An auction for what Steiner Sports says is a glove used by Jackie Robinson in the 1955 and ’56 World Series and the final glove he ever wore closed with a winning bid of $373,002. The same winning bidder also purchased a 1956 game-used Robinson bat for $114,000.
The winning bidder’s name wasn’t revealed.
Also in the auction, which began earlier this spring, was Mickey Mantle’s 1960 Yankees contract. It sold for $39,930 after being donated by the family with proceeds designated for Hurricane Sandy relief in New York and New Jersey.
A judge has rejected Kobe Bryant’s request to toss out a lawsuit filed by Goldin Auctions over the Lakers star’s contention that it doesn’t have the right to sell memorabilia consigned by his mom.
Bryant’s high school jerseys and a variety of other memorabilia are set to be sold after Pamela Bryant said Kobe never expressed any interest in picking them up from her home on the east coast.
Goldin is trying to stop Kobe from interfering with the sale. He says he now wants to pass them on to his kids.
A trial date has been set for June 17 in New Jersey.
Still no sentence for Bill Mastro. The fraud case remains in U.S. District Court after a judge struck down two plea agreements between federal prosecutors and Mastro’s lawyer. Court record indicate a status hearing was held last Friday and another is now set for August.
At least that’s what the Wall Street Journal is reporting. The newspaper says Rose hauled in $1 million last year and fans keep coming.
“Pete’s job is to be Pete Rose,” said Joie Casey, who manages Rose’s autograph ventures. “And he’s the best Pete Rose there’s ever been.”
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