Ozzie Smith’s 13 Gold Glove Awards from 1980-1992 sold for $519,203, the only known Babe Ruth Yankees team sweater went for $250,642, Oscar Robertson’s 1963-64 Most Valuable Player Award attracted a bid of $177,632 and Paul Hornung’s Heisman Memorial Trophy sold for $173,102 in SCP Auctions’ November auction which concluded early Sunday. All prices are inclusive of a 20 percent buyers’ premium.
“Collectors' passion for high-quality sports memorabilia is at an all-time high,” said Dan Imler, Vice President of SCP Auctions. “That fervor is enhanced significantly when the opportunity arises to acquire items directly from player collections or estate collections. This auction proves once again that the combination of quality and direct provenance produces incredible auction results.”
Two significant pairs of Muhammad Ali fight-worn gloves - Ali’s (then Cassius Clay) gloves from his February 25, 1964 bout against Sonny Liston and his gloves from his March 8, 1971 bout against Joe Frazier (Ali-Frazier I) – each sold for $385,848 in the first session of SCP Auctions’ auction which concluded early Saturday. The sale of these two items set a world-record price for any piece of boxing memorabilia at public auction.
Other highlights of the auction included:
• 1910 T210 Old Mill Series 8 Joe Jackson GD PSA 2 - $96,631
• 1966 Green Bay Packers Superbowl I championship ring presenter to player Steve Wright - $75,205
• 1938-39 Lou Gehrig New York Yankees game-used bat - $75,205
• Sam Jones’ 1983 National Basketball Hall of Fame Induction ring - $66,734
Full auction results are available at www.scpauctions.com.