The ball signed by Babe Ruth to an ailing 11-year-old boy, in which Ruth promised to hit a home run for him, was sold for $250,641 by Grey Flannel Auctions. An official with the auction house said the buyer wishes to remain anonymous.
Mariano Rivera's exit from the game is going to be a profitable one, as more than 20 licensees have signed up to make roughly 150 retirement items for the New York Yankees closer.
Twenty-three years after Pete Rose's banishment from baseball, the five-page signed document detailing its conditions is hitting the auction block.
A bat purportedly used by Pete Rose sold on Saturday for more than $100,000 -- surpassing its auction estimate by more than tenfold.
His collectibles remain popular, but his autograph was not always his own.