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Game-used Stephen Strasburg memorabilia hits auction block by Chris Olds

Update: The ball sold for more than $20,000.

Less than a day after his dazzling major league debut, game-used memorabilia from Stephen Strasburg‘s 14-strikeout night as well as items from his pro debut in the minor leagues in April have hit the auction block at

Leading the way so far is a signed and inscribed  “MLB Debut 14 K’s 1st MLB win” game-used baseball. The ball, which was used against Garrett Jones in the second inning Tuesday night, has attracted 11 bids and is at $1,210 with a week or so remaining in the auction.

Other items on the block include first base from the fourth to sixth innings — $630 after three bids — and several items from his debut on April 11. Among those items are a signed lineup card, a game-used rosin bag, a game-used ball,  first base and even an MLB-certified authentic cleat cleaner, which is up to $80. (You know you need one of those…)

A pair of non game-used autographed items also are on the block — a signed baseball that’s up to $215 after 13 bids, and a signed jersey, which is at $610 — for now.

See more images from the auctions after the jump.

Chris Olds is the editor of Beckett Baseball. Have a comment, question or idea? Send an e-mail to him at Follow him on Twitter by clicking here.


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Buyers really need to pay attention to what they are buying. As noted above (and on the auction page) some of the items were used in his PRO debut — as in his first minor league start, like that “Eastern League” ball.

Comment by Newspaperman

No. Stephen Strasburg is not Jewish.

Comment by Chris Harris

You are correct, sir. You’d be shocked to see how many people got here yesterday searching for that info … so, yes, I added it as a tag.

Comment by chrisolds

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