The home white McAuliffe jersey was acquired by a former MLB executive in 1973 and had been in his collection until its consignment to Hunt Auctions, which once again conducted the sale.
1966 was Koufax’s final season before he retired because of ongoing arm trouble.
— Hunt Auctions (@HuntAuctions) July 12, 2016
Several hundred items were sold, with bidders participating in person at the San Diego Convention Center and online with dozens of pieces consigned by the family of the late Tony Gwynn headlining the catalog. Gwynn’s 1984 National League Championship ring sold for $57,500 while his ’98 NL ring brought $54,625.
All prices include a 15% buyer’s premium.
Other Gwynn items sold in the auction included:
- 1986 Gold Glove Award $40,250
- 2001 MLB Historic Achievement Award $25,875
- 1986 Silver Slugger Award $14,950
Among the other hotly contested pieces was a circa-1953 Jackie Robinson game model bat which sold for $103,500, a 1912 Boston Red Sox presentational charm ($86,250) and a baseball signed and inscribed by Babe Ruth in 1919 ($63,250).
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