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Antiques Sideshow So Barry Bonds's 73rd homer ball sold for $450,000. Ho-hum. The memorabilia market has yielded far more fascinating items, some of which you can even afford

July 07, 2003
July 07, 2003

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July 7, 2003

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Antiques Sideshow So Barry Bonds's 73rd homer ball sold for $450,000. Ho-hum. The memorabilia market has yielded far more fascinating items, some of which you can even afford

BODY PARTS

This is an article from the July 7, 2003 issue Original Layout

Jeff Nelson's bone chips $23,600*
Build your own athlete! They're from the Mariner's surgically
repaired pitching elbow.

Ty Cobb's dentures $7,475
The great Tiger was toothless. Who knew?

Steve Francis's tooth $101
Rockets guard had it knocked out in an on-court collision.

Tim Hudson's goatee hairs $2,405
Price includes dirt from the pitcher's cleats.

Babe Ruth's hair $102.51
Soft as a Bambino's.

Mickey Mantle's hair $6,900
Auctioned off by the Mick's former lover--and agent.

DRESSED FOR SUCCESS

Babe Ruth's straw hat $6,065.36
The inside headband shows Ruthian wear.

Tom Seaver's toothpick $440
From a Hall of Fame pitcher who didn't spit the bit.

Gary Player's green jacket $5 million
Part of giant lot, including numerous trophies and nine gold medals.

Pele's shirt $224,904
Worn in Brazil's 1970 World Cup victory.

Fridge Perry's Super Bowl ring $27,472.72
Jewelry befitting a major appliance.

David Beckham's shoes $3,418
Completes a Posh look.

SWEET SPOT

Luis Gonzalez's bubble gum $10,000
You get two pieces--both well-chewed by the Diamondback.

Bazooka Joe comic about Gonzalez's gum $1,225
Literature to authenticate your new purchase! Alas, the 2002 comic doesn't come with gum.

Joe DiMaggio's wedding cake $1,742
A slice of the Yankee Clipper's life, from his 1939 wedding to
actress Dorothy Arnold. Forget the microwave; the cake is
petrified.

ROAD TRIP!

Dale Earnhardt's 1986 Chevy stock car $97,200
Bring your fuzzbuster.

Michael Jordan's driver's license $15,000
You can drive the lanes, and cops won't stop you.

Mickey Mantle's Amex card $6,500
And Roger Maris pays the bills!

Brett Favre's house $1 million
In Green Bay, the perfect house to come home to.

HALL OF INFAMY

O.J. Simpson's Heisman Trophy $255,000
Sold at auction; buyer wanted to impress his girlfriend.

Joe Jackson's Black Betsy $577,610
Shoeless used the bat in sandlot games after he was banned.

Pete Rose's 1968 Exemplary Conduct Trophy $9,775
Silver cup awarded by writers for conduct on and off the field.
At least it's not tarnished.

KINKY KORNER

Australian cricket bat $10,000
Belonged to Sir Donald Bradman, the Babe Ruth of Oz.

Babe Ruth underwear $531.46
Honey, can you call me Sultan?

Rey Mysterio's wrestling mask $19.99
Ideal for doing the figure-four leg lock.

Seabiscuit's whip TBD at July 20 auction
Little man in jodhpurs sold separately.

*Prices reflect recent sales, auction estimates or initial asking
prices.

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