A game worn Sandy Koufax jersey from one of his Cy Young award-winning seasons sold for $166,818 in Grey Flannel Auctions’ summer catalog event that closed in the wee hours of Thursday morning.
Koufax won the World Series MVP award in ’65 and also won the Hickok Belt a second time, the first (and only) time anyone had won the belt more than once. He was awarded Sports Illustrated magazine’s Sportsman of the Year award and the 1965 Cy Young Award with a record of 26-8, 27 complete games, 382 strikeouts with a 2.04 ERA.
A high grade 1930 Yankees team autographed baseball including Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig, sold for $71,557. The ball was sourced to a female companion of Yankees’ owner Jacob Ruppert.
Basketball items proved popular with bidders. A jersey from Kobe Bryant’s first NBA game in November of 1996 sold for $115,242. A 1973 Jerry West NBA All-Star Game jersey attracted considerable attention, selling for $88,826. The auction house said the jersey was obtained by a consignor who did work for West’s son years ago. According to Grey Flannel, it’s the only known West All-Star jersey in the marketplace.
Robert Parish’s 1981 NBA Championship ring, with a letter of authenticity from the former Celtics’ great, sold for $45,578.
A 1989-90 L.A. Kings Wayne Gretzky game worn jersey brought $65,048.