The 1953 World Series Championship ring of late, legendary Yankees Hall of Fame catcher Yogi Berra was the top-seller – at $159,720 – in the Steiner Sports Memorabilia Fall Classic Auction on-line, which concluded Oct. 24.
In all, gems from the Berra Collection sparked the auction, garnering $493,855 in total bids on 81 lots.
A bidder who wished to remain anonymous made the fourth and final bid on the ring that was said by Yogi’s son Dale to be the “only one of 10 title rings that Berra wore after winning five straight World Series.”
The ring received 4 bids, and had a starting bid of $100,000.
Berra’s 1972 Hall of Fame induction ring sold for $90,000, while his 1961 game-worn World Series jersey sold for $71,874. The jersey had a starting bid of $45,000 and received four bids.
Don Larsen’s personal 50th anniversary perfect game ring, commemorating the perfect game he threw in the 1956 World Series sold for $12,545. The ring received 15 bids.