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Kirk Gibson World Series Auction Fetching High Prices

Kirk Gibson, who helped the 1988 Dodgers to an improbable World Series win, is selling his memorabilia for a good cause. The items, used to hit the dramatic game-winning home run off Dennis Eckersley in Game 1 of the fall classic, are being auctioned off by SPC Auctions, the proceeds of which benefit The Kirk Gibson Foundation, the former slugger's charity organization. There are two days left in the auction, which ends Saturday night, and a few of the items are getting quite expensive.


Gibson's bat used to hit the home run -- a "three and two backdoor slider" from Eckersley, as legend has it -- has a current bid of $139,015. His jersey, autographed and personalized with "My WS jersey worn 10/15/88 to hit GW HR," isn't far behind in price, currently with a high bid of $129,690. Other items include:


The auction runs until Saturday night.


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