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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...

Ruth bat, Heffner uniform in Nov. 10 sale

SILVER SPRING, Md. — Huggins and Scott opens online bidding on Halloween for an auction that includes a Babe Ruth Kork Grip game bat from 1923; a St. Louis Browns uniform worn in 1942 by Don Heffner; and game jerseys from Earl Weaver, Carlton Fisk, Ken Griffey Jr., Justin...

Gil Hodges jersey from 1969

BOHEMIA, N.Y — Gil Hodges’s game-worn New York Mets jersey worn in the pennant-clinching gem in 1969 sold for $33,359 in an auction organized by Leland’s. The sale closed Oct. 28. Secretariat’s race-worn shoe from 1972-’73 sold for $33,359 as well. A 1985 Kentucky Derby trophy...

Mike ‘King’ Kelly cabinet photo ignites six-figure hit parade

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 Judge Frank...

Robinson rookie bat sells for $478,000

NEW YORK — Jackie Robinson’s bat “definitively attributed” to his 1947 rookie season sold for $478,000 during Heritage Auction’s sale that ended Aug. 28. Herb Pennock’s 1927 World Series ring with the 1927 New York Yankees fetched $203,150. Eight other six-figure purchases were...

Charles Conlon photo collection hammers for $1,792,500

DALLAS — Almost 7,500 original Charles Conlon negatives chronicling baseball from 1904 to 1942, including the famed “Cloud of Dust” classic showing Ty Cobb sliding into third base, sold Saturday for $1,792,500 in the first of a two-day auction by Heritage Auctions. Normally, the...

Joe Jackson bat coming to Christie’s in October

NEW YORK — A source close to Christie’s auction says a collection of memorabilia from the late Frank Ceresi, a most passionate collector of vintage baseball memorabilia, founder of the National Pastime Museum and a very dear friend of Sweet Spot, comes to the auction block...