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His Olympic medals had been won—and then stripped.  His football career was over.  1922 would also mark the final year of his professional baseball career.  Jim Thorpe’s life wasn’t always easy after that but his remarkable athletic career is celebrated on one final trading card from his days as one of the 20th century’s greatest athletes.  One of the two highest graded examples of Thorpe’s rare 1922 Zeenut Pacific Coast League baseball cards is now up for grabs.

LeBron Shoes

LeBron made good on his promise to give Cleveland the championship the city so desperately sought. It took 7 games, a historic comeback from a 3-1 deficit, and a Kyrie Irving three to seal the deal, but it actually happened. SCP Auctions is taking us back to the earlier years of LeBron’s career with their latest relic, Game-Worn LeBron Shoes from The King’s rookie season. This Nike Air Zoom Generation pair features that iconic white and black colorway from LeBron’s first game against the Sacramento Kings (although it isn’t specified which outing this particular game used offering is from).

Yount's 1976 Game Worn, Signed Brewers Home Jersey

Were you in County Stadium on Sept. 9, 1992, when Robin Yount collected his 3,000th career hit? Did you ever wonder what it would be like to possess the baseball or bat the Milwaukee Brewers’ Hall of Famer used for that magical milestone? Well, those items and many more formerly owned by the Milwaukee baseball icon can be yours if you bid successfully in an online auction beginning Wednesday and running through Aug. 20.

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SCP Auctions will be offering the prestigious Robin Yount Collection as part of its upcoming 2016 Mid-Summer Classic online auction. Drafted by the Brewers third overall in 1973, Yount made his debut for Milwaukee in 1974 at the age of 18 and quickly became the Brewers’ starting shortstop. With almost two full seasons as a regular before he turned 20, he broke Mel Ott’s longstanding record for most MLB games played as a teenager with 243. He won his first A.L. MVP as a shortstop in 1982 (.331/29/114) before switching to center field, where he captured his second league MVP award in 1989 after batting .318 with 21 home runs and 102 RBI.

Alston HOF Plaque - 1983

A single at-bat, which resulted in a strikeout, comprised the playing career of the late Walter Alston. But four World Series titles, seven National League pennants and 2,040 regular season triumphs later – all realized in a managerial capacity at the helm of the Brooklyn and Los Angeles Dodgers – cobbled his path to Cooperstown. SCP Auctions is honored to present the Walter Alston Estate Collection as part of its 2016 Mid-Summer Classic Auction. Nearly 100  lots will go up for bid on Aug. 3.