Angels fans can find all sorts of game-worn and autographed memorabilia on the Angels Auctions website — usually with very high price tags.
But rarely is an item available as unique as the two-colored cleats that outfielder Brian Goodwin wore which honored the late Kobe Bryant and Nipsey Hussle. Goodwin is auctioning the cleats for his charities.
— B. Goooood 🏁 (@thatBoy_GOOD1) August 15, 2020
Goodwin wore the spikes — a mismatched pair of a yellow shoe for late Lakers superstar Bryant, who died in a January helicopter crash, and a blue shoe for Nipsey Hussle — during the Angels’ 8-4 loss on August 12 to the Oakland Athletics.
The cleats are autographed by Goodwin, the journeyman outfielder who has become a fan favorite in Anaheim. Goodwin is batting .286 with four home runs and 12 RBI, and an OPS of .930.
The pair of spikes are on auction on Angels Auctions and bidding closes on August 28.
They are Under Armour baseball cleats made specially for Goodwin in size 11.5 and bidding is up to $560. The net proceeds goes to the Angels Foundation and Play Equity Fund.
Goodwin has pledged his support for the Play Equity Fund throughout his two-year tenure with the Angels.
A press release by Goodwin said: “I want to help youth who are vulnerable, help create greater access to sports programs and support ways young people can learn about standing up for social justice initiatives in their communities.
“The mission of the Play Equity Fund will help me achieve these goals, and to take an active role in helping communities of need across Southern California.”