WESTHAMPTON BEACH, N.Y. – Jackie Robinson’s number, 42, is now retired from baseball, but it is available as the premier lot in Grey Flannel Auction’s phone and Internet sale closing Dec. 5 in the form of a Dodgers jersey once worn by the athlete who broke the MLB color barrier. The opening bid of $50,000 has already been exceeded by more than $10,000.
Other game-used jerseys in the 900-lot sale include a Joe Morgan Houston flannel, an Early Wynn White Sox flannel, and one of Stan Musial’s jerseys from 1962. Jerseys belonging to Gale Sayers, Joe Namath, Mark Messier and Hank Aaron will also be up for bid.
Pitcher Bob Friend’s 1960 Pittsburgh Pirates championship trophy also will be in the December sale. The ‘60 Series is remembered most for ending on Bill Mazeroski’s home run over the left field wall. This trophy comes directly from Friend.
For the latest bids, log on to www.greyflannelauctions.com or call 631-288-7800.