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April 26, 1999
Cruel Clothes and I.D. for Big Egos
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April 26, 1999

The Goods

Cruel Clothes and I.D. for Big Egos

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Who needs another Mark McGwire home run ball? An April 29-30 auction hosted by Mastro Fine Sports of Oak Brook, III., and Sales On Line Direct (www.auctioninc.com) offers more personal paraphernalia. Want to lounge around in the robe Ty Cobb wore while he cussed out Al Stump? Bids start at $900. Care to get gussied up in the purple sequined outfit Tonya Harding wore at the 1994 U.S. Figure Skating Championships after Nancy Kerrigan got kneecapped? You'll need at least $2,000. Got a soft spot for hardware? Try Manny Sanguillen's '71 World Series ring ($2,500) or Mike Cuellar's '69 Cy Young Award ($5,000).

Two items offer the chance to assume the identity—or at least the I.D.—of a sports hero. Mickey Mantle's passport (minimum bid, $6,000) reveals that his eyes were gray and bears customs stamps from Bermuda, the Bahamas and France. Michael Jordan's expired Illinois driver's license features nearly a dozen holes traffic cops made when stapling driving citations to it. It'll cost you at least $1,000 to be like Mike.

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