1965 Sandy Koufax jersey sells for $166,818 in Grey Flannel's Summer Games auction Grey Flannel's Summer Games auction knocked the ball out of the park with a $166,818 price realized on a 1965 Sandy Koufax game-used LA Dodgers home jersey. A Kobe Bryan rookie jersey made $115,242.
The top-selling jewelry lot was Robert Parish’s 1981 Boston Celtics Championship ring. Parish made professional basketball’s history books alongside Kevin McHale and Larry Bird. Together, they formed one of the greatest front lines in NBA history. The Championship ring, offered with a LOA from Parish himself, earned $45,578.
While competition was heating up in the Stanley Cup Playoffs, the 1989-1990 Wayne Gretzky LA Kings game-used home jersey offered was on fire. Just as “The Great One” did so many times himself, the jersey wowed onlookers, selling for an unbelievable $65,048. “Any hockey fan would consider this jersey a prize, if for no other reason, because Gretzky’s number ‘99’ is the only number ever to be retired by the NHL,” Russek said.
Among the football lots, a 1969 Larry Csonka AFL Miami Dolphins game-used and autographed home jersey took top-lot honors. “Csonka was in a class of his own,” said Russek. “He was the AFL’s number one pick in the 1968 Common Draft and was the first running back drafted in the first round. For the next five seasons, he led the Dolphins in rushing. We knew his jersey would do very well.” Opening with a $5,000 minimum bid, it garnered $27,584.
Several select lots of historic autographed ephemera were available to bidders. The immortal Hall of Famer and 12-time Gold Glove recipient Roberto Clemente’s signed final career contract with the Pittsburgh Pirates, dated February 7, 1972, concluded its bidding run at $23,387.
Grey Flannel’s next major auction of sports memorabilia will be held on September 7, 2012, live at the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield, Mass. For additional information, please call 631-288-7800, ext. 223; or e-mail info@GreyFlannelAuctions.com. Further details will be available soon online at www.GreyFlannelAuctions.com.
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All prices quoted in the report are inclusive of 20% buyer’s premium.
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1965 Sandy Koufax Los Angeles Dodgers game-used home flannel (Championship and Cy Young season), $166,818. Grey Flannel Auctions image