Kirk Gibson's bat up for auction
LAGUNA NIGUEL, Calif. -- Bidding for the bat Kirk Gibson used for his historic home run for the Los Angeles Dodgers in the 1988 World Series has reached $139,015.
SCP Auctions' October/November auction -- at http://www.scpauctions.com -- will close Saturday night.
Gibson, now manager of the Arizona Diamondbacks, is also selling his batting helmet and home and road uniforms from the World Series, his World Series trophy and NL Most Valuable Player award. Proceeds from the sale of the World Series trophy and MVP award will benefit the Kirk Gibson Foundation.
Gibson's home jersey from Game 1 of the World Series has a high bid $129,690, while a restored T206 Honus Wagner baseball card has reached $156,925. Also, a 1934 Babe Ruth professional-model bat used by Ruth to hit career home run No. 702 has a high bid of $53,594. It is autographed by the 1934 New York Yankees team, including Ruth and Lou Gehrig.
Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press
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