Gary Carter’s motorcycle up for auction

Steiner Sports announced this week that it will auction off late Hall of Fame catcher Gary Carter’s Harley Davidson motorcycle for inon the Steiner Sports ”Perfect 25th Anniversary Auction.”

The online auction at steinersports.com, which also includes Don Larsen’s Perfect Game uniform and Bob Knight’s NCAA championship rings, runs through Dec. 5.

Carter’s widow Sandy donated the black bike to the Autism Project of Palm Beach County (APPBC), which will receive all proceeds.The charity’s mission is to raise money to support two specialized charter schools in Palm Beach County. C.J., the Carters’ grandson, attends Renaissance Learning Center, one of the charter schools, which serves children who are on the Autism Spectrum ages 3 to 14 years old. Twelve years ago, RLC had only five students enrolled, but enrollment has grown to 102 with a waiting list.

The 2004 V-Rod “100th Anniversary” model HD has 3,250 miles on its odometer, and is in pristine condition. Personally-owned accessories worn by Gary and Sandy will also be a part of the auction package, including leather jackets with “Kid” and “Sandy” embroidered inside, as well as helmets, boots, and gloves. The reserve has yet to be determined.

The bike was a gift to Carter from the Mets upon his induction into the Hall of Fame.

For photographs of the 100 Anniversary VRod by Harley Davidson, visit http://www.hogs4sale.com/Inventory_V_Rod.htm.

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