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Last out ’86 World Series ball: $71,700

DALLAS — The final out ball from the 1986 World Series sold for $71,700 in an auction by Heritage Auctions that ended Nov. 17. The ball was part of the late Gary Carter’s personal collection which together sold for $550,000, minus commission. Carter’s 1980 Gold Glove as the top defensive catcher in the National League that year sold for $21,510.

The final out ball from the 1908 World Series sold for $119,500. A home flannel Ted Willlastoutiams’ jersey from the Splendid Splinter’s final season sold for $83,650. A pair of black leather high-top cleats worn by Johnny Unitas sold for $71,700.

Among other items that sold were:

  • A circa 1940 Honus Wagner single-signed baseball for $40,630;
  • A first place medal from the 1896 Athens summer Olympics sold for $65,675;
  • A handwritten and signed letter by Lou Gehrig in 1938 for $26,290;
  • Gordie Howe’s game-worn Red Wings gloves from the 1966 Stanley Cup finals for $21,500;
  • A team-signed 1938 Yankees team-signed ball for $14,937; and
  • Jack Nicklaus’s golf shoes worn in the 1975 Masters Tournament for $11,950.

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