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Sultan of Sales: Ruth items fetch $4.5M

BOHEMIA, New York — Babe Ruth’s 1927 World Series ring sold for about $2.1 million and his contract that moved him from the Red to the Yankees for more than $2.3 million in a Leland’s auction that ended July 1. The items were consigned by bad boy “Wild Thing” actor...

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...

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...

1856 Base Ball laws fetch $3.26M

LAGUNA NIGUEL, Calif. — The Laws of Base Ball from 1856 and 1857, including the three-page document by Daniel Lucius “Doc” Adams, sold for $3,263,246 during an auction organized by SCP Auctions. The sale that took 42 bids ended early Sunday. The sale by the anonymous buyer is the...

Pete Rose: Strong Buy, Accumulate

It’s impossible to link Pete Rose with O.J. Simpson. Right? Simpson played football and is in that sport’s hall of fame and also in jail. Rose played baseball, is neither in his sport’s hall of fame nor in jail. But we live in an age when “political correctness” is being...

DiMaggio, Jeter jerseys lead GFA sale

WESTHAMPTON BEACH, N.Y. — A Joe DiMaggio road jersey from the late 1940s, signed, and two Derek Jeter jerseys are among the items on the block by Grey Flannel Auctions. One of the Jeter jerseys, signed, is from an Aug. 1, 2010 game; the other is from a March 8, 2008 game with...

Hank Aaron jersey: $36,547

SOUTH MILWAUKEE, Wisc. – A game-worn Hank Aaron road Atlanta Braves jersey from 1972 sold for $36,547 in a recent auctions organized by MEARS. The sale ended Aug. 29. Warren Spahn’s 1949 Boston Braves game-worn road jersey sold for $30,202. Among other items that sold were:...

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...

All-Star Game bats from Williams, Mantle at Fanfest

CINCINNATI — Ted Williams’ 1960 All-Star Game bat, autographed by the Splendid Splinter in blue ink, is on the block Tuesday, July 14, at the All-Star Game fanfest auction conducted by Hunt Auctions. Mickey Mantle’s 1953 All-Star Game bat, consigned by a former equipment manager,...

Ruth bat, Feller ball highlight sales

SOUTH MILWAUKEE, Wisc. — A Babe Ruth game bat from the 1920s primarily sold for $19,501 in a MEARS auction that closed May 30. A Ty Cobb bat dated from 1916-’21 sold for $9,093. Bob Hyland’s 1968 Super Bowl II ring from his personal collection sold for $13,022. Also, a ball used...
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