Reggie Jackson jersey the Hall of Famer says he thought was the one he was wearing the night he hit three home runs in the sixth and final game of the 1977 World Series has been pulled from the auction block until more research can be done.
Bidding had topped $215,000 last week but the item was withdrawn by Saturday after questions arose about whether it was indeed the one Jackson had on his back the night he propelled the Yankees to their first World Series title since 1964. The auction had been scheduled to conclude later this week.
USA Today reported that the auction company and Jackson agreed it was best to look more closely at the jersey after “subtle inconsistencies” between the jersey and actual video of the game were discovered.
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The Red Sox and Bruins each wore special jerseys over the weekend honoring the victims of the Boston Marathon tragedy. Now, those one-of-a-kind, autographed tops are being sold to help them.
The Red Sox beat the Royals 4-2 Saturday at Fenway Park in the first sporting event following the capture of the second terrorism suspect. The home white jerseys bore the city name rather than “Red Sox”. The jerseys have the “B Strong” sleeve patch. Each player and coach signed the one they wore and an upcoming auction will be held online with proceeds to benefit the “One Boston” fund.
The Red Sox haven’t worn the name “Boston” on the front of their jerseys regularly since the 1911 season.
The Bruins and Pittsburgh Penguins will auction off their game-worn jerseys, adorned with unique patches, from their game on Saturday.
The Bruins wore a “Boston Strong” blue and yellow ribbon patch, while the Penguins will took to the ice wearing a “617” patch designating the Boston area code.
Wayne Gretzky has two rookie cards: the American issued Topps card from 1979-80 and the rarer OPC version that was available only in Canada.
The OPC Gretzky usually sells for a lot more money, especially in higher grades.
For a modern era card, both are in high demand but the hockey card collectors usually go a little harder for the OPC. Here’s a breakdown of the current numbers of graded examples and the average prices for PSA graded Gretzky rookies.