A game-worn glove that Bill Buckner used during the 1986 World Series was one of the marquee items once the Goldin Auctions October Legends Auction closed Oct. 29.
The Buckner glove, which was worn by Buckner in one of the most famous plays in baseball history when Mookie Wilson’s grounder went through his legs, sold for a final price of $106,575. The starting bid was $25,000 and it received 14 bids.
The glove was gifted by Buckner to famed collector Barry Halper, and the back of the fingers are signed “To My Pal Barry, Best Wishes Bill Buckner.”
Included with the glove was a letter of authenticity from PSA/DNA. The record price was nearly 20 percent more than it previously sold for at auction.
The Nike high top cleats Buckner wore in that game was also sold in the auction. They sold for $6,737. It had a starting bid of $1,500 and received 16 bids. The cleats included a full LOA from MEARS.