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O.J. Simpson ready to sign?

Bruce Fromong, both friend to and victim of O.J. Simpson, offered testimony July 20 to help spring him from jail. Fromong’s one-time memorabilia client in the 1990s became a victim in 2007 at the Palace Station Hotel, when Simpson entered a room to recover autographed memorabilia...

Full run of All-Star game tickets

DALLAS — A complete run of baseball All-Star Game tickets, from 1933 to 2016, is on the block in Heritage Auctions’ Aug. 19-20 sale. This lot of 137 tickets is from a single collector and includes tickets from all Home Run Derby and workout events. There are duplicates from the...

Sultan of Sales: Ruth items fetch $4.5M

BOHEMIA, New York — Babe Ruth’s 1927 World Series ring sold for about $2.1 million and his contract that moved him from the Red to the Yankees for more than $2.3 million in a Leland’s auction that ended July 1. The items were consigned by bad boy “Wild Thing” actor...

Mickey Mantle jersey for 535 gets $486,000

DALLAS — Mickey Mantle’s 1968 game-worn jersey attributed to his 535th career home run sold for $486,000 during a recent Heritage Auctions sale. The auction ended Feb. 26. The item was second highest grossing item in the sale, one of 28 six-figure items on the $12 million night....

Brady, pens in hand, begins a busy off-season

HOUSTON — Super Bowl LI was won the moment the New England Patriots called “Heads” at the end of regulation. The Patriots took the ball. Tom Brady jogged onto the field for overtime. Boom. Game over. And now his five Super Bowls rings with the Patriots, including four MVPs, will...

Now he’s just Johnny Autograph

HOUSTON — Remember escape artist Johnny Manziel, the 2014 first round pick, Heisman Trophy winner known as Johnny Football? The wheeler dealer guy who showed the world he was money in the bank by raising his arms and rubbing his taunting little fingers together? Yep, the one who...

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...

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...

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...