Yankee Stadium Memorabilia On The Block At MSG

NEW YORK (AP) - The last ball hit out of Yankee Stadium didn't leave the auction block in a memorabilia auction celebrating Bronx Bombers history.

The ball, smacked by catcher Jose Molina on Sept. 21, was expected to fetch up to $400,000 Saturday in an auction at Madison Square Garden.

But it was pulled from the sale after failing to attract even as much as the suggested opening bid of $100,000.

More than 400 items linked to the storied franchise were on the block, including over 100 architectural drawings of the original Yankee Stadium.

Mickey Mantle's old 1949 Plymouth convertible sold for $34,000. More than half of the items came from a New Jersey collector.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

AP-NY-10-18-08 1635EDT


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