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Havlicek’s ’50 Greatest’ NBA lithograph: $74,420

RUNNEMEDE, N.J. — John Havlicek’s own lithograph commemorating the 50 Greatest NBA Players, signed by all but one of the 50 players (Pete Maravich) sold for $74,420 in an auction organized by Goldin Auctions. The sale ended Jan. 31. A Michael Jordan game-used road jersey from...

Spend a Buck owner’s trophy fetches $187,521; Moe Berg ball

BOHEMIA, N.Y. — Spend A Buck owner Dennis Diaz trophy for the 1985 Kentucky Derby winner sold for $187,521 in a Leland’s auction that ended Jan. 8. The Baccarat Crystal piece honoring Spend a Buck sold for $10,585. The Derby winner that year skipped both the Preakness and Belmont...

They can play but can’t write

While the Pete Rose ban remains enforced, baseball continues to usher in a new era of young stars who boast big bats, big arms and big wheels. The tools are plenty sharpened and the toolbox is full of shiny, heavy metal. Most of the best new players, however, can’t write worth...

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...

DiMaggio, Jeter jerseys lead GFA sale

WESTHAMPTON BEACH, N.Y. — A Joe DiMaggio road jersey from the late 1940s, signed, and two Derek Jeter jerseys are among the items on the block by Grey Flannel Auctions. One of the Jeter jerseys, signed, is from an Aug. 1, 2010 game; the other is from a March 8, 2008 game with...

Babe Ruth ball, Foxx items, baseball sheet music

WATCHUNG, N.J. — A single-signed Babe Ruth ball that has rested in the dark of a safety deposit box for 50 years is on the block at the next sale by Robert Edward Auctions. The sale ends Oct. 17. The ball was signed in March 1930, likely at a spring training game in St....

Hank Aaron jersey: $36,547

SOUTH MILWAUKEE, Wisc. – A game-worn Hank Aaron road Atlanta Braves jersey from 1972 sold for $36,547 in a recent auctions organized by MEARS. The sale ended Aug. 29. Warren Spahn’s 1949 Boston Braves game-worn road jersey sold for $30,202. Among other items that sold were:...

Vintage photos of Ruth, Gehrig big hits with bidders

DALLAS — Vintage Paul Thompson photographs of Babe Ruth and Ruth-era heroes fetched heroic prices in a Heritage Auctions sale that ended August 14. A photo of Ruth clutching three bats in his big paws sold for $20,315. That total was outdone by a 1923 Gehrig news photograph,...

Christy Mathewson 1905 bat: $218,700

WEST BERLIN, N.J. — A 1905 Christy Mathewson game-used bat, signed and dated by John McGraw and other members of the New York Giants, sold for $218,700 in a Goldin Auction event that ended early Aug. 9. The sales price was twice the minimum bid. A Babe Ruth 1932 Yankees cap fell...

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...