The black first baseman’s glove Bill Buckner was wearing when Mookie Wilson’s grounder bounced past him in the pivotal sixth game of the 1986 World Series, sold for $106,575 early Sunday. Goldin Auctions offered the glove as part of its Fall Auction. The glove generated 14 bids after starting at a $25,000 minimum.
A 1997-98 Michael Jordan Chicago Bulls game-worn pinstriped jersey, photomatched and signed by the basketball icon, sold for $88,200 while a 1956 St. Louis Cardinals home flannel jersey worn and signed by Stan Musial, soared to $73,500.
An SGC 84 (NM) 1952 Topps Mickey Mantle card realized $82,075 while a 1955 Topps Roberto Clemente rated PSA 8 sold for $52,675.
Muhammad Ali’s boxing gloves from his late career defeat at the hands of Larry Holmes sold for $47,775.
The auction included numerous historic and entertainment items including a hand-written four page letter written in prison by the late rap/hip-hop star Tupac Shakur which rocketed to $172,725.
In all, more than $3.1 million worth of memorabilia was sold in the 1,500+ lot auction.
Complete results can be found here.
The sterling silver bowl presented to Pete Rose for winning the National League Rookie of the Year in 1963 sold for $17,569 early Friday as Lelands closed out its latest auction. The 8” bowl was presented to Rose by the Baseball Writers Association. It was originally sold by his ex-wife in 1996. Interestingly, the word “Cincinnati” was misspelled.
One of only a few known Secretariat-worn horseshoes generated a flurry of bidder activity before selling for $33,359. The Hialeah shoe was originally acquired by the late Jim Gaffney, who served as the exercise rider for the Meadow Stable and was an integral part of Secretariat’s the day-to-day activities in 1972-1973.
That wasn’t the only big money horse racing item sold, however. A 1985 Kentucky Derby trophy presented to Spend a Buck trainer Cam Gambolati sold for $27,570.
Prices include a buyer’s premium added to all winning bids.
A 1960 U.S. Olympic hockey jersey worn in the gold medal winning game by Hall of Famer Paul Johnson sold for $20,714. One of only two jerseys from the 1960 USA Olympic Hockey Team ever to be publicly offered, the white Cosby sweater generated 14 bids. Johnson scored the pivotal go-ahead goal in the semifinal game against Canada that propelled Team USA into the Gold Medal game at Squaw Valley.
A 1995-96 Chicago Bulls championship ring presented to James Edwards, a backup center during the team’s 72-10 championship season, was purchased for $16,145.
The only known baseball signed by automobile icon Henry Ford, dating from 1933, sold for $15,038. The ball was also signed by Indy 500 legend Ralph De Palma and a few of Ford’s engineers. A single-signed Grover Cleveland Alexander ball realized $13,320.
For complete results, visit the Lelands website.