For sale: Derek Jeter bat, Beatles' Shea lockers & more

Historic baseball memorabilia

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Opening day in baseball is finally here, and while America's pastime returns for a fresh start, a top auction site is offering a glimpse back in time with historic, one-of-a-kind, baseball memorabilia from some of the game's greatest players of all time.

The auction is headlined by a wide array of items that includes a Derek Jeter rookie-season baseball bat, a Sandy Koufax game-worn cap, and a game-used ball signed by the entire 1927 World Series Championship New York Yankees.

"What we were able to get for the auction is incredibly unique and historic and in some cases the only one that exists in the world," said Ken Goldin, founder of Goldin Auctions. The auction starts Monday and runs through April 25.

Goldin said the 1960 Ted Williams Glove has garnered the most interest because it is the last glove Williams ever used as a player in his final 1960 season. It's expected to sell for more than $200,000.

By CNBC's Jessica Golden

Posted 31 March 2014

1960 Ted Williams glove

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This one-of-a-kind, 1960 Ted Williams glove is a rare find for collectors. It is signed by the Hall-of-Famer twice, and is the very last glove Williams used as a player from his final season in 1960. The glove shows game use with the darkened palm, and slightly worn leather laces from William's wear.

It has appeared in numerous books and magazines, and is called "The finest Ted Williams glove in existence" by Glove Experts.

Bidding begins at $35,000

Sandy Koufax game-used cap

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This piece of baseball history comes from Sandy Koufax's record-breaking 1965 season: 382 strikeouts, a 2.04 ERA and the first perfect game by a lefty since the 1880's. The timeless Dodgers' hat still has its bright blue color but shows game use with perspiration stains. This is the only known authentic game-used LA Dodgers Sandy Koufax cap in existence.

Bidding begins at $2,500.

Beatles 1965 Shea Stadium lockers

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In 1965, The Fab Four rocked Shea Stadium as they performed an electrifying concert for the documentary, "The Beatles at Shea Stadium." Offered here are the lockers used by the Beatles on their maiden voyage to the United States.

The lockers were removed from the umpire's locker room before Shea was demolished.

Bidding begins at $15,000.

1992 George Brett bat

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This C271 Louisville Slugger bat was used by George Brett during his 21-year baseball career playing with the Kansas City Royals. Brett's 3,154 career hits are the most by any third baseman in major league history.

The bat shows heavy use, a cracked handle and is covered in tar stains. The three-time Silver Slugger and baseball Hall-of-Famer added his signature to the bat in a small part not covered in tar.

Bidding begins at $2,500.

1996 Derek Jeter rookie bat

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This Louisville Slugger bat was used by Derek Jeter during his 1996 Rookie season. The 22-year old rising star batted .314 with 10 homeruns that season, earning the coveted Rookie of the Year Award.

The bat is signed with a silver sharpie, "Derek Jeter ROY 96." Jeter announced during the off-season that 2014 will be his final season.

Bidding begins at $3,500.

Babe Ruth ball

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This collector's item is a signed Babe Ruth baseball. Perfectly scripted across the sweet spot in black fountain pen is an autograph from the Bambino himself. The ball dates back to some of Bath Ruth's greatest years.

Bidding begins at $5,000.

Torres SF world series ring

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This item is a 2010 San Francisco Giants World Series ring given to outfielder Andrews Torres. Torres and the Giants shocked the Texas Rangers that year to secure their first World Series Championship since 1954. The ring was designed and produced by Tiffany & Co and is made from white gold, with some 14K gold.

Bidding begins at $6,500.

Carl Yastrzemski jersey

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The great Carl Yastrzemski played 23 seasons for the Boston Red Sox, his final in 1983 when he wore the gray road jersey. This autographed, button-down jersey was worn in the Hall-of-Famer's final season when he pounded out more than 100 hits and double-digit homeruns at the age of 43.

Bidding begins at $2,500.

1965 Pete Rose bat

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This bat came from Pete Rose's 1965 breakout season. Rose let the National League in hitting that year with 209 hits, his first of 10 seasons with 200 or more hits. The bat is a Hillerich & Bradsby S2 and is signed by Rose on the bat's barrel in black marker.

Bidding begins at $1,500.

1927 Yankees team-signed ball including Gehrig

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This creamy-white OAL Ban Johnson baseball has red and blue stitching with bold stampings and 23 fountain pen signatures of the 1927 New York Yankees, which featured legends Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig.

The 1927 Yankees, widely considered by historians and baseball fans as the greatest team of all time, won a then-league record of 110 games and defeated the Pittsburgh Pirates to win the World Series in four games.

Bidding begins at $1,000.

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