Today, it would have likely been marked with a hologram or requested by the Baseball Hall of Fame. Forty years ago, though, not many people thought about the bat Bucky Dent used to beat the Red Sox in that famous playoff game at Fenway Park. Game-used memorabilia was collected but in most cases, it wasn’t a priority.
The Yankees claim to have the bat on display, courtesy of a private collector who bought it at auction years ago.
The original recipient’s family says he was in the Yankee locker room that day and asked for the bat, which Dent had actually borrowed from teammate Mickey Rivers during his at bat. The bat boy isn’t sure–and Rivers can’t recall.
It’s an interesting story told this week by Newsday.
There’s another PSA 10 1993 Upper Deck SP Derek Jeter on eBay. PWCC is offering the card– one of 22 at that level–its current auction. Last May, they sold one for $99,100.
The current high bid–with several days remaining in the auction–is over $65,000. You can follow along here.
Bidders are lining up for the latest Ben Simmons rookie jersey to hit the market. NBA Auctions is offering a Sixers’ home white shirt donned by the Rookie of the Year for three games last winter. The high bid as of late Wednesday was $12,900 but the auction still has a week left to run.
NBA Auctions recently sold a James Harden playoff jersey–worn during two of his 41-point games–for $18,797.