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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...

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....

Hero Jim Craig’s ‘Miracle on Ice’ items

BOHEMIA, N.Y. — Next to Mike Eruzione, captain of the “Miracle on Ice” U.S. Olympic hockey team of 1980, goalie Jim Craig was the poster boy of that gold medal team. Draped in an American flag after the upset victory over Russia in the semifinal game, Craig was the heroic Jack...