NEW YORK YANKEES-BROOKLYN DODGERS BATTLE 65 YEARS AGO CONSIDERED ONE OF SPORT’S GREATEST GAMES. A LOOK AT RELATED ARTIFACTS FROM THE HERITAGE AUCTIONS ARCHIVES
526564SERIAL NUMBER on Gruen Verithin championship watch presented to Babe Ruth at the 1923 World Series. It sold for $717,000 in February 2014.
6593REFERENCE NUMBER of Rolex Oyster Perpetual wristwatch presented to Yogi Berra at the 1956 World Series. It realized $72,000 at a May 2017 Heritage auction.
42SIZE OF JERSEY worn by Mickey Mantle at the 1964 World Series. It realized $1.32 million at an August 2018 Heritage auction.
27MICKEY MANTLE’S AGE when he swung this bat at the 1958 World Series. It realized $288,000 at an August 2020 Heritage auction.
15DATE in October 1923 of game six of the 1923 World Series, the day the Yankees clinched their first World Championship. A ticket stub signed by Babe Ruth sold for $71,700 at a July 2014 Heritage auction.
6GAME of 1986 World Series that gave us the infamous “Buckner Ball,” which came off the bat of Mookie Wilson and went through Bill Buckner’s legs, giving the Mets the win. The ball sold for $418,250 at a May 2012 Heritage auction.
This article appears in the Spring 2021 edition of The Intelligent Collector magazine.