Kirk Gibson, sold his memorabilia from the 1988 SPC Auctions, the company running the auction.â†µ ' improbable World Series win, resulting in quite a haul for The Kirk Gibson Foundation, the former slugger's charity organization. All six items sold for a combined $1,198,114 through
Gibson's bat used to hit the home run, in Game 1 of the World Series off Dennis Eckersley, had a high bid of $575,912. His jersey, autographed and personalized with "My WS jersey worn 10/15/88 to hit GW HR," isn't far behind in price, with a high bid of $303,277. Other items included:â†µ
- Gibson's 1988 MVP plaque, for $110,293 â†µ
- Gibson's batting helmet, worn when he hit the home run, at $153,389 â†µ
- Gibson's 1988 World Series trophy, at $45,578 â†µ
- Gibson's game-worn 1988 World Series road jersey (Gibson did not play in Games 3-5 in Oakland), for $9,665. â†µ
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