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Clemente items at Miami FanFest

MIAMI — The family of Roberto Clemente is auctioning hundreds of items, including the late Hall of Fame outfielder’s 1971 World Series ring and a 1966 game-worn Pirates road jersey at a July 11 auction being conducted by Hunt Auctions. The sale is part of the All-Star Game...

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...

Robinson rookie bat sells for $478,000

NEW YORK — Jackie Robinson’s bat “definitively attributed” to his 1947 rookie season sold for $478,000 during Heritage Auction’s sale that ended Aug. 28. Herb Pennock’s 1927 World Series ring with the 1927 New York Yankees fetched $203,150. Eight other six-figure purchases were...

Koufax, Robinson items

PHOENIX — A Sandy Koufax Dodgers home jersey from 1966 and a Jackie Robinson game-used bat from the early 1950s lead featured items that are for sale by Hunt Auctions during the All-Star Game FanFest. Among the 436 live auction lots at the the San Diego Convention Center on July...

$36 million? Ridiculous

Is this story the biggest whopper in sports memorabilia history? The biggest since someone said he unearthed Joe Jackson’s contract? Or the Shoeless one’s Black Betsy bat? Mykalai Kontilai, who is starting an auction business called Collectors Café, said he has unearthed...

Havlicek’s ’50 Greatest’ NBA lithograph: $74,420

RUNNEMEDE, N.J. — John Havlicek’s own lithograph commemorating the 50 Greatest NBA Players, signed by all but one of the 50 players (Pete Maravich) sold for $74,420 in an auction organized by Goldin Auctions. The sale ended Jan. 31. A Michael Jordan game-used road jersey from...

Spend a Buck owner’s trophy fetches $187,521; Moe Berg ball

BOHEMIA, N.Y. — Spend A Buck owner Dennis Diaz trophy for the 1985 Kentucky Derby winner sold for $187,521 in a Leland’s auction that ended Jan. 8. The Baccarat Crystal piece honoring Spend a Buck sold for $10,585. The Derby winner that year skipped both the Preakness and Belmont...

Ted Williams final game tix

DALLAS — A ticket stub from Ted Williams’ final game in 1960, in which the Splendid Splinter homered in his last at bat, is up for grabs in a Heritage Auctions sale that ends Nov. 7.  A full ticket also from Williams final game, is offered in a separate lot. Another milestone...

1966 Mantle jersey fetches $322,650 at 36th National

CHICAGO — A Mickey Mantle game-worn Yankees jersey reached Ruthian numbers at the National Sports Collector’s Convention auction at the end of July. The Mick’s 1966 road gamer fetched $322,650 in the sale organized through Heritage Auctions. Perhaps a bigger story is the massive...