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Flood's stuff sells for more than $92,000

Curt Flood's 1964 World Series ring fetched $24,150 and his 1963 Gold Glove brought in $15,180 Saturday when they went across the auction block over the weekend in Louisville, Ken.

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Curt Flood's 1964 World Series ring sold for $24,150 over the weekend at a sports auction.

All told, the items in Flood's person collection brought in $92,421.59. They were sold as part of a sports memorabilia auction held at the Lousville Slugger factory and museum.

Other significant Flood items to sell were a Rosa Parks signed baseball to Curt Flood which sold for $11,500.00 -- believed to be the only baseball in existence that is signed by the civil rights pioneer -- and a Curt Flood autographed copy of the 1972 Supreme Court Report that contained details of the outcome of his 1971 lawsuit against baseball that led to the demise of the reserve clause. It sold for $2,990.00.


The recipient of the highest bid was a 1948 game worn Jackie Robinson jersey that sold for 373,750.50.