It’s a pink out on Major League Baseball’s ongoing auction platform.
Bidding is now under way for many of those pink hued game -used and game-worn items that were in play on Mother’s Day. All proceeds go to Susan G. Komen for the Cure.
The number of players participating in the program has increased in each of the seven years of the program. Dozens of items have already hit the MLB Auctions website including a group of pink bats stamped with the MLB breast cancer awareness logo.
Players along with managers and coaches wore the symbolic pink ribbon on their uniforms along with pink wrist bands.
Most auctions have just launched, but Jason Varitek’s game-worn catcher’s gear has already sold for $2,835. Ivan Rodriguez also donned pink gear and his chest protector and helmet are currently on the block.
A bat used by the Cardinals’ Matt Holliday is selling for $655 in an auction scheduled to end June 7. Grady Sizemore’s home run bat from that day is also on the block. Other game bats currently on the block include those used by Travis Hafer, Robinson Cano, David Wright, Travis Beckham, Carlos Santana, Matt Kemp and Ike Davis among others.
Several players and even Dodgers’ manager Don Mattingly wore pink cleats in the May 8 game, a first for the auction thanks to Under Armour which is in its first year as MLB’s official footwear.
Here’s a link to the auction.