Sports Memoribilia Turning Out To Be Quite Valuable

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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. His 2011 St. Louis Cardinals‘ World Series ring sold for $51,364 and his 2006 ring went for $42,448. Both were gifts from the team.

The prices include 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 U.S. 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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