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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...

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...

Mays jersey at $222,036

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Willie Mays’ New York Giants home flannel jersey from 1957 sold for $222,036 in Grey Flannel Auctions’ summer sale, which ended June 8. Roy Campanella’s home Brooklyn Dodgers jersey is at $90,000 on 17 bids; and Muhammad Ali’s “Rumble in the Jungle” fight...

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...

Secretariat ’73 shoe fetches $36,653

BOHEMIA, N.Y. — Secretariat’s race-worn horseshoe from 1973 sold for $36,653 in Leland’s July 17 auction. The racing shoe was sent to Buck Peters, official photographer for Phillip Morris at the 1973 Marlboro Cup by Secretariat’s owner, Penny Chenery. The shoe was likely worn...

First Paige ring, Orr jersey at Leland’s

BOHEMIA, N.Y. — Satchel Paige’s Hall of Fame ring from 1971, the first of two issued, is being offered by Leland’s in an auction that ends July 17. This ring was lost along with a photo album and other memorabilia. The items wound up in the hands of Bob Feller, then “made i...

What to do with 660?

While MetLife representative Michael Shuster is enjoying his 15 minutes of fame for catching a baseball, he might want to remember one thing. Alex Rodriguez is the fifth person in baseball to hit 660 home runs. Not the first. At age 25, he will be a hero in his own mind for...

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...

Gene Tenace Series rings for sale in April

LAGUNA NIGUEL, Calif. — Gene Tenace 1972 World Series ring, MVP plaque and trophy come to the auction block April 8 in a sale organized by SCP Auctions. Tenace slugged four home runs, drove in nine runs and hit .348 in the seven-game series against Cincinnati’s Big Red Machine....

Willie Mays ’67 glove: $13,317

SOUTH MILWAUKEE, Wisc. — Willie Mays’ game-used MacGregor glove from 1967 sold for $13,317 on 23 bids in a MEARS auction that ended Jan. 4. The sale took 23 bids. The glove was signed by with the notation, “My Gamer — Willie Mays — 1967.” Another glove in the auction was an Eddie...