Musial Auction Draws $1.2 Million
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DALLAS (KMOX) - The firm handling the auction of Stan “The Man” Musial’s personal collectibles says the sale that closed Saturday brought in more than 1.2 million dollars.
Chris Ivy with Heritage Auctions says that’s double what they had projected.
Ivy says a special New York Yankee autograph fetched 53-thousand-dollars, “It’s the ball that Babe Ruth signed for him. Stan got it before he was Stan Musial the legendary baseball player. He got that in 1940 when he was a minor leaguer, and kept it his whole life.”
Musial’s baseball jersey he wore in the U.S. Navy sold for $16,000.
His St. Louis harmonica club vest and one of his favorite harmonicas sold together for $7,700.
Musial’s World Championship ring from the 2011 Cardinals brought in a whopping $191,200.
The Musial family decided to make the personal items available after Stan’s death, because they said they had accumulated too much stuff and wanted fans to own some of it.