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Michael Jordan ‘Dream Team’ shoes: $52,580

DALLAS — A pair of Michael Jordan’s signed Dream Team shoes from the 1992 gold medal team in Barcelona, sold for $52,580 in a Heritage Auctions sale that ended May 13. The shoes were part of a collection offered by Dr. David Fischer, team physician of that U.S. Olympic...

Rob Lifson announces retirement

Sports memorabilia hobby pioneer Robert Lifson of Robert Edward Auctions has announced that he plans to retire in 2016 and will “pass the baton” to his consignment director, Brian Dwyer. “I’m not going anywhere right away. I’m still here,” Lifson blogged Jan. 21 on his website,...

Brooks Robinson Collection fetches $1.44M

DALLAS — The Brooks Robinson Collection fetched more than $1.44 million during an overall Heritage Auctions three-day sale that realized almost $12 million. The Robinson por­tion of the sale will benefit a variety of charities that the Robinsons support. Among the top selling...

Michael Jordan jersey from ’91 fetches $28,554

SOUTH MILWAUKEE, Wisc. — A game-worn Michael Jordan jersey from 1991 sold for $28,554 in a MEARS auction that ended early Dec. 6. A Ty Cobb pro model bat from the 1920s sold for $15,757. Among other items that sold were: A pair of Ernie Banks game-worn cleats, signed, that came...

1969 Ernie Banks jersey: $161,484

LAGUNA NIGUEL, Calif. — Despite receiving an earlier bid at $214,361, a 1951 Joe DiMaggio road Yankees uniform did not sell at an auction organized by SCP Auctions. However, bidders of the auction that closed early Dec. 6 won early holiday gifts at stout prices. A 1969 Ernie...

Last Michael Jordan jersey fetches $173,240

WEST BERLIN, N.J. — A 1998 game-used Michael Jordan Chicago Bulls jersey from his last regular season game sold for $173,240 in a Goldin Auctions sale that ended Nov. 15. The bidding rose to the hammer price in 17 bids. A pair of worn and signed Jordan game shoes from 1996 sold...

Tom Brady jerseys sell, one for $10,991

SOUTH MILWAUKEE, Wisc. — A game-worn Tom Brady rookie (2000) jersey sold for $10,991 in a MEARS Auction sale that ended Oct. 3. A second Brady jersey, one from 2002, sold for $5,637. Two Brett Favre jerseys, from 1992 and 1993, sold for $3,848 and $3,497, respectively. Among...

1992 signed ‘Dream Team’ ball: $230,041

LAGUNA NIGUEL, Calif. — A painted-for-display game basketball from the “Dream Team” gold medal game, signed by the team, sold for $230,041 Aug. 23 in sale organized by SCP Auctions. The ball came from the estate of USA head coach Chuck Daly and was signed by the country’s best...

1880s trophy style baseball: $25,958

SOUTH MILWAUKEE, Wisc. — A salesman sample of an 1880s trophy style baseball sold for $25,958 in a sale ended Aug. 1 through MEARS auctions. The horse hide-covered baseball stamped J.D. Shibe & Co. of Philadelphia was in near mint condition. A game-used bat circa 1880s used...

1966 Mantle jersey fetches $322,650 at 36th National

CHICAGO — A Mickey Mantle game-worn Yankees jersey reached Ruthian numbers at the National Sports Collector’s Convention auction at the end of July. The Mick’s 1966 road gamer fetched $322,650 in the sale organized through Heritage Auctions. Perhaps a bigger story is the massive...