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Harrington ‘Miracle on Ice’ jersey hammers for $71,700

DALLAS — John Harrington’s jersey from the “Miracle on Ice” Olympic semifinal hockey match against the Soviet Union in 1980 sold for $71,700 in a three-day sale organized by Heritage Auctions. The sale ended Nov. 8. Harrington was credited with an assist in Mike Eruzione’s...

Ruth’s last Yank K gets $278,300; first short of reserve

A $625,000 bid on Babe Ruth’s first contract with the Yankees fell short of the reserve, but the Bambino’s final contract with the Yanks did sell for $278,300 in a sale organized by Goldin Auctions. The sale closed Nov. 2 in extendeds bidding. A white hickory game-used Ruth bat...

Mays glove fetches $21,675

SOUTH MILWAUKEE, Wisc. — Willie Mays’ fielders glove used in his 1965 MVP season sold for $21,675 in an auction organized by MEARS. The glove came autographed and personalized to to a Candlestick Park groundskeeper’s grandson, who was suffering from pneumonia. Mays verified the...

Gehrig Day Jeter uniform: $19,103

NEW YORK — Derek Jeter’s pinstripe jersey and pants worn on Lou Gehrig Day in 2014 sold for $19,103 in an auction conducted by Steiner Sports. Proceeds from this and select other items benefited the ALS Association. Among other ALSA items were Ichiro Suzuki’s jersey for $5,948;...

‘Ruth’s Own Book . . .’: $5,185

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — A first- and limited edition of “Babe Ruth’s Own Book of Baseball,” signed by the Bambino, sold for $5,185 in an auction organized by Iconic Auctions. The sale ended Oct. 18. The book was No. 449 out of 1,000. A single-signed ball with Jackie Robinson’s...

Ruth ball hammers for $32,500

WATCHUNG, N.J. — A Babe Ruth single-signed baseball, circa 1940, sold for $32,500 in a Robert Edward Auction that closed Oct. 19. On item that did not sell was a 1946 Montreal Royals International League championship ring attributed to Jackie Robinson. It carried a minimum bid of...

’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...

Red Sox stock certificates sell for $6,436

TEMPE, Ariz. — Two 1901 Boston Red Sox stock certificates, signed by Charles Somers, sold for $6,436 in an auction organized by Premier Auctions Online. The sale closed Sept. 2. A few team-signed items received heavier bidding and lower prices. A 1967 team-signed Green Bay...
Posted On 05 Sep 2014

Gehrig watch fails to sell; Moores Trophy fetches $195,072

LAGUNA NIGUEL, Calif. — The John Moores Trophy, created in 1938 to recognize the World Amateur Baseball Champion, sold for $195,072 Aug. 24 in an auction organized by SCP Auctions. It was the richest price paid for an item in the sale after the Lou Gehrig 1928 Yankees world...
Posted On 01 Sep 2014

Ali gloves from first Frazier fight: $388,375

CLEVELAND — Muhammad Ali’s boxing gloves worn in the first of three heavyweight fights with Joe Frazier sold for $388,375 in an auction that captivated the 35th National audience and grossed more than $4.5 million. Lou Gehrig’s rookie contract with the Yankees in 1924 fetched...
Posted On 17 Aug 2014