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Red Pollard’s Seabiscuit saddle fetches $104,260

BOHEMIA, N.Y — Red Pollard’s Seabiscuit saddle sold for $104,260 in an auction organized by Leland’s. The sale ended Jan. 16. The legendary horse’s shoes from the unforgettable War Admiral match race and Santa Anita handicap sold for $35,311. A program from that duel at Pimlico sold for $9,478. The sale featured numerous other lots, including programs and photographs, chronicling the career of Seabiscuit.

Among other items that sold in the Leland’s sale were:

  • A William Harridge ball signed by Eppa Rixey sold for $17,233;
  • A 1937 All-Star game-signed ball with Ruth, Mel Ott and Jimmie Foxx for $16,473;
  • Lou Brock’s HOF induction plaque for $9,728;
  • Tony Conigliaro’s game-worn Red Sox jersey from 1969 for $5,625.63;
  • Ted Williams’ game-used cap worn in the 1955 All-Star game for $9,728;
  • An 1890s Reach football helmet in the original box fo $9,728;
  • A Gordie Howe-signed 1969 game-used stick for $3,531;
  • Mario Lemieux’s 1990 NHL All-Star game-worn jersey for $8,039;
  • A Yankee Stadium seat from 1923 for $2,269; and
  • An unused ticket from the final game of Joe DiMaggio’s 56-game hitting streak for $1,409.


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