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$50K bid on Ruth HOF card short of reserve

SILVER SPRING, Md. — A rare, signed Babe Ruth Hall of Fame plaque postcard failed to sell through Huggins & Scott Auctions, despite reaching a bid of $50,000. The sale closed Aug. 3 and ended without reaching the reserve. Meanwhile, a Mel Ott from the ‘30s sold for $35,000. A...

Ted Williams bat: $11,004

SOUTH MILWAUKEE — Vintage bats were the biggest sellers in the most recent MEARS Auction. A Ted Williams gamer sold for $11,004; a Babe Ruth from the 1920s sold for $10,760; and a Tris Speaker with a taped handle from the mid-1920s fetched $3,768 and a Bill Wambsganss from...

Gwynn 3000th hit ball: $142,762

LAGUNA NIGUEL, Calif. — Tony Gwynn’s 3,000th hit ball from 1999 sold for $142,762 in a sale recently held by SCP Auctions. His first career home run ball sold for $9,336. The two balls were among  about 30 Gwynn items  from his estate. His 2007 Baseball Hall of Fame Ring sold for...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Mickey Mantle cap: $25,640

SOUTH MILWAUKEE, Wisc. — A Mickey Mantle game-worn cap from the 1961-’62 season sold for $25,640 in an auction ended July 30 by MEARS. The Mick’s hat was worn during the Yankees’ world championship season. LeBron James’ game-worn Cavs jersey sold for $21,190, and Yogi Berra’s...

Maurice ‘Rocket’ Richard sweater: $108,378

DELSON, Quebec — Maurice “Rocket” Richard’s 1949-’50 Montreal Canadiens game-worn wool jersey, with more than 25 team repears, sold for $108,378 in a sale by Classic Auctions that ended June 15. Ron Ellis’s 1972 Canada-Russia series-signed Team Canada away jersey sold for...

Jim Craig mask fetches $137,849; bigger ticket items fall short of reserve

Four iconic Jim Craig items may have been part of the “Miracle on Ice” with the 1980 Olympics, but they proved not to be miracles on the auction block at Leland’s. The items made reached impressive bidding levels, but failed to meet reserves. Craig’s U.S....