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):

Price Realized
Roger Maris's 1961 home Yankee uniform
Game-used Ty Cobb mitt
Ferguson Jenkins Cy Young Award
Eddie Collins One-Of-A-Kind T206 proof card
1945 Hank Greenberg game-worn Cap with handwritten letter
Signed Nolan Ryan game-worn 1969 Mets jersey
Charles White Heisman Trophy from 1979
1972 undefeated Miami Dolphins Super Bowl ring
George Foreman heavyweight belt ("Down Goes Frazier" fight)
Roberto Clemente signed game used bat
1964 Beatles phonograph
Wilt Chamberlain's "100 point" ball
Babe Ruth's 1916 World Series award
Babe Ruth signed insurance policy when he joined Yankees
Babe Ruth's last will and testament
Lou Gehrig single signed baseball
The "Mookie Wdson/Bill Buckner" ball
Bill Buckner's cleats from 1986 World Series
Bill Buckner glove from 1986 World Series
Ball from final out of 1927 World Series
1927 New York Yankees Team signed photo
Babe Ruth game-used bat
Lou Gehrig game-used bat
Piece of Joe DiMaggio/Dorothy Arnold 1939 wedding cake
Ty Cobb signed photograph by Conlon
Babe Ruth's "white mink" coat
Lou Gehrig game-used cap
Ted Williams 1941 uniform
Leland's auction included interesting Babe Ruth items.
Leland's auction included interesting Babe Ruth items.