New York baseball memorabilia brought out the five-figure bids in Hunt Auctions’ live sale.
Some vintage New York Mets, Yankees and Brooklyn Dodgers items paced the pack at an auction last Friday near Philadelphia.
Hunt Auctions had over 1100 items on the block Friday and Saturday.
Among the items generating the highest bids was a 1952 Roy Campanella Louisville Slugger World Series bat. It sold for $26,450 including a 15% buyer’s premium. Another New York piece that generated strong interest was a 1969 Gil Hodges New York Mets road jersey. 40 years after the Mets won the Series with Hodges managing, the jersey sold for $23,000. A 1973 Mets’ National League Championship ring once worn by Jerry Grote, sold for $15,100.
Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig items included vintage signed baseballs. A Ruth single-signed specimin sold for $14, 950 while a mid-grade Gehrig brought $7475. An original Louis Van Oeyen photo featuring the teammates and dating from the incredible 1927 season, sold for $14,950.
19th century items were highlighted by an 1888 Chicago team cabinet photo featuring Cap Anson ($24,150) and an 1890 New York Giants team cabinet photo ($8912).
Among the vintage sports cards sold was an SGC 92 1948 Leaf Sammy Baugh ($13,800).
A 2002 Angels World Series ring sold for $12,075, the same price attained by a single-signed Jackie Robinson baseball, while a Roberto Clemente autographed ball brought $11,500.