The fight against cancer gets a boost through baseball memorabilia starting this week as game-worn jerseys and other items go up for auction.
MLB teams are donating items as part of Bid 2 End Cancer, a series of weekly sales conducted through Heritage Auctions and coordinated through Stand Up 2 Cancer.
New items will be listed every Tuesday through October 25.
Among the first items on the block are signed, game-worn jerseys from Fernando Tatis Jr., Manny Machado, Christian Yelich, Cody Bellinger and Trey Mancini, a game-used base from the seventh game of the Cubs’ 2016 World Series clincher and other items.
Later this fall there will be an auction to throw out the first pitch at this year’s World Series.
Bidding for the first group of items, now underway, runs through Sunday, August 29. the second auction will open August 31.
Stand Up 2 Cancer was established in 2008 and has raised over $746 million to date. Proceeds go toward accelerating the pace of research to get new therapies to patients more quickly.