(This story originally appeared on www. sportscollectorsdaily.com)
The bat Kirk Gibson used to hit one of the most memorable home runs in baseball history sold for $575,912 early Nov. 12. The Gibson 1988 Kirk Gibson home run bathome run bat, which came in Game 1 of the 1988 World Series and propelled the Dodgers to an upset Series victory, was part of a collection of items consigned to SCP Auctions by the current Arizona Diamondbacks manager.
The white Dodgers jersey Gibson was wearing that night went for $303,277.20. Gibson’s collection of items brought in a total of $1.2 million. The names of the winning bidders aren’t yet known.
“We are again impressed with the overall interest in sports memorabilia,” said David Kohler, President of SCP Auctions. “From the iconic Wagner card to Babe Ruth’s personal humidor and items from Gibson’s miracle moment, we continue to see a strong demand for sports collectibles.”
In addition to the historic bat and jersey, the auction also included Gibson’s 1988 World Series batting helmet ($153,388.80), NL Most Valuable Player Award ($110,293.20), World Series trophy ($45,578.40) and World Series road uniform ($9,664.80).
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