Muhammad Ali gloves, $771,696, SCP Auctions
Gavels ‘n’ Paddles
Recent Auction Results From Near & Far
By Ken Hall
Two pairs of Muhammad Ali fight-worn gloves – from his Feb. 25, 1964 bout against Sonny Liston and his March 8, 1971 bout against Joe Frazier (Ali-Frazier I) – sold for a combined $771,696 ($385,848 each) in an auction that concluded Dec. 1-2 by SCP Auctions, based in Laguna Niguel, Calif. Also, Ozzie Smith’s 13 Gold Glove Awards from 1980-1992 brought $519,203; the only known Babe Ruth team sweater (circa 1922) hit $250,642; and Oscar Robertson’s 1963-64 NBA MVP Award rose to $177,632. Prices include a 20 percent buyer’s premium.