Steph Curry game-used mouthguard up for auction

Fans will soon have a chance to buy a type of Steph Curry memorabilia that's never been on the market before: a game-used mouthguard.

SCP Auctions, which is based in California, said it obtained the mouthguard from a fan who picked it up off the floor near the Golden State Warriors bench after a game this season.

"Steph Curry has given more life to mouthguards than any player in history," said Dan Imler, vice president of the auction house. "The way he flips it in and out of his mouth has become part of watching him during a game."

Imler expects the mouthguard to sell for at least $5,000.

The mouthguard is marked with the Warriors logo and Curry's name and number. It was consigned to the auction company with a case labeled "CURRY."

A Warriors spokesperson wouldn't comment on the auction.

In March, Curry told Jimmy Kimmel that he changes out his mouthguard every three to four games.

"I just chew on it like crazy," Curry told the comedian. "It kind of calms me down, especially when I'm at the free throw line."

Auction houses have sold off similarly odd items before. SCP sold Muhammad Ali's mouthpiece from his final bout for $6,700 in 2013. Sotheby's sold Ty Cobb's dentures for $7,475 in 1989. A piece of gum chewed by Arizona Diamondbacks outfielder Luis Gonzalez sold for $10,000 in an online auction in 2002.

The auction, which begins August 3, also includes John Wooden's UCLA coach's jacket, Larry Bird's warm-up uniform from Indiana State, and Brooklyn and Los Angeles Dodgers manager Walter Alston's championship rings.