LAGUNA NIGUEL, Cal. — A bat purported to be Mickey Mantle’s first as a member of the New York Yankees sold for $242,209 in an auction organized by SCP Auctions. The sale ended April 26. The bat was followed by a home Mantle pinstriped jersey from 1952, which sold for $227,856. Mantle’s 1966 signed contract sold for $25,686.
Bidders passed on a Jimmie Foxx uniform worn in 1934 during a tour of Japan team from the United States. The lot carried a minimum bid of $100,000.
Among other items that sold were:
- Stan Musial’s 1963 home uniform for $73,409;
- A pair of Michael Jordan-signed Nike Air Ship shoes from his rookie season for $71,554;
- A 1973 Hank Aaron Atlanta Braves game-worn jersey and pants from 1974 for $50,061;
- Robin Roberts-signed road Philadelphia Phillies flannel jersey from 1958 for $48,871;
- Steve Carlton’s 1987 Minnesota Twins World Series ring in its original presentation box for $44,428;
- A 1926 Yankees team-signed ball with Babe Ruth on the Sweet Spot for $41,435;
- A Joe Jackson cut signature for $34,243;
- A 1979 Al Kaline game-worn Tigers home jersey for $34,190;
- A 1969 Brooks Robinson-signed Orioles game-worn road jersey for $31,081;
- Three Rod Woodson rings — HOF, 2002 AFC championship and ’95 AFC championship — sold for $25,076, $18,840 and $17,126, respectively;
- Bobby Jones’ 4-iron from the 1920s sold for $23,645; and
- Gene Tenace’s 1972 Oakland Athletics World Series championship trophy for $30,343.