Jackie Robinson’s glove, $373,002, Steiner Sports
Gavels ‘n’ Paddles
Recent Auctions from Near & Far
By Ken Hall
The baseball glove believed worn by Jackie Robinson during the 1955 and 1956 World Series sold for $373,002 in an auction that ended June 3 by Steiner Sports, based in New York. It was not the most ever paid for a baseball glove at auction. That honor goes to the mitt advertised as the last one used by Lou Gehrig; it fetched $387,500 at Sotheby’s in 1999. Also, a bat believed used by Robinson in 1956 (his final season) brought $114,000; and Mickey Mantle’s 1960 contract with the Yankees for $60,000 made $39,000. Prices include the buyer’s premium.