With his large collection of baseball memorabilia gathering dust in a storage unit, former Kansas City Royals ace Bret Saberhagen decided to auction off his two Cy Young Awards, 1985 World Series ring and MVP trophy and dozens of other items to raise money for his charity.
Saberhagen initially brushed off an offer to sell the assortment of trophies, jerseys and game-used baseballs he collected over his 16-year professional career. Then he realized it would make more sense to sell the memorabilia to people who really wanted them and use the proceeds for a more worthy cause. The proceeds will go to The Bret Saberhagen Makes A Difference Foundation and his four children.
The pitcher listed 77 items for auction at SCPAuctions.com, where other sports legends also have placed personal items up for bid, The Kansas City Star reported.
''I still have that competitive fire in me,'' Saberhagen said, ''so to have Steve Garvey and Rollie Fingers and (John) Havlicek and a few other guys with s...