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Joe Jackson bat fetches $583,500

NEW YORK — An original studio cabinet style photograph of Mike “King” Kelly, signed, from 1887 sold for a hammer price of $199,500 during a sale of works from the National Pastime Museum. The collection on display by the National Pastime Museum was the life work of the late Judge...

Fogelman’s work bound in book of his life

MEMPHIS — Avron Fogelman has led a distinguished life as a civic leader, philanthropist and overall “baseball man” — a real mentsch. During more than three decades, the former owner of the Kansas City Royals also built a phenomenal personal memorabilia collection that’s been well...

‘Last Out’ Mets ball from Gary Carter

DALLAS — The “Last Out” ball from the 1986 World Series from the Gary Carter Collection is among the items available through Heritage Auctions in a sale closing Nov. 19. The notation on the ball reads, “Jesse Orosco struck out Marty Barrett to make The Mets the World Champions in...

Cali law has strong teeth, but a root canal beats COAs

Give California credit for trying. The state’s new law written to protect buyers of signed sports memorabilia now requires a certi cate of authenticity. If a signed item sold in the Golden State lacks a COA, the penalty is 10 times the cost of the item, plus court costs,...

Bill Buckner’s glove won for $106,575

RUNNEMEDE. N.J. — Bill Buckner’s 1986 World Series glove, the one he wore when Mookie Wilson’s ground ball trickled through his legs, sold for $106,575 in an auction recently conducted by Goldin Auctions. Buckner later gave the glove to Barry Halper with the notation, “To My Pal...