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 Williams’ 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.