Last Updated on 12/19/2005 by bidz

Baseball collector Halper dies – MLB
Monday December 19, 2005

“LIVINGSTON, N.J. (AP) — Barry Halper, owner of one of the most extensive collections of baseball memorabilia and a limited partner in the New York Yankees, has died at 66.

…Halper amassed some 80,000 items, including uniforms of many Hall of Famers, an original ticket from the first World Series in 1903 and the jersey Lou Gehrig wore in his farewell speech at Yankee Stadium in 1939. Halper also owned oddities such as the false teeth worn by Ty Cobb, baseball’s all-time leading hitter.”

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