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Sunday, November 14, 2010
Kirk Gibson sells historic bat, jersey

Associated Press

LAGUNA NIGUEL, Calif. -- The bat Kirk Gibson used for his historic home run for the Los Angeles Dodgers in the 1988 World Series sold for $575,912.40 early Sunday in SCP Auctions' October/November auction.

Gibson's home jersey from Game 1 of the World Series went for $303,277.20.

The auction also included Gibson's 1988 World Series batting helmet ($153,388.80), NL most valuable player award ($110,293.20), World Series trophy ($45,578.40) and World Series road uniform ($9,664.80).

Proceeds from the sale of the World Series trophy and MVP award will benefit the Kirk Gibson Foundation.

The identities of the winning bidders weren't revealed.

Also, a 1934 Babe Ruth professional-model bat used by Ruth to hit career home run No. 702 sold for $137,865.60, a Ty Cobb H&B side-written professional model game-used bat went for $75,330, and a 1953 Mickey Mantle New York Yankees game-worn, autographed road jersey sold for $62,256.