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Aubrey Huff, artist, and Noah Syndergaard, superhero

Aubrey Huff was a pretty good baseball player for the Tampa Bay Devil Rays and others, last appearing in the major leagues in 2012 with the San Francisco Giants.

He’s also an artist and seemingly a fan of Marvel superheroes. If you looked at Huff’s Twitter feed today, you’d have seen paintings of Iron Man and Captain America that he’s hoping to get signed by Robert Downey Jr. and Chris Evans for a charity auction.

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Don Drysdale memorabilia headed to auction

A collection of memorabilia from the estate of Hall of Famer Don Drysdale is heading to auction in April.

SCP Auctions is handling the memorabilia, which includes a game-worn Dodgers home jersey from Drysdale’s rookie season, his 1963 and 1965 World Series rings, his 1962 Cy Young Award and a baseball from the final inning of Drysdale’s then-record 58 2/3 scoreless inning streak.

Head over to SCP Auctions for more information.

Source: Blue Heaven

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You can own a piece of the 2015 Mets' champagne celebration

New  York Mets celebration-used champagne bottle (Image taken from MLB.com Auctions)
New York Mets celebration-used champagne bottle (Image taken from MLB.com Auctions)

Last weekend, we were all giddy watching the New York Mets celebrate clinching the National League East title.

Now, you can buy your very own piece of that celebration from Mets Amazin’ Memorabilia and MLB.com Auctions.

(Empty) champagne bottles are available for $100 (plus $20 shipping in the continental U.S.). More budget-minded fans can buy a celebration-used cork for $15 (plus $15 shipping.)

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You could own Tom Seaver's 1969 World Series cap

Tom Seaver's game-worn Mets cap from the 1969 World Series (Image credit: Press Pass Collectibles via eBay)
Tom Seaver’s game-worn Mets cap from the 1969 World Series (Image credit: Press Pass Collectibles via eBay)

The matchups haven’t all been set yet, but we’re about to begin another season of playoff baseball. And for the first time in 9 years, I have a real rooting interest.

But while we’re waiting, let’s take a look at a piece of memorabilia from the Mets’ first World Series appearance.

If you’ve got $9,999.99 burning a hole in your pocket, you could own the cap Tom Seaver wore in 1969. Press Pass Collectibles is selling the cap, which had previously been owned by a family member of a former Shea Stadium security officer.

(If you’d like something to remind you of the Mets’ last World Series appearance, you could pick up a 2000 National League Championship ring that belonged to minor league coach Roger La Francois or one that belonged to a team trainer for a bit less.)

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Rare Duke Snider Mets baseball card set record auction price

A rarely seen Duke Snider baseball card issued by the Nassau County (Long Island) Boy Scouts in 1963 sold for $866.40 in an auction earlier this month by Clean Sweep.

 

 1963 Nassau County Boy Scouts Duke Snider baseball card (Clean Sweep Auctions image via Forbes)
1963 Nassau County Boy Scouts Duke Snider baseball card (Clean Sweep Auctions image via Forbes)
 
I never expected to read about a rare regionally-issued baseball card in Forbes, but that’s exactly where I learned about this one in an article by David Seideman.

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Morning reading: Niese could still make Opening Day start

Jon Niese (Photo credit: Paul Hadsall)
Jon Niese (Photo credit: Paul Hadsall)

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Infamous Mike Piazza bat shard could fetch $10,000

Mike Piazza‘s first inning at bat against Roger Clemens in Game 2 of the 2000 World Series led to one of the more bizarre moments in post-season history.

Now, some collector has the chance to own the bat shard that was at the center of the controversy.

This Mike Piazza bat shard. tossed by Roger Clemens during the 2000 World Series, is up for auction next month. (Heritage Auctions photo)
This Mike Piazza bat shard. tossed by Roger Clemens during the 2000 World Series, is up for auction next month. (Heritage Auctions photo)

Former New York Yankees strength and conditioning coach Jeff Mangold is selling the bat barrel through Dallas-based Heritage Auctions on Saturday, February 22nd. Early internet bidding had already raised the price to $4,000 as of Wednesday evening; the auction catalog estimate is $10,000 plus.

“I’ve had this for 13 years,” Mangold told ESPN’s Darren Rovell. “It was just sitting in my office and very few people knew about it. But I think this is an article of sports memorabilia that has some substance to it.”

So, baseball fans, if you had $10,000 to spend on a piece of memorabilia, is this something you’d want in your collection? I think I’d pass – the incident is really not the high point of either player’s career nor one I especially enjoy remembering.

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