Dozens of jerseys and helmets used by the Chicago White Sox and New York Yankees in the first annual Field of Dreams game in Dyersville, IA are now up for bids.
MLB Auctions is offering them as a charity fundraiser.
In all, 59 jerseys are part of the auction, some worn for only part of the game. The top item as of now is for a Yankees road jersey donned by Aaron Judge, which carried a high bid of more than $8,000 as of Sunday afternoon.
The auction, which runs through September 5, will benefit the Dubuque Cancer Center in Iowa.
Some big auction results from the world of golf over the weekend. Gary Player’s 1974 Masters trophy sold for $523,483 through Golden Age Golf Auctions, believed to be the second highest piece of golf memorabilia ever sold.
A trophy from the competition at the 1904 Olympic Games held in St. Louis rocketed to $493,777 in the same auction while a Tiger Woods Scotty Cameron backup putter from the 2002 season went for $393,300–a record price for a golf club. That putter “has spent the past 18-plus years in the Far East, the Middle East and Europe,” according to Golden Age. Consigned by a seller in the country of Oman, the club cleared customs just prior to the start of the auction.
Another Woods backup putter from the early portion of his career sold for over $154,000 last year.
A T206 Cy Young portrait graded PSA 8 sold for $106,134 to lead Love Of The Game’s latest auction, which closed Saturday night. A 1914 Cracker Jack Christy Mathewson graded 2 by SGC netted $65,156 while a rare 1910 E105 Mello-Mint Honus Wagner card, a PSA 2.5 and one of only six ever graded, went for $46,306.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York is showcasing part of card collecting pioneer Jefferson Burdick’s baseball card collection in a special exhibit.
From the Museum…“This exhibition features over one hundred cards produced between the 1880s and the 1950s. Collectively, they illustrate the history of baseball from the dead-ball era, at the turn of the nineteenth century, through the golden age and modern era of the sport. Produced using various types of media—from photography to lithography—the cards feature legends of the game as well as lesser-known players, owners, and teams that have contributed to the history of the game.”
The exhibition runs through November 22.
Collectable has a $2 million offer on the table for the Wilt Chamberlain gmae-worn uniform it offered to investors earlier this year. If the offer is accepted, it would return $14.94 per share–a 49.40% return over the IPO price ($10/share) back in May.
Shareholders now have 48 hours to vote on the offer. The owner maintained a 25 percent share of the uniform.