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These are the Top 10 Most Interesting Items Steiner Sports Sold at Auction This Weekend

Our Summer Mega Auction has concluded, which showcased over 1,800 autographed and game-used items, as well as other unique collectibles. $1,032,039.23 worth of items sold this weekend.

These are 10 of the most interesting items that sold:

1. Aaron Judge Game-Used MLB Debut & First Career Home Run Jersey

The final sale price on this lot was actually $160,644.05. A historic piece, this was the jersey worn by New York Yankees rising star Aaron Judge during his MLB debut on August 13, 2016 when he hit a home run in his first at-bat. 

This is the highest amount sold for any jersey worn in the last 15 years in the four major U.S. pro sports.

2. 1990-91 Michael Jordan Game-Used and Signed Chicago Bulls Home Jersey

1990-91 Michael Jordan Game-Used and Signed Chicago Bulls Home Jersey

Worn by the G.O.A.T. himself, this game-used and signed jersey from Michael Jordan's 1990-91 campaign with the Chicago Bulls sold for $20,626.55.

3.1994 Michael Jordan Game-Used & Signed Nike Jordan IX Cleats

Jordan Game Worn & Signed Nike Jordan IX Cleats

On February 7, 1994, Jordan signed a minor league contract with the Chicago White Sox, after winning his third consecutive NBA Championship, and announcing his retirement from basketball. He has stated this decision was made to pursue the dream of his late father, who had always envisioned his son as a Major League Baseball player.

That season, MJ played 127 games for the Birmingham Barons, wearing this extremely rare pair of Jordan IX Cleats. He also placed his signature along the side after he hung them up after the 1994 season. 

The cleats were a huge hit in the auction, receiving 25 bids and selling for $25,957.75

4. Nike Air Jordan 10 Black/Red PE EditionSize 13 with Original Box

Nike Air Jordan 10 Black/Red PE Edition - Size 13 (Super Rare) w/ Original Box

During His- Airness' brief retirement from basketball, Jordan continued to produce and develop his signature brand of sneakers. The Air Jordan 10s debuted as a tribute to Jordan, and featured his career accomplishments around the lining of the sole.  MJ returned in 1995 and wore 10s into that postseason. 

This pair is super rare, as it is a Jordan 10 PE Edition featuring the number 45 in stitching, and it even was accompanied by the original box. Most of the Jordan-related items in this Midsummer Classic Auction at Steiner Sports came from the personal collection of Bill Schmidt, the former VP of Marketing at Gatorade. His direct ties through the highly-successful Air Jordan Gatorade campaigns in the 90's led to his friendship with Jordan. The lot included a Letter of Authenticity signed by Bill Schmidt himself. The PE 10s took 18 bids and reached $13,317 in the auction

5. High Grade Dodgers 8" x 10" Photo Lot of 37 with Rare Jackie Robinson Portrait & Dodgers Team Photos

 High Grade Dodgers 8" x 10" Photo Lot of 37 with Rare Jackie Robinson Portrait & Dodgers Team photos

The photo collection comes from Cookie Lavagetto and features some of the finest original Brooklyn Dodgers Team issued photos available, including Jackie Robinson. Harry Arthur "Cookie" Lavagetto was a four-time All Star with the Brooklyn Dodgers, and this collection of photos have been in family's possession since his passing in 1990.  Never before had they been offered publicly. These photos are some of the most scarce of their kind, and they are perhaps among the finest ever offered. The lot collected 19 bids and over $2,330 in auction

6. 2017 Aaron Judge Game-Used Yankees Father's Day Jersey

2017 Aaron Judge Yankees Father's Day Game-Used Jersey

While the debut jersey received all the attention for the records it broke in the memorabilia industry, this Aaron Judge jersey certainly isn't overshadowed in terms of significance and meaning. This Aaron Judge Yankees Father's Day jersey was game-used on June 18th, 2017.  On that date, Judge crushed his 23rd home run of his rookie season in front of his home crowd in Oakland. Since then, the 6'8" right fielder has slugged his way to the Yankees' franchise rookie record for home runs in a season... and he still has 59 games to go in the regular season. 26 bids were made as this jersey went for $23,597

7. Grant Hill Signed Detroit Pistons Team-Issued Pro Cut Jersey

Grant Hill Pro Cut Detroit Pistons 1993-1994 Jersey

This Grant Hill jersey received more bids than any other lot in our auction. Hill had a legendary basketball career. The former Duke Blue Devils star is an NCAA champion, NBA Rookie of the Year, and Olympic Gold Medalist. What makes this jersey interesting is that Hill was drafted in 1994. The jersey's tagging states it is from the previous '93-94 season. While this jersey does not come with any provenance stating it's usage, it is not uncommon for a team to issue a jersey from the previous season to a rookie. This Detroit Pistons jersey has all of the proper tagging, and the silk screened numbers and letters are accurate for the Pistons uniforms of that time frame (they did not switch to stitched letters until the 1995-96 season). It gained 33 bids, and collected $7,348 during the Midsummer Classic

8. Roger Maris 61st Home Run Ticket Stub (10/1/1961) Framed & Matted

Roger Maris - 1961 Home Run Record Game Ticket Stub

In 1961 the home run race between Roger Maris and Mickey Mantle captivated the nation as the two teammates battled for the home run record. To this day, many recognize that the title still belongs to Maris because of the "steroid-era." Regardless of the actual title, "Roger Maris will forever be known as the man that took Babe Ruth's record." (Baseball Almanac)

The road to 61 was certainly not an easy one to take, as Maris and his family faced death threats throughout the season, and it was well-documented that Maris' health even suffered. This ticket is an actual stub from the game he broke the record, on October 1st, 1961. It was framed and matted beautifully to bring the whole piece together and memorialize this significant moment in baseball - and everything it stood for. 

21 bids were cast on this lot to bring it's value to $1,870

9. Jim Kelly Signed Game-Used 1993 Buffalo Bills Road Jersey

Jim Kelly Game-Used and Signed Buffalo Bills Jersey

Jim Kelly broke into the NFL after leading an impressive collegiate career with the Miami Hurricanes, and a year playing in the USFL. He played for ten years with the Buffalo Bills, and of those ten years, he led the Bills to four consecutive Super Bowls. His number is retired by the team, and he was inducted in the NFL Hall of Fame in 2002. 

This jersey registered 10 bids and collected $2,691 in auction

10. Dwight D. Eisenhower Signed Baseball

Dwight Eisenhower Signed Baseball

As president of the United States, Dwight Eisenhower served the country from the White House offices between 1953 and 1961.  He also led the country as a Five Star General in the United States Army during World War II. 

This baseball originated from the Cookie Lavagetto Collection during his time with the Washington Senators.  In the lot it was accompanied by a photo. In that photo, you can see President Eisenhower signing it with Mr. Lavagetto on Opening Day of the 1956 season versus the Yankees (April 17, 1956). During the 1956 season, Mr. Lavagetto was a coach with the Washington Senators. 14 bids brought this extremely rare baseball up to $28,159.

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