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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...

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...

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...

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....

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...

1969 Ernie Banks jersey: $161,484

LAGUNA NIGUEL, Calif. — Despite receiving an earlier bid at $214,361, a 1951 Joe DiMaggio road Yankees uniform did not sell at an auction organized by SCP Auctions. However, bidders of the auction that closed early Dec. 6 won early holiday gifts at stout prices. A 1969 Ernie...

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...

DiMaggio ‘Streak’ ball No. 50 to TSN Publisher

DALLAS — A Joe DiMaggio-signed baseball from his 56-game hitting streak in 1941 leads a Heritage Auction sale that ends with a May 14-16 live auction. The ball from his 50th hit game in the Streak carries a notation marking the milestone to J.G. Taylor Spink, publisher of The...
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