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Thursday, April 09, 2020

One of Lou Gehrig’s favorite bats fetches more than $1M at auction house

The bat that New York Yankees icon Lou Gehrig liked so much he had copies made has fetched a massive price.

A private buyer parted with $1,025,000 last week at a New York auction house to claim the piece of sports history. The bat initially failed to meet a $950,000 reserve that was set for a February auction. But Heritage Auction’s Chris Ivy told ESPN that the buyer showed up after the auction to claim the bat.

“We had been discussing the bat with (the buyer) over several conversations the last couple weeks,” Ivy said. “He decided to pull the trigger last week and make the purchase.”

How much would it have sold for if it was a bat that Lou Gehrig hated?

 

QLE Posted: April 09, 2020 at 12:57 AM | 0 comment(s)
  Beats: auction, bats, lou gehrig

Thursday, March 26, 2020

Ex-MLB All-Star Dan Haren to Auction off Bobbleheads for COVID-19 Relief Funds

Former MLB pitcher Dan Haren is doing what he can to help those dealing with the coronavirus pandemic.

According to Molly Knight of The Athletic, he is auctioning off some of his bobblehead collection, which includes more than 300 figurines. What’s more, he is including personalized notes about the players with each one, including a reveal he once hit Vladimir Guerrero on purpose and was caught by Albert Pujols playing Pokemon Go. 

Haren is auctioning bobbleheads such as Hank Aaron, Barry Bonds, Derek Jeter, Reggie Jackson, Manny Ramirez, Cy Young, Frank Thomas and Mike Piazza, among many more.

 

QLE Posted: March 26, 2020 at 12:43 AM | 6 comment(s)
  Beats: auction, bobbleheads, charity, coronavirus, dan haren

Wednesday, February 26, 2020

Derek Jeter’s game-worn jersey from Yankees debut breaks auction record

The love for New York Yankees legend Derek Jeter has not diminished at all among Yankees fans since the former captain’s retirement in 2014. It seems that now more than ever, as he is set to be inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame, people want to get their hands on Jeter memorabilia—and they are willing to hand over a lot of money to do so.

On Monday, the jersey that Jeter wore in his first ever game sold at an auction and became the most expensive item purchased in the modern era, according to CBS New York.

Who can explain it, who can tell you why…..

QLE Posted: February 26, 2020 at 12:38 AM | 0 comment(s)
  Beats: auction, derek jeter, jerseys

Tuesday, February 11, 2020

‘Pine Tar Game’ items headed to auction later this month

In case any of you want to add anything to your collections:

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Nearly three decades ago, Royals star George Brett raced out of the visiting dugout at Yankee Stadium and got in the face of rookie umpire Tim McClelland, instantly transforming what had been a run-of-the-mill regular-season game in mid-July into an iconic moment in baseball history.

It became known as “The Pine Tar Game.” And now, baseball fans can own a piece of the history.

Later this month, a trove of artifacts connected to the seminal game between the Royals and New York Yankees will be sold by Heritage Auctions. The highlight will be the jersey worn by Brett and expected to fetch more than $100,000, but nearly every other significant piece from that game — except the bat, which is at the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum in Cooperstown, New York — is on the auction block with the sale set to end the weekend of Feb. 22.

The game took place July 24, 1983, and the Royals were trailing 4-3 with two outs in the ninth inning. U.L. Washington was on first base when Brett connected off Goose Gossage and seemingly gave Kansas City the lead. That’s when Yankees manager Billy Martin ambled out of the dugout, approached Tim McClelland and asked that Brett’s bat be examined.

QLE Posted: February 11, 2020 at 01:07 AM | 7 comment(s)
  Beats: auction, george brett, memorabilia, pine tar

 

 

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