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PRICE / DESCRIPTION / (BUYER) $4,415,658, in 2012, Babe Ruth’s game-worn 1920 Yankees road jersey $4.3 million, James Naismith’s Rules of Basket Ball, (David Booth) $3.005 million, Mark McGwire’s 70th home run ball from 1999 (Todd McFarlane) $1.265 million, Babe Ruth...

MLB, Yanks, Mets to donate replicas

MONTCLAIR, N.J. — Commissioner Bud Selig has announced that Major League Baseball, the Yankees and the Mets are donating replica rings that stolen Oct. 8 from the Yogi Berra Museum & Learning Center. No date has been given as to when the replicas will be delivered and...

’31 Packer team-signed ball: $13,317

SOUTH MILWAUKEE, Wisc. — A 1931 team-signed football by the 3-peat Green Bay Packers, with 26 autographs, including Curly Lambeau, sold for $13,317 in a MEARS Auction that ended late Oct. 4. A Babe Ruth bat dated to his later years with the Yankees or possibly with the Boston...

FLASHBACK 1992: Action from Springfield

The tradition of collecting sports autographs is dominated by baseball. More than basketball, more than football, more than hockey. It must have something to do with the fan’s expectation of getting an autograph before or after a game. Player accessibility is a major...

Through the Mail: Find the right link

Through-the-mail autograph collector Sean Miskimins knows how to work his connections to boost his hobby. In the return address of the letter he sends select autograph targets, he writes a brief note that personally connects him with them. For Dale Murphy, Miskimins scrawled...

Nov. 8: Harrington ‘Miracle on Ice’ jersey

DALLAS – John Harrington’s game-worn “Miracle on Ice” jersey are among items that are on the block in a fall sale organized by Heritage Auctions. The auction ends Nov. 8. The sale also includes a single-signed ball by Napoleon Lajoie and Ken Griffey, Jr.’s 600th career home run...

MLB authenticators keep eye on game gear

MLB is definitely in the game. Its authentication program is always on the prowl for items that can make its way into stadium shops or on the MLB website. Howard Shelton and other authenticators have hit the playoff fields in search of items, common and uncommon, to authenticate...