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Roger Bannister’s Historic Shoes Coming to Auction

Sports Illustrated Roger Bannister January 1955

Roger Bannister’s last link to his sub-four-minute mile in 1954, the running spikes he wore that day at Oxford, are to be sold at Christie’s later this year.

Behave, Bambino: Ruth’s 1922 Contract at Auction

1922 Babe Ruth Yankees contract

Babe Ruth’s first Yankees contract, dual signed and including language aimed at curtailing his carousing, is back on the auction block.

Photo of the Day: Stengel Checked Out in Brooklyn

Brooklyn Robins 1916 Casey Stengel

A photo showing a young Brooklyn Robins outfielder who gained his fame much later, is up for bid this weekend.

Photo Shows President Harding Signing Baseball for Auction in 1922

President Warren Harding signing baseball 1922

A rare news photo seems to indicate folks were willing to fork over money for a piece of memorabilia decades ago.

Photo Used for Lujack Rookie Card at Auction

Lujack

Just a year after his Heisman Trophy winning 1947 season, Johnny Lujack was immortalized by Leaf. A copy of the photo they used is up for bid.

Photo of the Day: Hub Fans Bid Babe Adieu

Babe Ruth retires 1934

A rare photograph up for bid shows Babe Ruth tipping his cap for photographers after announcing (premature) plans to retire at the end of the 1934 season.

Editor’s Blog: Teen’s Goudey Essay Earns Prize, Yogi’s Assist

Yogi Berra museum

On Yogi’s birthday, a nice story. Plus, a teenager wins a contest by writing about Goudey’s history, A’Rod’s gift to a security guard and a PSA 10 ’69 Bench.

Super Bowl Rings Bring Big Money in Auction

New York Giants 2007 Super Bowl ring

Over $200,000 worth of Super Bowl rings changed hands at Goldin Auctions, along with Hakeem Olajuwon’s copy of the signed NBA Greatest Players lithograph.

Gehrig Sits: Iconic Photo at Auction

1939 Lou Gehrig streak ends photograph

A poignant photo of Lou Gehrig, taken the day his consecutive games streak came to an end, is among the highlights at RMY Auctions.

New Gehrig Bat Uncovered; Was Used as Homeowner’s Protection

Bat Rite Lou Gehrig bat barrel

A bat once kept by a door to be used in case of break-in and nearly given away, was actually a Lou Gehrig game model. It’s now heading to auction.

Stopwatch That Timed First Sub-4 Minute Mile at Auction

1954 stopwatch Roger Bannister 4 minute mile

A stopwatch and program from Roger Bannister’s famous barrier-shattering mile run in 1954 is up for bid through a British auctioneer.

Jackson, Jordan, Munson Jerseys Head to Auction

Game-worn Reggie Jackson uniform 1974 Athletics

Game uniforms from Reggie Jackson and Michael Jordan join a 1971 Thurman Munson Yankees home jersey in a sale set for later this month.

Man Who Caught A-Rod’s 660th Home Run Ball May Sell

Shuster

A Red Sox fan and sports collector caught the ball hit by Alex Rodriguez for his 660th home run. He’s mulling his options.

Notes: Super Bowl Shoes, ‘Boston’ Jersey Charity Auction, Rose But No Reds

Game-worn Red Sox jersey Boston Strong

The shoes Adam Vinatieri wore to kick a Super Bowl-winning field goal are for sale, special Red Sox game jerseys are on the block and more… in the Notebook.

Group Works to Buy Roger Brown’s HOF Jacket Back

Hall of Fame jacket Roger Brown

After a family member sold it, a group supporting former ABA players stepped in to help buy back the Hall of Fame jacket of the late Roger Brown.

Lakers Ball Boy Snuck Into Bulls Locker Room for MJ’s Shoes

1984 Michael Jordan shoes

Khalid Ali was 15 when he scored game-worn shoes from Michael Jordan but he had to violate a Lakers rule to connect with the young Bulls’ star.

Jim Brown’s 1957 Rookie Contract at Auction

1957 Jim Brown rookie contract

Signed twice by the Hall of Famer and also inked by commissioner Bert Bell, the pact includes a $12,000 salary for his first season in Cleveland.

Feeding Frenzy at Ohio State Equipment Sale

Ohio State game jerseys

Aggressive buyers “bear-hugged” racks of $100 Ohio State game jerseys as the school held an equipment sale Saturday.

Photo of the Day: Walter Johnson in 1st Managerial Season

1929 photo Walter Johnson manager Senators

A 1929 photo of Walter Johnson in his first season as a major league manager is among the items up for bid this weekend at RMY Auctions.

Photo of the Day: Buck Weaver in 1919

1919 Buck Weaver photograph

Smiling in the sunshine, White Sox third baseman Buck Weaver had no idea what was to come in the months ahead.