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Juan Gonzalez auctioning his 1996 AL MVP award, other memorabilia

Juan Gonzalez made approximately $87 million over his 16 year career in the majors. (Stephen Dunn/Getty Images) Juan Gonzalez made approximately $87 million over his 16-year career in the majors. (Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

Three-time All-Star Juan Gonzalez, who last played in the majors in 2005 as a member of the Cleveland Indians, is auctioning off his American League MVP Award and other trophies and pieces of memorabilia he collected throughout his 16-year career.

According to the Lelands auction site, his AL MVP award has a bid of $11,000 (as of Thursday morning). He also won the award in 1998 but it's not up for auction.

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Also included in his collection of awards listed on the site are his Babe Ruth Crown, which was issued to him by the Maryland Professional Baseball Players Association in 1992; his 1996 and 2001 Silver Slugger Awards; the Roberto Clemente Award he received in 1996; an AL Player of the Month Award; and various used game equipment.

The items from Gonzalez, who made more than $87 million in salary over his MLB career, will remain on auction until Jan. 10. The 44-year-old former outfielder finished with a .295 batting average, 1,936 hits, 434 home runs and 1,404 RBIs.

He made his big league debut in 1989 as a member of the Texas Rangers, spent 10 years with the team, and went on to have stints with the Detroit Tigers, Cleveland Indians, back to the Rangers in 2003-03, the Kansas City Royals and ultimately played his last game in May 2005 back as a member of the Indians.

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