Bidding for a 1951 Jackie Robinson game-used jersey stood at $2.4 million Friday in a Goldin auction in honor of the 75th anniversary of his major league debut.
The jersey last sold three years ago, also through Goldin, for $576,000.
A bat used by Robinson in the 1949 All-Star Game that includes a letter of authenticity from his wife Rachel is also among the top items in the auction, along with the plaque he received when he was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1962.
All three items were on display Thursday in New York, ahead of Friday’s annual commemoration of Jackie Robinson Day in Major League Baseball.
The Robinson portion of the auction also includes a game model bat from the mid-1950s, several rookie cards including a PSA 7 example as well as other cards from Robinson’s career, from 1947-1956, photographs and other memorabilia.
Other items in the high-end sale include a 1916 M101-4 Babe Ruth rookie card (PSA 6), a 2003-04 Upper Deck Exquisite LeBron James Rookie Patch Autograph (BGS 9/10), a 1980-81 Topps Larry Bird-Magic Johnson rookie card (BGS 10), a 1993 Upper Deck SP Derek Jeter rookie card (PSA 10) and an all-PSA 10 graded set of 1986-87 Fleer Basketball.