed by Chad Hennings and an autographed Dallas Stars pennant.

Also, a New York Jets mini helmet signed by Don Maynard, Malik Rose autographed picture, Bruce Bowen autographed picture, Robert Horry autographed picture, Seattle Seahawks wooden football, Lawrence Taylor check stub and card with Micheal Strahan autographed poster, Chicago Bears football signed by R. W. McQuarters, Cowboys season ticket package signed by Dat Nguyen, Miami Dolphins pennant autographed by Sam Simmons, Gene Upshaw autographed 8X10 picture, basketball signed by Kenny Smith, football signed by Laredo Law, jersey signed by Laredo Law, Laredo Bucks autographed picture and mini stick.

Also, a Michael Vick autographed 8X10 photograph, Ricky Williams autographed 8X10 photograph, Steve Kerr autographed 8X10 photograph, Martina Hingis framed autograph, Al Bigley original artwork, Al Bigley autographed print, Liz Masakayan signed volleyball, USA hockey sweater and pin set, picture autographed of Mike Eruzione and Laredo Heat signed jersey.

For more information, call the TAMIU Athletics Department at 326-2891.


Journalists who need additional information or help with media requests and interviews should contact the Office of Public Affairs and Information Services at pais@tamiu.edu