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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...

Gil Hodges jersey from 1969

BOHEMIA, N.Y — Gil Hodges’s game-worn New York Mets jersey worn in the pennant-clinching gem in 1969 sold for $33,359 in an auction organized by Leland’s. The sale closed Oct. 28. Secretariat’s race-worn shoe from 1972-’73 sold for $33,359 as well. A 1985 Kentucky Derby trophy...

Deaths come in 3’s: Ali, Howe and . . .

Despite challenges to the concept that “deaths come in threes,” three athletic icons in the world died in June — Muhammad Ali, Gordie Howe and Manohar Aich . . . aka champion weightlifter “Pocket Hercules.” Okay, let’s not kid ourselves. The autograph market for the late Pocket...

Champ’s death elevates Ali auction items

BOHEMIA, N.Y. — The undercard of Lelands’ June 17 auction featuring “Miracle on Ice” items includes more than 20 Muhammad Ali items. It gains more attention with the passing of the champ. Meanwhile, Leland’s is already assembling inventory for a large collection focused on...