Wikicollecting.org - the 10 most expensive pieces of cricket memorabilia To celebrate the Cricket World Cup Wikicollecting.org lists the 10 most expensive pieces of cricket memorabilia ever sold at auction
News-Antique.com - Mar 03,2011 - 1) Samuel Britcher’s cricket scorebooks - £324,000
In a Christie’s auction in 2005 the MCC purchased a collection of cricket scorebooks written by Samuel Britcher, the MCC’s first official scorer. His record of matches between 1795 and 1806, recorded in four books, was sold for a combined total of £324,000.
2) Don Bradman’s ‘Invincibles’ tour cap - £175,375
In 2008 the baggy green cap worn by Don Bradman on the 1948 ‘Invincibles’ tour of England was sold at a Charles Leski auction for approximately A$400,000 (£175,375).
3) A set of Wisden’s Almanacs 1864 – 1984 - £90,000
In 2009 at a Bonham’s auction, a complete run of the Wisden Cricketers' Almanack for the years 1864 to 1984 was sold for £90,000, far beyond its estimated price of £50,000 - £70,000.
4) Garfield Sobers’ 1958 bat - A$129,250
In October 2000 at a Christie’s auction in Melbourne, the bat used by Garfield Sobers to achieve 365 not out for West India against Pakistan in 1958 (breaking Len Hutton’s test record) was sold for A$129,250.
5) Sachin Tendulkar’s bat - $93,619
At an auction in Mumbai in October 2010, the bat used by India’s greatest batsman Sachin Tendulkar in his record-breaking one-day innings of 163 against New Zealand in 2009 sold for Rs 42 lakh ($93,619).
6) Victor Trumper 1907 -11 test cap A$83,000
In 2004 another green cap, this time belonging to
Australian Cricket legend Victor Trumper, sold at auction for A$83,000.
7) DonBradman’s 1946-47 Ashes Cap – £35,250
In June 2003 the cap worn by Bradman during the Ashes series of 46-47 was sold at A christie’s auction in London to an anonymous collector for £35,250.
8) Garfield Sobers’ ‘six sixes’ ball - £26,400
In 1968 Garfield Sobers made county cricket history by hitting six consecutive sixes in a single over for Nottinghamshire against Glamorgan. One of the balls used during this historic innings was sold at a Christie’s auction in 2006 for £26,400.
9) Keith Miller 53 Ashes cap - A$40,775
In 2004 a cap worn between 1954 -55 by the man considered to be Australia’s greatest all-rounder, Keith Miller, was sold at auction for A$40,775.
10) Harry Charlwood’s 1877 test medal - £10,000
In November 2010 a gold medal presented to English cricketer Harry Charlwood after the first ever test match between England and Australia in 1877 was sold at a Graham Budd auction for £10,000.
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