It’s one of only three known to exist, which stands to reason when you realize it’s nearly 160 years old.
There’s also a pretty good story behind the 1860 Brooklyn Atlantics CDV that sold for $180,000 late Thursday night through Heritage Auctions. It was nearly cast aside after a death in the family.
You can read the story at Forbes.com.
A 16-year-old from Greenwich, CT caught the ball Brett Gardner hit for a grand slam to help beat the Red Sox Wednesday night. It was a special one for a couple of reasons. The homer was the 100th of Gardner’s career and put him into a pretty exclusive club. Gardner and Derek Jeter are now the only Yankees with at least 100 homers and 250 stolen bases with the franchise.
While other fans loudly encouraged him to keep the ball, the teenager and friends who were with him at the game, opted to trade it for autographed baseballs, photos with Gardner after the game and a clubhouse tour.
“It’s always good to get a cool memento like this, and it’s something that I’m sure that my kids will appreciate, Gardner told reporters afterward. “They’ll probably be in the driveway playing catch with it tomorrow. That’s all right, too.”
A day before they took the court for the game, this year’s NBA All-Stars autographed jerseys that are now on the block through NBA Auctions.
The auctions for jerseys worn by Giannis Antetokounmpo, game MVP Kevin Durant, Steph Curry, James Harden and other stars went on the block Thursday.
The jerseys are the same type as worn by the players in the game which took place in Charlotte. Players signed their names on the back number at practice on February 16.
Each jersey carries a $200 minimum bid and the auctions will continue through May 9 on the NBA Auctions website.