Brooks Robinson Collection brings $1.44 million at Heritage
The baseball memorabilia collection of Brooks Robison has realized $1.44 million in an online Heritage sale.
Hall of Famer Robinson is regarded as the greatest third-baseman to ever play the game, and spent his entire career 23-year career with the Baltimore Orioles.
Throughout his career he won countless accolades including two World Series titles, 16 Golden Glove awards and the Roberto Clemete award, along with making the All-Star team 18 times.
Prior to the sale, Robinson's memorabilia had been described as "one of the most significant player collections ever to reach the collecting hobby's auction block", and the results didn't disappoint.
Leading the way was Robinson's 1964 American League Most Valuable Player Award, which soared past its starting price to sell for $155,350.
There were also six-figure results for his 1966 Championship Ring which sold for $131,450, and his 1970 Championship Ring which sold for $143,400.
There were also strong results for Robinson's 16 Golden Glove awards, led by his 1970 award which sold for $54,970, and his 1970 World Series MVP trophy which sold for $38,240.
All proceeds from the remarkable auction will benefit The Constance & Brooks Robinson Charitable Foundation.
"Collectors and fans alike responded with incredible enthusiasm to Brooks' offerings" said Chris Ivy, Director of Sports Auctions at Heritage. "Brooks was the consummate player on the field and equally the consummate gentleman off it.
"His decision to donate the entirety of the proceeds to benefit his philanthropic endeavors was met with great support and great prices. Clearly he's still one of the most beloved baseball players of all time."
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