December 03, 2012
During his career as aMajor League shortstop, Ozzie Smith was known as “The Wizard”. In addition, due to his dazzling defense, Smith compiled 13 gold glove awards, which is the record for gold gloves for a shortstop. Recently, Smith sold his gold gloves at auction for a sum total of $519,203.
Other items sold at the same auction include two pairs of Muhammad Ali’s boxing gloves, which sold for $385,484. The gloves were those used by Ali when he fought both Sonny Liston and Joe Frazier. In addition to Ali’s gloves, a 1922 Babe Ruth Yankees team sweater sold for just over one quarter million dollars, and a bat used by Lou Gehrig in either 1938 or 1939 sold for just over $75,000. All winning bidders desired to remain anonymous.
Authentic Store Buzz: Pro League Authentics has just come out with a new exclusive line of apparel. The Legends Line- Wilt Chamberlain. A fan of Wilt the Stilt, The Big Dipper, or maybe you just know him as Mr. 100. Wilt Chamberlain was a basketball legend, considered by many to be the most athletic and talented player to ever strut onto the NBA hardwood. The big man, who wore number 13 and was famous for wearing the sweatband on his head, once dropped 100 points in Hershey, PA. PLA has the exclusive line of shirts of the Wilt Chamberlain line.
As the NFL season continues, PLA continues to provide a great selection of authentic NIKE NFL jerseys including the newest one, a home blue Andrew Luck jersey. In fact, PLA is now offering 50% off on any NIKE NFL jerseys. All are authentic. Check our selection out on our website, call up the store to inquire, or keep track of our Facebook Page and Twitter feed for daily updates.
Authentically Speaking Trivia Time: What color were the shoes worn by the first four Seahawks teams? Answer to come tomorrow.
Wednesday’s answer: 1907.