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Gibson's historic bat sells for $575,912.40

There are actual cleat marks on the bat from Gibson hitting his shoes after every foul pitch. The bat was auctioned off for $575,912.40 on Sunday, Nov. 14, 2010.

November 14, 2010 12:00:00 AM PST
The bat used by Kirk Gibson for his historic homerun for the Dodgers in the 1988 World Series sold on Sunday for $575,912.40.The bat and other items were auctioned off by SCP Auctions, one of the nation's largest auctioneers and private sellers of important sports memorabilia.

Gibson's home jersey from Game 1 of the World Series went for $303,277.20.

His batting helmet sold for $153,388.80.

Proceeds from part of the sale will benefit the Kirk Gibson Foundation.

The identities of the winning bidders weren't revealed.

Also, a 1934 Babe Ruth professional-model bat used by Ruth to hit career home run No. 702 sold for $137,865.60, a Ty Cobb H&B side-written professional model game-used bat went for $75,330, and a 1953 Mickey Mantle New York Yankees game-worn, autographed road jersey sold for $62,256.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.


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