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Babe Ruth items hit market to help museum

BALTIMORE — Rare Babe Ruth items are hitting the marketplace with an auction that will benefit the Babe Ruth Museum here. The sale is being conducted by Goldin Auctions. A contract from 1920 about a barnstorming tour to Cuba, Ruth’s first foreign tour, is on the block as are more...

Appraising reality

MONTCLAIR, N.J. — John Brigandi visited the Yogi Berra Museum Dec. 3 as a guest appraiser of sports memorabilia. The event was similar to popular events organized by big auction houses at which people bring in old artifacts to see if they’re worth a “fortune.”...

Mike Trout glove grabs $31,850

RUNNEMEDE, N.J. — Mike Trout’s glove used throughout his MVP season in 2014 sold for $31,850 during an auction that ended Dec. 3 aat Goldin Auctions. A signed and game-used Michael Jordan jersey with the Washington Wizards sold for $30,625. Jewelry followed with a 2000 World...

Yogi Berra’s ’56 WS ring

NEW YORK — Yogi Berra’s 1956 World Series ring and Ted Williams game-used glove from 1955-’56 are on the block during Steiner Sports’ Winter Classic Auction. The sale of more than 1,200 items ends Dec. 11. Among other items in the sale are: A Joe Montana game-worn and signed...

Schuerholz, Selig elected to HOF; players on deck Jan. 18

WASHINGTON — John Schuerholz, Braves and Royals general manager, and former commissioner Bud Selig were elected to baseball’s Hall of Fame on Dec. 4. They enter the hall of fame through the Today’s Game Era Committee. Players in the Class of 2017, voted by the baseball writers,...

David Ross gear acquired for Chicago Sports Museum

The CEO of the Harry Caray’s restaurant chain aquired catcher’s gear worn by David Ross in the decisive Game 7 against the Cleveland Indians. Grant DePorter paid $50,000 to Fanatics Authentic for Ross’s signed helmet, chest protector and shin guards for the Chicago Sports Museum....

Bustin’ / Larrupin’ photo closes Dec. 7

A photo of Babe Ruth with his arm draped around his pal, Lou Gehrig during the Bustin’ Bates Larrupin’ Lou barnstorming tour leads Grey Flannel Auction’s sale that closes Dec. 7. A few Christy Mathewson items from the 1910 Manhattan Championship, a latter day Subway Series...

Last out ’86 World Series ball: $71,700

DALLAS — The final out ball from the 1986 World Series sold for $71,700 in an auction by Heritage Auctions that ended Nov. 17. The ball was part of the late Gary Carter’s personal collection which together sold for $550,000, minus commission. Carter’s 1980 Gold Glove as the top...

Fischer/Spassky chessboard still available

NEW YORK — The signed chessboard by both Bobby Fischer and Boris Spassky, offered by Heritage Auctions, has been pushed to a two-week post-auction buying option, after it failed to meet the reserve price during regular bidding. The highest reported bid was $119,500. The board was...

No More Billy Goat

One hundred and eight years ago, the Chicago Cubs defeated the Detroit Tigers in the World Series. For more than a century, “Wait till next year” became the mantra for long-suffering Cubs fans. No more. Victory over Cleveland in 2016 has brought to the surface Cubs...