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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...

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...