Game-used Mariano Rivera jersey headlines latest Steiner Yankees auction
By Chris Olds | Beckett Baseball Editor
The jersey Mariano Rivera wore for his 22nd save this season — also Derek Jeter‘s 3,000th-hit game — is on the auction block in Steiner Sports‘ second-annual Yankees Legends sale and it’s already grabbing attention.
How much attention? It’s gotten 37 bids and stands at $5,201 — with plenty of time remaining before the auction closes on Nov. 27.
It’s not the only interesting piece of Yankees history, either.
Also up for grabs are the game-used ball from the second out of Rivera’s save game on Sept. 19, a baseball signed on the sweet spot by Babe Ruth and a few other members of the 1928 Yankees, David Price‘s complete game-used uniform from his giving up Jeter’s 3,000th hit and various Yankee Stadium relics.
Other items of note among the 572 lots include a bat used by Jeter in 2010 — the season he became the Yankees’ career hit leader — several packages that include a locker from the clubhouse along with other items and Jim Leyritz‘s catcher’s gear (chest protectof, shin guards and glove) from the 1996 World Series.
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