'Jackie Robinson' glove auctioned for $373,002

Rachel Robinson, wife of Jackie Robinson, and their daughter Sharon (R) look at Jackie's Brooklyn...

Rachel Robinson, wife of Jackie Robinson, and their daughter Sharon (R) look at Jackie's Brooklyn Dodgers home jersey at the New York Yankees Museum before the start of American League MLB baseball action between the Yankees and Texas Rangers at Yankee Stadium in New York April 15, 2011. (REUTERS/Jessica Rinaldi)

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A glove believed to have been worn by Jackie Robinson in two World Series was sold to an unnamed buyer for a near-record price in an auction Monday.

According to ESPN, the Rawlings-made glove, which Robinson likely wore in the 1955 and ‘56 World Series, sold for nearly $375,000 in an auction run by Steiner Sports, a New York-based firm. The selling price for the Robinson glove ($373,002) fell a little shy of the record for a mitt, which is the $387,500 a Lou Gehrig model sold for in 1999, despite an upsurge in interest in the former Brooklyn Dodgers star due to the movie “42” that came out in April.

Other items that were sold included a bat used by Robinson, who broke Major League Baseball’s colour barrier in 1947, and a contract New York Yankees star Mickey Mantle signed in 1960. The bat went for $114,000 and the contract, which paid Mantle $60,000, was sold for nearly two-thirds of it’s face value ($39,930).

The money from the sale of the Mantle contract, which was put up for auction by two of his sons, is being donated to the Hurricane Sandy New Jersey Relief Fund.

 


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