Gary Carter: "Player of the Week" Beer Mug Gifted by Sports Illustrated
We recently acquired this silver-colored beer mug, or beer stein. The text engraved on it reads "Sports Illustrated Player of the Week Gary Carter 422-85". Gary Carter was a professional Major League Baseball player who played initially on the Montreal Expos, an expansion team that started in 1968.
Carter was one of the stars of the team, a great catcher with a tough personality. He was a divisive figure who other players either liked or disliked. Being such a great player, he was traded to the New York Mets. According the man we bought this piece from, upon being traded, Carter allegedly immediately bough seasons tickets to Shea Stadium.
Carter was one of the Mets' first key players, helping them to win the 1986 World Series.
The back of the cup indicates it was made out of pewter, by craftsman in Sheffield, England.
This is a case of sports memorabilia that, while it may not appear to be terribly valuable, would actually sell for maybe up to $1,500 due to its unique nature.