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Last out ’86 World Series ball: $71,700

DALLAS — The final out ball from the 1986 World Series sold for $71,700 in an auction by Heritage Auctions that ended Nov. 17. The ball was part of the late Gary Carter’s personal collection which together sold for $550,000, minus commission. Carter’s 1980 Gold Glove as the top...

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...

Brooks Robinson Collection fetches $1.44M

DALLAS — The Brooks Robinson Collection fetched more than $1.44 million during an overall Heritage Auctions three-day sale that realized almost $12 million. The Robinson por­tion of the sale will benefit a variety of charities that the Robinsons support. Among the top selling...

Howe jersey from ’60s fetches $45,988

SOUTH MILWAUKEE, Wisc. — Gordie Howe’s game-worn Red Wings jersey from the mid to late 1960s sold for $45,988 in an auction closed July 7 by MEARS. Other top jerseys that sold were Nolan Ryan’s Astros home gamer for $9,093 and Bill Bradley’s home New York Knicks jersey for...