Smith, Ali, Ruth items sell at auction

Associated Press  |  Last updated December 02, 2012

ANAHEIM, CA - JULY 11: Former MLB player Ozzie Smith and TV personality Kevin Frazier during the MLB All Star Game Celebrity Softball Game at Angels Stadium of Anaheim on July 11, 2010 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Michael Buckner/Getty Images)
Ozzie Smith turned gold into cash. The Hall of Fame shortstop sold his 13 consecutive Gold Glove Awards from 1980-92 for $519,203, SCP Auctions said Sunday. The price includes a 20 percent commission, known as a buyer's premium. Two pairs of Muhammad Ali boxing gloves used during fights each sold for $385,848. They were used against Sonny Liston on Feb. 25, 1964, and for his first bout against Joe Frazier on March 8, 1971. A Babe Ruth team sweater from around 1922 sold for $250,642, Oscar Robertson's NBA MVP Award from 1963-64 for $177,632 and a Robertson 1960 US Olympic team jersey for $121,324. Paul Hornung's 1956 Heisman Trophy sold for $173,102. A Lou Gehrig game-used bat from 1938 or '39 sold for $75,205 -- the same price as a 1966 Green Bay Super Bowl ring presented to Steve Wright. SCP said the winning bidders wanted to remain anonymous.
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