Vintage jerseys headline American Memorabilia auction

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With the baseball season still in high gear, American Memorabilia's September auction once again includes a wide assortment of baseball items, both game-used and autographed. There are 205 game-used baseball items available in the auction. Leading the way is a 1968 Catfish Hunter game-worn A's flannel vest jersey. This style jersey was used in only 1968. Early in the auction, the jersey had already reached $2,827. Two other Oakland A's jerseys from that era that are available include a 1968 Joe Rudi game-worn A's flannel vest jersey and a 1970 Bert Campaneris game-worn A's flannel vest. Other highlighted game-worn baseball jerseys available include: a 1971 Steve Garvey signed Dodgers flannel; a circa 1968 Richie Hebner Pirates flannel; a 1958 Morrie Martin signed Indians flannel; a 1962 Harry Bright Senators flannel; a 1964 Galen Cisco Mets flannel with World's Fair Patch; a 1996 Ozzie Smith Cardinals home from his final season, with 30th Anniversary Patch; an early 1990s Nolan Ryan signed Rangers; a 1975 Earl Weaver Orioles with interior smoking pouch; a 2003 Albert Pujols Cardinals road; a 1963 Ernie Broglio Cardinals flannel; a 1986 Ryne Sandberg Cubs; a 2000 Mark McGwire Cardinals with good use; a 1988 Kevin Mitchell signed Giants; and a 1974 Don Sutton signed Dodgers. Other game-used items include: a late 1970s Willie Stargell signed bat (PSA GU 6); a 1996-97 Greg Maddux glove; a Jorge Posada Yankees catcher's mitt; a mid-1980s George Brett bat (PSA GU 6); an Alex Rodriguez signed bat (PSA GU 8, with A-Rod signed letter); a Lou Brock signed bat; a 1988 McGwire signed A's bat (PSA GU 6, with letter from Mike Gallego's brother); a Hideki Matsui bat (PSA GU 7); a Pujols signed high school/college bat with rare full name "Jose Albert Pujols" signature with letter from family member; a 1980 Mike Schmidt bat; a 1975 Billy Williams bat; and a Tony Gwynn signed and notated bat. Highlighted autographed baseball items include: a 1962 Rogers Hornsby signed photo; a Babe Ruth, Walter Johnson, Benny Bengough, Billy Evans signed ball; a 1938 Yankees team-signed ball with Joe DiMaggio and Lou Gehrig; a 1924 World Champion Senators team-signed ball with 28 signatures, including Goose Goslin and Walter Johnson; and a Connie Mack single-signed ball (Signature Graded PSA 7). The game-used football items are populated with older items, including: a 1987 John Stallworth jersey worn during his final season; a Colts Durene jersey worn by Hall of Famer Jim Parker; a mid-1960s Forrest Gregg signed Packers Durene jersey; a circa 1976 Tony Dorsett signed Pitt jersey; a 1926 Earl "Goodie" Goodwine Jr. Yale jersey; a 1981 Marcus Allen signed USC jersey; a 2004 Matt Leinart signed USC jersey worn during his Heisman season; an Earl Cooper signed, inscribed Super Bowl XVI 49'ers jersey, with letter from Cooper; and a Cooper 49'ers helmet, used his entire career. Highlighted game-used basketball items include: a 1996-97 Shaquille O'Neal Lakers jersey; a 2003-04 Dirk Nowitzki Mavericks jersey; a 1998-99 Kobe Bryant Lakers jersey; a 1999-00 Jazz jersey; a 1998 Bryant practice-worn All-Star jersey, his first All-Star game; a 2000-01 Vince Carter game-worn Raptors jersey; a 1998-99 Kevin Garnett Timberwolves jersey; and a John Wooden signed vintage UCLA warm-up jacket. Highlighted non-sport items include: a 1971 John Lennon signed handwritten letter (PSA Graded 9); a 1995 Bob Dylan signed "Another Side" album display (PSA Graded 8); a Jim Morrison signed check (PSA Mint 9); and a Buddy Holly signed performance program. Bidding ends on Sept. 21. For more information, go to www.americanmemorabilia.com.