Gary Carter remains one of my favorite players ever, and it's no surprise he's still doing great things even after his untimely death.
Carter's beloved Harley Davidson motorcyle is being auctioned off to benefit the Autism Project of Palm Beach County, Fla. Steiner Sports, which is conducting the online auction, provides the back-story:
Carter's widow Sandy had donated the sleek, black bike to the Autism Project of Palm Beach County (APPBC), which will receive all the 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. (RLC) serves children who are on the Autism Spectrum ages 3 to 14 years old. Twelve years ago RLC had only five students enrolled, today 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 this unique 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 New York Mets organization upon his induction into the Baseball Hall of Fame.
Interested in aiding a great cause and maybe fetching a righteous set of wheels in the process? Then know that the auction runs through Dec. 5.
We'd of course be remiss if we didn't provide an image of Mr. Carter in full HOG mode:
We miss you, Kid.