GOTTA HAVE IT!®'s Pete Siegel to Guest Speak At Appraisers Association of America Symposium:
Appraising Celebrity and Historical Objects

March 15 - 16, 2007

Pete Siegel, President of GOTTA HAVE IT!® has been invited to be a Special Afternoon Panelist regarding Trophies and Awards on Friday, March 16th at the Appraisers Association of America's Seminar on Appraising Celebrity& Historical Material. The two-day event takes place at the Jolly Madison Towers in New York City.

Magnificent 1961 Yankee Stadium Handcrafted Replica Built To Scale
March 2007 On Sale Now!

GOTTA HAVE IT!® is thrilled to offer this incredible replica of New York City's Yankee Stadium as it was in 1961, before it was renovated in 1966 and subsequently torn down and rebuilt in the mid-1970s. This extraordinary model of the "House that Ruth Built" was built to scale by renowned ballpark artist Steve Wolf, and captures one of the most important historical times in baseball history where for four years, 1958 - 1961, there was only one place to go to watch Major League Baseball in New York The model measures 49 square feet, and 18 inches in height and is currently on display at Mickey Mantle's restaurant in New York City until April 2007. For more information please click here.

Carrie Underwood's Gown Worn at the 40th Annual Country Music Awards Online Charity Auction
November 26 - December 6, 2006

GOTTA HAVE IT!® was pleased to offer the spectacular diamond-encrusted gown designed by Kwiat Diamonds and fashion designer David Rodriquez for this very special auction to Benefit The Humane Society of the U.S. for their Rural Area Veterinary Services Program and the Make-A-Wish Foundation®. The gown was valued at approximately $850,000.

 The Neil Sedaka "Solid Gold" Piano Charity Auction to Fight AIDS
June 22-29, 2006

In June, 2006, GOTTA HAVE IT!® was proud to host a special online auction of Neil Sedaka's personal Janssen upright piano used by the legendary pop star to compose his many "Solid Gold" hits including "Love Will Keep Us Together," "Breaking Up Is Hard To Do," "Calendar Girl," "Happy Birthday Sweet Sixteen," "Where the Boys Are" and "Hungry Years." The proceeds of this very successful auction (the winning bid was $6,000.00!) were donated to an AIDS charity of Mr. Sedaka's choice.

 GOTTA HAVE IT!® And Family Britches - A Winning Combination!
June, 2006

Gotta Have It!® has teamed up with fine clothing store Family Britches to offer specially selected GOTTA HAVE IT! memorabilia for sale at their stores in Chappaqua, NY and New Canaan, CT. The most important names in collectibles - Mantle, Ruth, Ali, Hendrix, Marilyn, Chaplin, Einstein, Lincoln, Kennedy (and so much more) can now be found at all of the GOTTA HAVEIT!® locations, on the web at, at the gallery at 153 East 57th Street in Manhattan, at Mickey Mantle's Restaurant at 42 Central Park South, Manhattan, and now at our two latest outposts - the Family Britches store at 70 King Street, Chappaqua, NY and at 39 Elm Street in New Canaan, Ct.


The Gallery at Mickey Mantle's Restaurant
October 1, 2005

On October 1, 2005 GOTTA HAVE IT!® opened our second retail store, at Mickey Mantle's Restaurant, in the heart of midtown Manhattan. The GOTTA HAVE IT!® experience has been re-created at this world famous restaurant where visitors can purchase collectibles right off the walls. A full-time GOTTA HAVE IT!® memorabilia expert is on the premises to answer all questions and assist with purchases. Mickey Mantle's Restaurant is located at 42 Central Park West, New York, NY, 10019 (between 5th and 6th Avenues on 59th Street)

The Jergens® natural glow Daily Moisturizer "Glow Like the Stars" Charity Auction
August 3 - 10, 2005

From August 3 through August 10, 2005 GOTTA HAVE IT!® Auctions was pleased to host one of our most successful online auctions to date, which benefited a very important cause, the Skin Cancer Foundation. Today's hottest celebrities, including Lindsay Lohan, Jennifer Garner, Salma Hayek, Kate Hudson, Meg Ryan, Nicole Richie, Carrie Underwood, and many more, teamed up with Jergens® natural glow Daily Moisturizer and celebrity stylist Rachel Zoe for this very special online auction which featured the latest summer clothes and accessories from Juicy Couture, Cherry Tee, Glam Souls, Girl Star, and more, all celebrity signed. A true "team" effort, this auction was a huge success thanks to all who participated!

Celebrate July 4th with the Presidents!
June 20 - July 4, 2005

This year in honor of America's favorite national holiday, GOTTA HAVE IT!® offered a special collection of Presidential memorabilia honoring our greatest leaders. From the American Revolution, through the Civil War, up to today, an incredible collection of signed documents, photographs, unique artifacts and other spectacular, one-of-a-kind collectibles!

A Father's Day He Will Never Forget and a Gift He Will Always Treasure!
May 25 - June 19

The Father's Day Collection for 2005 featured an incredible selection of classic Sports, Entertainment and Historical collectibles and memorabilia. Whether you're favorite guy is a history buff, sports fanatic or loves to rock out, we made sure he wouldn't receive another gift like it!

The 2005 Major League Baseball Season Collection
April 5 - May 20, 2005

To celebrate the opening of the 2005 Major League baseball season GOTTA HAVE IT!® offered an amazing collection of one-of-a-kind original photographs, some signed, from baseball's greatest players! Featuring such baseball legends as Babe Ruth, Mickey Mantle, Lou Gehrig, and many more, these magnificent photographs were offered, as always, with absolutely no shipping charges!

College Basketball Original Wire Photograph Collection
March 15 - April 1, 2005

In honor of the NCAA Final Four Championships, GOTTA HAVE IT!® offered a dazzling collection of original college basketball photographs that featured players such as Larry Bird, "Pistol" Pete Maravich, Julius Erving (Dr. J), John Havlicek, Willis Reed and more!

The UGG® Australia "Art & Sole" Charity Auction
November 6 - December 1, 2004

This fall, GOTTA HAVE IT!® Auctions and UGG® Australia joined together again for the 2nd annual "Art & Sole" Online Charity Auction. All proceeds from this year's "Art & Sole" online auction benefited VH1's Save The Music Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the quality of education in America's public schools by restoring music programs in cities across the country, and raising public awareness about the importance of music participation for our nation's youth.

Over 30 musical artists each personally designed and signed a pair of UGG® boots that were auctioned online at Featured artists included: Jay-Z, Lenny Kravitz, The Black Eyed Peas, Avril Lavigne, Hanson, Jessica Simpson, Janet Jackson, Alanis Morissette and many more!

We would like to thank all those who participated to make this a very successful event - both our generous bidders and the wonderful musical artists who contributed both their time and their creativity!

Show&Tel: Art of Connection Charity Auction
September 21 - September 28, 2004

On September 21 through the 28th, 2004, GOTTA HAVE IT!® hosted a unique online auction to benefit youTHINK, an innovative educational program that engages students in contemporary issues analysis through the arts and motivates students to think, form their opinions, express their views and make a difference in their communities. This special auction featured artwork from the Zimmer Children's Museum in Los Angeles, where over 100 celebrities, humanitarians, athletes, artists, media personalities, community leaders, students and everyday heroes turned telephones into artistic masterpieces. Contributing artists included Elizabeth Taylor, Diane Sawyer, Alicia Keys, Tony Hawk, Jason Kidd, Paula Abdul, and many more. Thanks to the generous participation of many bidders, the auction was a big success!
June 7- June 30, 2004

GOTTA HAVE IT!® was pleased to host this very special online auction featuring rare experiences and memorabilia with proceeds benefiting the charities of Samsung's "Four Seasons of Hope" - a goodwill program that centers its efforts on raising awareness and funds for charities endorsed (and in many cases headed) by the celebrities themselves: Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children & Women, Boomer Esiason Foundation, The Joe Torre Family Foundation, The Magic Johnson Foundation, and Jon Bon Jovi, who is affiliated with four local Philadelphia charities, including "CADE" - the Corporate Alliance for Drug Education. Auction highlights included a round of golf for three players with Arnold Palmer, a one-on-one basketball experience with Magic Johnson at a 2004-05 LA Lakers Game, a Jon Bon Jovi signed guitar and unbelievable Sports and Entertainment memorabilia!

 Kenneth Cole Celebrity Help USA Auction
February 24 - March 2, 2004

From February 24 through March 2, 2004 GOTTA HAVE IT!®Auctions teamed up with Kenneth Cole to present a special online auction to benefit Help USA, a nonprofit organization whose mission is to help the homeless and others in need to become and remain self-reliant through the development of quality housing, job training and placement programs. Featured items include Sharon Stone's hooded sequin pullover from her movie, "The Muse," (including a signed photograph), Kristin Davis's signed wooden handbag with floral embroidery, Matt Damon signed gray and orange Puma jacket, Matthew Broderick & Nathan Lane signed hat from "The Producer's," and much, much more!

GOTTA HAVE IT!® would like to thank all the bidders who participated in this very special auction to benefit Help USA. Because of your generous participation, it was one of our most successful auctions ever!

A Beatle and His Bear:
An Auction of Paul McCartney Artifacts
January 15 - January 22, 2004

From January 15 through January 22, 2004 GOTTA HAVE IT!® Auctions held a very unique online sale featuring an incredible collection of Beatles-related memorabilia, consigned by Shelagh Johnston, who was a secretary for The Beatles Official Fan Club and who personally dealt with Jim McCartney, Paul's father, at the McCartney residence from 1961 to 1964. The highlight of this auction was Paul McCartney's personal 1948 edition of "The Rupert Bear," signed and addressed by McCartney as a 6-year-old child with hand-drawn artwork throughout which sold for $5,500. This pop culture artifact features the earliest known Paul McCartney signature extant. It was given to a teenage Ms. Johnston by Jim McCartney as a memento and thank you for all the help she had given him.