On June 18, Grey Flannel placed over 1,300 items up for bid in their Summer Games Auction. The company has been holding biannual auctions since 1999, and yesterday's was the biggest yet. Grey Flannel specializes in Americana memorabilia, most of which is sports items such as game-worn gear, autographed balls, and championship trophies. There were many amazing items in this season's catalog, some of which sold for tens of thousands of dollars. Keep reading to see what we think are the five awesomest—and how much they sold for.
Gary Carter's New York Mets World Series trophy
This incredible piece sold for $22,796...presumably not to a Red Sox fan. The trophy was the centerpiece of a large donation by the Carter family to raise money for the Gary Carter foundation. (The Hall of Fame catcher died of brain cancer in 2012.) Other memorabilia donated include the jersey he wore when he hit his first home run as a New York Met and a game-worn catcher's helmet.
Michael Jordan's Chicago Bulls Game Used Rookie Road Jersey
MJ's 1984-1985 jersey sold for $25,076 and was not the only piece of his gear that sold for a premium. A pair of autographed sneakers he wore in Game 3 of the 1996 NBA finals went for $17,126. His Airness scored 36 points in the game and, of course, was named MVP.
Thurman Munson signed FAA Airman Certificate
The late Yankee catcher's pilot license went for $4,834. After retiring from the MLB, Munson became a pilot, and on August 2, 1979, he was killed when the twin-engine jet he was flying crashed short of the runway while attempting to land at Akron-Canton Airport. The license is written in ballpoint pen and signed "Thurman L. Munson."
1927 New York Yankees "Murderer's Row" Team Signed Photo
A picture of the championship team—which some people consider the greatest ever—sold for $71,544, the second most of any item in the auction. The 1927 Yankees were famously labeled "Murderer's Row" after posting a 110-44 record while batting .307 on the season and outscoring opponents by a record 376 runs. The picture features Earle Combs, Mark Koenig, Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, Ben Paschal, Tony Lazzeri, Ray Morehart, and Pat Collins, each of whom signed the picture.
Clubber Lang Fight Robe and Trunks worn on Screen by Mr. T in Rocky III
The shorts and robe worn by Mr. T when Clubber Lang took Rocky Balboa's title in Rocky III sold for an amazing $20,206. It was the highest price paid for any piece of pop culture memorabilia. The black silk robe says "CLUBBER LANG WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMP" across the back and the shorts say "CL" on the left thigh. We pity the fool who underbid!