The uniform Don Larsen was wearing when he pitched baseball's only World Series perfect game sold at auction Wednesday night for $756,000. The jersey and pants drew 22 bids in a sale conducted by Steiner Sports. Bidding began on the October 8 anniversary of the day Larsen shut down the Brooklyn Dodgers. The final bid was $630,000 and Steiner tacked on a 20% buyer's … [Read more...] about Don Larsen’s 1956 World Series Perfect Game Uniform Brings $756,000
Tax Implications Spurring Sudden Sales of Sports Stars’ Memorabilia?
It's been a familiar story lately. Retired player or coach selling off a special item or collection, ostensibly to pay for the education of family members. Jim Palmer did it. Don Larsen's doing it. Bob Knight. Ozzie Smith. For collectors with cash, it's like being in a kid in a candy shop. Whenever well known sports personalities let go of the tangible items that … [Read more...] about Tax Implications Spurring Sudden Sales of Sports Stars’ Memorabilia?
Blog: Berra Jersey Bought by Private Collector
They won't say who, but the 1956 Yogi Berra Yankees uniform sold for over $500,000 last week by Grey Flannel Auctions was purchased by a private collector. The uniform is believed to have been the same one worn by Berra while catching the 1956 World Series perfect game thrown by Don Larsen. The coffee pot was working overtime during the 1,072-lot absentee, phone and … [Read more...] about Blog: Berra Jersey Bought by Private Collector
Berra’s 1956 World Series Jersey Brings $564,930
The jersey believed to have been worn by Yogi Berra when he caught Don Larsen's perfect game in the 1956 World Series brought a price of $564,930 in Grey Flannel Auctions' Summer Games sale that closed early Thursday morning. The winning bid included a buyer's premium. The jersey had been consigned by Ron Stevenot, who received it during a Yankee Stadium tryout in 1959. … [Read more...] about Berra’s 1956 World Series Jersey Brings $564,930
Game-Worn Jerseys, Championship Rings Highlight Auction
Grey Flannel has kicked off its Summer Games Auction, with some top-level game-worn jerseys, major championship rings and autographed memorabilia among the 1,100 lots available for bid. The centerpiece of the auction is the New York Yankees pinstriped uniform Yogi Berra wore as catcher during the World Series perfect game pitched by Don Larsen on Oct. 8, 1956. “This is … [Read more...] about Game-Worn Jerseys, Championship Rings Highlight Auction