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Babe Ruth-related items dominated the October Coach’s Corner Sports and Celebrity Auction, which concluded Oct. 14. A single-signed Ruth red-and-black laced practice ball changed hands for $4,725, while a Ruth-autographed AL Harridge ball, signed on the sweet spot, went for $4,273.

A ball signed by Ruth and Gehrig changed hands for $2,663, a 1932 Yankees team-signed ball with Ruth on the sweet spot brought $2,923, and a 1934 Tour of Japan ball with Ruth on the sweet spot, along with Foxx, Earl Averill, Lefty Gomez, Gehrig and Charlie Gehringer sold for $1,768.

Other Ruth items included a signed 1939 World’s Fair card, which sold for $2,112; an autographed fielder’s glove, $553; a signed Cooperstown postal cachet that brought $483; a signed government postcard, $542; and $221 for a signed 8-by-10 black-and-white Wire photo.

Entertainment-related big-ticket items included an 8-by-10 classic photo of Marilyn Monroe on the wind-blowing grate in New York City from the film “The Seven Year Itch” sold for $2,310, while a copy of the Beatles’ White Album signed by all four musicians sold for $1,341. Also, a John Lennon cut with a hand-drawn self-portrait brought $521.

Other signed balls included: $2,400 for a Cy Young signed practice ball, $2,139 for a Mel Ott signed Little League ball, $2,100 for a Mantle inscribed “Commerce Comet” ball, $1,848 for a signed Earle Combs ball, $1,544 for a Wahoo Sam Crawford signed Sonnet Little League ball, $1,500 for a Roberto Clemente signed Sonnet ball, $1,323 for a Ty Cobb green-inked signed baseball, $1,244 for a Jackie Robinson-signed 1940s era ball, $1,155 for a 1955 Brooklyn Dodgers team-signed ball, $937 for a Goose Goslin-signed Rawlings ball, $985 for a Maris-DiMaggio-Mantle signed ball, $903 for a Hank Greenberg signed 1978 World Series ball, $811 for a Satchel Paige signed NL Feeney ball, $788 for a Roger Maris signed Wilson ball, $695 for a Ted Williams signed AL ball, $565 for a George L. Kelly signed ball, $551 for a Ford Frick signed Feeney NL ball and $603 for a 1969 Pittsburgh Pirates signed team ball. In addition, a lot of four Mantle-signed ScoreBoard balls sold for $1,737.

Also a 1950s red-laced Hall of Fame greats induction ball with Connie Mack, Rube Marquard, Bill Terry, Ted Lyons, Frankie Frisch, Waite Hoyt and others) sold for $695, a 1955-56 Brooklyn Dodgers ball brought $491, and a ball signed by four Hall of Famers Joe Medwick, Dizzy Dean, Pepper Martin and Frisch brought $262.

Signed equipment included a Steve Young signed 1992 49ers jersey ($850), a Mantle signed Yankees “stats” jersey ($811), a Ty Cobb signed Rawlings glove ($481), a Baseball All-Century Team bat bearing the signatures of Hank Aaron and nine others ($608), three Wayne Gretzky-signed hockey sticks ($491), an Alex Rodriguez bat ($259), a 2004 Boston Red Sox signed bat ($341), a Dan Marino signed Dolphins “stats” jersey ($259), a Sonny Jurgensen 1968 Pro Bowl Golden Helmet award ($735) and a Ted Williams signed Mitchell & Ness Red Sox jersey ($339).

Other items included a Gehrig-signed New York 1939 World’s Fair cachet ($446), two DiMaggio-signed Yankee Stadium blueprints ($215), a Roberto Clemente signed 1970 Pirates poster ($447) and a Jesse Burkett signed cut ($383).

Signed photos and lithos included a 1937 Yankees team photo signed by Gehrig, DiMaggio, Bill Dickey and Tony Lazzeri ($394), a Mantle-signed piece of Gerry Dvorak art of his 1952 Topps card ($481), a Mantle-signed 16-by-20 photo ($217), a 1951 Oakland Oaks team-signed photo including Mel Ott and George Kelly ($630), a Williams-DiMaggio signed ScoreBoard photo ($120), a 500 Home Run Club framed and signed poster ($318) and a Walter Payton signed Bears photo ($290).

Sports card items included a 1-of-1 2004 Upper Deck Jackie Robinson relic card that brought $327, $266 for a Jimmie Foxx-signed 1960 Fleer Greats card, $472 for a 1959 Topps Roberto Clemente card graded Gem Mint 10, $112 for a 1955 Topps Yogi Berra card graded 9.8, $109 for a 1954 Bowman unopened one-cent football card pack, $250 for a 1975 Topps Baseball set, $202 for a 1981 Topps Joe Montana rookie card graded Pristine 10, $405 for a lot of more than 2,100 signed Topps cards from 1972-on and $275 for a lot of 667 autographed baseball cards from eight different teams, including the Yankees and Red Sox.

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