May 25th, 2016 Summer Games Catalog Auction (#46)
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Roger Maris was given the 1961 American League MVP award for hitting 61 home runs with 141 RBI. This 10k gold-filled, vintage MVP presentation lighter has a New York Yankees “NY” logo engraved on it with text above that reads, “1961 NEW YORK YANKEES WORLD SERIES CHAMPIONS”. On the other side of the lighter reads, “ROGER MARIS #9 - HOME RUN KING - 61 HOME RUNS - MAJOR LEAGUE PLAYER OF THE YEAR”. This lighter appears to be from that era and the only reference we can find for a Maris gold lighter is the one he gave to Sal Durante, who is the man that caught Maris’ 61st record-breaking home run. While we are not saying that this is the exact lighter, it appears to be our only point of reference.
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Price Realized: $799
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Auction closed on Thursday, May 26, 2016.
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