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’49 Robinson bat gets $201,851

LAGUNA NIGUEL, Calif. – One of two known Jackie Robinson game-used bats from 1949 sold early Dec. 7 for $201,851 in an auction organized by SCP Auction. Among other big ticket items were three jerseys by baseball Hall of Famers whose histories began in the Negro Leagues. Ernie Banks’ game-worn home Cubs jersey from 1969, signed, sold for $151,652; Hank Aaron’s game-worn road Braves jersey from 1968-‘69, signed, sold for $121,122; and JRBAT’ signed, game-worn road jersey and pants from 1967 sold for $100,266. These prices included a buyers premium.

Among other items that sold were:

  • Lyle Alzado’s 1983 Los Angeles Raiders Super Bowl XVIII ring for $80,750;
  • Mickey Cochrane’s 1929 world series champion ship season game-used bat for $65,048;
  • Bill Skowron’s 1962 Yankees world championship ring for $45,578;
  • Skowron’s 1956 Yankees championship ring for $41,435;
  • Skowron’s 1961 championship ring for $28,298;
  • Pete Maravich’s New Orleans Jazz home jersey from 1975-’76 for $44,428;
  • Casey Stengel’s 1956 game-worn home Yankees pinstripe, signed, for $34,243;
  • Don Drysdale’s 1969 Dodgers (last season) road jersey, signed, for $34,190; and
  • Brook’s Robinson’s 1966 home jersey for $28,991.

These and other jerseys came from the estate of Delbert Mickel

Among items that did not sell were Jackie Robinson’s personal 1962 Hall of Fame induction presentation plaque (letter from Rachel Robinson).

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