By Chris Olds | Beckett Baseball Editor
A copy of Alex Rodriguez‘s 2009 World Series ring given as a gift by the slugger to his cousin, Yuri Sucart, is on the auction block through Goldin Auctions and already has topped $30,000 with more than a month remaining in the sale.
Sucart is the cousin who was linked to Rodriguez’s steroids confession. He’s selling the ring, which is one of several that Rodriguez had made for relatives, according to statement by the New York Yankees in an ESPN report.
After nine bids, the ring sits at $30,597 through the West Berlin, N.J.-based company. The 14-karat gold ring has 95 princess cut diamonds, 39 2.2 mm diamonds and 52 additional diamonds embedded into the design.
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