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Jackie Robinson’s old glove sells for $373,000 at auction

Jun 3, 2013, 1:18 PM EDT

Jackie Robinson

One of the gloves Jackie Robinson wore while playing for the Dodgers in 1955 and 1956 was sold at an auction for $373,000.

According to Darren Rovell of ESPN.com that’s the second-highest price ever paid for a glove, behind $387,500 for a Lou Gehrig glove at a 1999 auction.

Also in the same auction: One of Robinson’s bats went for $114,000 and Mickey Mantle’s contract from 1960 went for $39,930.

Meanwhile, last month a Honus Wagner baseball card went for $2.1 million and a few months ago Curt Schilling’s bloody sock went for $92,613.

  1. goawaydog - Jun 3, 2013 at 1:38 PM

    a quote from his son Danny: “It’s his 1960 contract, and it was for $60,000. In 1959, he was being paid, I want to say, $70,000, and I guess he didn’t have a very good year in ’59, so they had cut him 10,” he said.
    The money from the Mantle auction is going to help hurricane Sandy victims.

  2. mybrunoblog - Jun 3, 2013 at 2:28 PM

    There is a lot of controversy regarding the authenticity of this glove. Haulsofshame.com has a fascinating story on their site about it.
    Somebody may have made a $373,000 mistake.

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