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The record for the most expensive signed baseball in history has been absolutely obliterated. On Sunday, a baseball with the signatures of 11 of the first Baseball Hall of Fame inductees sold at auction for over $600,000.

Until recently, the highest recorded price paid for an non-game-used autographed baseball was $388,375, dropped in 2012 on a ball featuring the signature of Babe Ruth. That mark has now been shattered, to the tune of a whopping $623,369, by a baseball also adorned with the signature of Ruth.

A 1937 Lou Gehrig game-worn jersey is now in the hands of a private collector after the family that had quietly owned it for decades decided to sell the road flannel donned by one of sports’ most iconic figures in the latter stages of his brilliant, but tragic career.

The Jake Virtue Collection will be up for sale in an SCP auction opening on March 7. “[This is] one of the most remarkable nineteenth-century baseball card discoveries in recent hobby history,” declares the California-based company in a statement.

DENVER — Rashaan Salaam’s Heisman Trophy will be sold in an online auction next month with a portion of the proceeds benefiting research into a degenerative brain disease found in nearly 200 football players.
SCP Auctions announced Tuesday that bidding will open Jan. 8 and end Jan. 20. The former University of Colorado running back killed himself last December in Boulder, shooting himself near the school where he played from 1992 to 1994, after struggling with depression. Investigators have said they will never know if he suffered from chronic traumatic encephalopathy or CTE because his family didn’t consent to those tests. SCP said Salaam sold his trophy in 2013 to a sports memorabilia dealer who re-sold it to the current, unidentified owner later that year. It’s expected to sell for over $300,000.

BOULDER, Colo. — Rashaan Salaam’s Heisman Trophy will be sold in an online auction next month with a portion of the proceeds benefiting research into a degenerative brain disease found in nearly 200 football players.
SCP Auctions announced that bidding will open Jan. 8 and end Jan. 20. SCP said the former University of Colorado running back sold his trophy in 2013 to a sports memorabilia dealer who resold it to the current owner, Tyler Tysdal, the husband of Colorado’s Own Channel 2 morning anchor Natalie Tysdal. Tyler Tysdal is a longtime sports collector and decided it’s a good time to raise awareness of an issue that needs attention. All of the net proceeds from the sale of the Heisman will be donated to research the brain disease CTE.
The issue of brain trauma is close to the Tysdal family. Both of their daughters have suffered concussions. Salaam killed himself in December 2016 in Boulder, shooting himself near the school where he played from 1992 to 1994, after struggling with depression.
Investigators have said they will never know if he suffered from chronic traumatic encephalopathy or CTE because his family didn’t consent to those tests. It’s expected to sell for more than $300,000.