Found June 03, 2013 on Reading Between The Seams:
Baseball fans may have shied away from baseball cards as a valued memorabilia commodity, but game worn apparel will always have its appeal.  A Jackie Robinson glove worn in the 1955 and 1956 World Series sold for just over $373K on Monday at auction, according to MLB.com.  The winning bidder also snapped up a Robinson bat for $114K.  The glove was verified as the real-deal, according to the MLB.com article: The glove was “photo-matched” extensively by Steiner to determine its authenticity The glove was the last Robinson used, as he retired after the 1956 season, a fact not lost on the auction house: “It’s the last glove he wore,” Brandon Steiner, founder of Steiner Sports, told ESPN at the start of the auction. “It has extensive wear. He probably used it a long time. Today’s players use different gloves five or six times a season. There were guys [then] who used gloves five or six years.” It was the glove worn in the Don Larsen complete game and the glove worn during Brooklyn’s only World Series win in 1955. A piece of historyCredit: Steiner Sports Jackie Robinson memorabilia is probably near an all-time high in popularity, with the syzygy of the anniversary of Jackie’s April 15, 1947 debut and the release of the movie “42″ which told Jackie’s amazing story to a new generation of baseball fans and Americans. Only the last glove worn by Lou Gehrig garnered a larger bid for a game-used mitt. - David Whitlock (@lhd_on_sports) Follow us on Twitter @rbts_baseball   The post Jackie Robinson World Series worn glove garners big bucks at auction appeared first on Reading Between The Seams.
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