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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...

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...

No More Billy Goat

One hundred and eight years ago, the Chicago Cubs defeated the Detroit Tigers in the World Series. For more than a century, “Wait till next year” became the mantra for long-suffering Cubs fans. No more. Victory over Cleveland in 2016 has brought to the surface Cubs...

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...

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...

Billy Southworth’s cap from 1943 Series

SILVER SPRING, Md. — Billy Southworth’s St. Louis Cardinals cap from the 1943 World Series is on the block in an auction organized by Huggins & Scott. The sale ends Aug. 6. Among other items in the sale are: Elvin Hayes game-worn Washington Bullets road jersey from 1980-’81;...

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...

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...

Jimmie Foxx-signed ball sells for $13,288

NEW HYDE PARK, N.Y. — A single-signed Jimmie Foxx ball sold for $13,288 in an auction held by EAC Gallery. The sale ended the first week of November. A signed program from the inaugural 1939 Hall of Fame game, with signatures by Ty Cobb, Babe Ruth, Cy Young and Walter Johnson. Cy...