Craig ran a story in October explaining why current Diamondbacks manager and former Dodgers legend Kirk Gibson is selling several pieces of his personal memorabilia.
Gibson basically said that the memories of his playing career are locked in his head and that he doesn’t need bats and batting gloves on display at his home to prove his accomplishments in the game of baseball. He’s giving some of the proceeds to charity, too, which makes it an even more reasonable move.
The way things are going, it looks like he might have a lot of money to go around.
According to the Associated Press, the bat that Gibson used to launch his famous home run “on two bad knees” in the 1988 World Series is already up to $90,570. In a world where baseball memorabilia no longer regularly goes for millions, Gibson’s stuff is doing quite well.
He is also auctioning off his home and road jerseys from that 1988 Fall Classic and his batting helmet.