Actor Charlie Sheen's sport collectibles sold in a New York auction.
Actor Charlie Sheen's sport collectibles sold in a New York auction.

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New York - Fueled by a huge burst of national attention for both the Wilt Chamberlain "100-point" basketball and the high-profile collection of actor Charlie Sheen, Leland's two-day spring auction brought in record prices for some of America's most intriguing sports items. The total revenue realized by the April 27-28 auction was $4.1 million.

The Chamberlain ball, with which he scored 100 points in Hershey, Pa. in 1962 (playing for the Philadelphia Warrior against the New York Knicks), had a reserve of $25,000 but soared over six figures by late afternoon. Wilt Chamberlain's "100-point" ball was auctioned for $551,844. According to Leland's Auctions, it is the most ever paid for a basketball, and one of the highest prices ever paid for a sports item at auction.

On the second day of the auction, items offered included Charles White's 1979 Heisman Trophy, George Foreman's Heavyweight Championship Belt, Roger Maris's 1961 home uniform, a ball signed by 7 of the "8 Men Out" from the Black Sox, a Ty Cobb game-used glove, and a game-worn Red Grange football helmet.

Many of the key items came from the private collection of actor Charlie Sheen.

Some of the auction highlights are listed below (prices include the 15% buyer's premium):

Description
Price Realized
Roger Maris's 1961 home Yankee uniform
$58,752
Game-used Ty Cobb mitt
$62,301
Ferguson Jenkins Cy Young Award
$35,250
Eddie Collins One-Of-A-Kind T206 proof card
$24,930
1945 Hank Greenberg game-worn Cap with handwritten letter
$18,725
Signed Nolan Ryan game-worn 1969 Mets jersey
$84,186
Charles White Heisman Trophy from 1979
$184,000
1972 undefeated Miami Dolphins Super Bowl ring
$18,337
George Foreman heavyweight belt ("Down Goes Frazier" fight)
$46,000
Roberto Clemente signed game used bat
$16,675
1964 Beatles phonograph
$8,891
Wilt Chamberlain's "100 point" ball
$551,844
Babe Ruth's 1916 World Series award
$62,618
Babe Ruth signed insurance policy when he joined Yankees
$13,559
Babe Ruth's last will and testament
$31,971
Lou Gehrig single signed baseball
$56,648
The "Mookie Wdson/Bill Buckner" ball
$63,945
Bill Buckner's cleats from 1986 World Series
$14,914
Bill Buckner glove from 1986 World Series
$19,851
Ball from final out of 1927 World Series
$9,359
1927 New York Yankees Team signed photo
$35,863
Babe Ruth game-used bat
$20,177
Lou Gehrig game-used bat
$26,940
Piece of Joe DiMaggio/Dorothy Arnold 1939 wedding cake
$1,742
Ty Cobb signed photograph by Conlon
$22,225
Babe Ruth's "white mink" coat
$26,422
Lou Gehrig game-used cap
$75,386
Ted Williams 1941 uniform
$120,097
Leland's auction included interesting Babe Ruth items.
Leland's auction included interesting Babe Ruth items.