Larsen auctions off World Series perfect game jersey
Summary of 3 articles · Updated Dec 6, 2012
"I've been thinking about it for a bit," Larsen told the AP in October. The total: $756,000 for the New York Yankees jersey that Don Larsen wore in 1956 while pitching the only perfect game in World Series history. The jersey Larsen wore during Game 5 of the 1956 World Series went for $756,000 at an auction held by Steiner Sports, according to an ESPN.com report. As reported by Darren Rovell of ESPN.com, the auction for the famous top concluded on Wednesday night and was held because Larsen wants to pad his grandchildren's college funds. An early Babe Ruth jersey sold for $4.4 million back in May, becoming the most expensive sports memorabilia item ever in the process. The final price should cover a lot of books, a few meal passes and maybe even a year of tuition or two with today's rates, but the final number has to come as a disappointment.