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Steel Curtain team items top encyclopedic sale

BOHEMIA, N.Y. — Leland’s March 17 auction, with 1,278 lots, but a ton of lots in what must be a three-pound catalog, features a vast collection of Pittsburgh Steelers jerseys from the Terry Bradshaw era. Dwight White, Rocky Bleier, L.C. Greenwood, Rod Woodson —...

Mickey Mantle jersey for 535 gets $486,000

DALLAS — Mickey Mantle’s 1968 game-worn jersey attributed to his 535th career home run sold for $486,000 during a recent Heritage Auctions sale. The auction ended Feb. 26. The item was second highest grossing item in the sale, one of 28 six-figure items on the $12 million night....

Gwynn 3000th hit ball: $142,762

LAGUNA NIGUEL, Calif. — Tony Gwynn’s 3,000th hit ball from 1999 sold for $142,762 in a sale recently held by SCP Auctions. His first career home run ball sold for $9,336. The two balls were among  about 30 Gwynn items  from his estate. His 2007 Baseball Hall of Fame Ring sold for...

Bustin’ / Larrupin’ photo closes Dec. 7

A photo of Babe Ruth with his arm draped around his pal, Lou Gehrig during the Bustin’ Bates Larrupin’ Lou barnstorming tour leads Grey Flannel Auction’s sale that closes Dec. 7. A few Christy Mathewson items from the 1910 Manhattan Championship, a latter day Subway Series...

Ruth bat, Heffner uniform in Nov. 10 sale

SILVER SPRING, Md. — Huggins and Scott opens online bidding on Halloween for an auction that includes a Babe Ruth Kork Grip game bat from 1923; a St. Louis Browns uniform worn in 1942 by Don Heffner; and game jerseys from Earl Weaver, Carlton Fisk, Ken Griffey Jr., Justin...

Mike ‘King’ Kelly cabinet photo ignites six-figure hit parade

NEW YORK — An original studio cabinet style photograph of Mike “King” Kelly, signed, from 1887 sold for a hammer price of $199,500 during a sale of works from the National Pastime Museum. The collection on display by the National Pastime Museum was the life work of Judge Frank...

Charles Conlon photo collection hammers for $1,792,500

DALLAS — Almost 7,500 original Charles Conlon negatives chronicling baseball from 1904 to 1942, including the famed “Cloud of Dust” classic showing Ty Cobb sliding into third base, sold Saturday for $1,792,500 in the first of a two-day auction by Heritage Auctions. Normally, the...

Ruth contract hammers at $360,000

RUNNEMEDE, N.J. — Babe Ruth’s 1935 Boston Braves contract fetched $360,000 during Goldin Auctions’ sale that closed Aug. 5. Ruth’s farewell letter to Yankees owner Dan Topping sold for $60,000. Meanwhile, Michael Jordan’s 1998 playoff jersey for the Chicago Bulls sold for...

Aug. 11: Gehrig illustration from ’33

SILVER SPRING, Md. — An original Lou Gehrig newspaper illustration from 1933, celebrating his consecutive game streak and other sports cartoons by such legends as Willard Mullin, Art Brewster and Burris Jenkins are for sale in an Aug. 11 auction organized by Huggins & Scott....

Jim Craig mask fetches $137,849; bigger ticket items fall short of reserve

Four iconic Jim Craig items may have been part of the “Miracle on Ice” with the 1980 Olympics, but they proved not to be miracles on the auction block at Leland’s. The items made reached impressive bidding levels, but failed to meet reserves. Craig’s U.S....