The Great One is still setting records. Wayne Gretzky’s NHL rookie card earned $94,163 at an online sports memorabilia auction Sunday. SCP Auctions says that’s the highest price ever paid for a hockey card.
The bat Kirk Gibson used for his historic home run for the Los Angeles Dodgers in the 1988 World Series sold for $575,912.40 early Sunday in SCP Auctions’ October/November auction.
Memories are priceless, but the tools used to create them, at least in the case of one iconic home run, are worth a hefty sum.
The bat Kirk Gibson used to hit his legendary home run in Game 1 of the 1988 World Series was sold for $575,912 at an auction that wrapped up early Sunday, according to KTLA News. Gibson’s jersey from the same game went for $303,277. The items were among the offerings at SCP Auctions’ October-November auction.
SCP Auctions bought a full Babe Ruth 1938 Brooklyn Dodgers road uniform for $310,500 at auction at the Louisville Slugger Museum.
Last week, it was $8,040, and rising fast. When Game 1 of the NBA Finals tipped off in Boston on June 5, sports fans could, for the first time, place Internet bids on actual game-worn jerseys from both teams — while they were still being worn on court. And as of Tuesday, in the cyberspace face-off between Kevin and Kobe, the Lakers’ No. 24 was definitely the MVP — most valuable product.
The last baseball Barry Bonds hit out of the park sold for $376,612 on Saturday, the winning bid coming from a buyer who wanted to remain anonymous.
There were a total of 13 bids on the baseball that was caught by Jameson Sutton last Sept. 5 during a Colorado Rockies game at Coors Field.
Home run ball No. 762 is a bargain considering that SCP Auctions handled the sale of Bonds’ record-breaking No. 756, which fetched $752,467
The question among sports memorabilia bidders is whether Barry Bonds’ record-breaking home run baseballs will be dragged down under a cloud of steroid allegations.
“This is about the record more than what anybody thinks about Barry personally,” says Dan Imler, managing director of SCP Auctions, the company handing the online auction of Bonds’ home run balls 755 and 756. The question among sports memorabilia bidders is whether Barry Bonds’ record-breaking home run baseballs will be dragged down under a cloud of steroid allegations.
“This is about the record more than what anybody thinks about Barry personally,” says Dan Imler, managing director of SCP Auctions, the company handing the online auction of Bonds’ home run balls 755 and 756.
Matt Murphy — the Mets-jersey-wearing kid from Queens who wound up with Barry Bonds’ home run record-setting ball in San Diego Aug. 7 — announced today that he will auction off the prized ball.
“Two weeks ago today history was made,” Murphy said at a press conference this afternoon in San Francisco. “I was privileged enough to be in house. I was lucky enough to be that guy who caught the ball. Today I am excited to announce that myself along with SCP Auctions will be putting the ball up for sale.”