Larsen perfect game uniform auctions for $756,000

The New York Yankees uniform Don Larsen wore when he pitched the only World Series perfect game has sold for $756,000 in the US.

The Bronx Bombers' pitcher retired all 27 batters he faced in game 5 of baseball's 1956 World Series.

Don Larsen perfect game uniform
"I really don't know what it is worth," Larsen had told the New York Times

In doing so he helped the Yankees to a 2-0 victory over the across town Brooklyn Dodgers. The Yankees went on to win the series in seven games.

"I really don't know what it is worth," Larsen told the New York Times prior to the auction.

"But what I do know is that in terms of historic importance, my uniform is a part of one of the greatest moments in the history of sports. I have thought about that perfect game, more than once a day, every day of my life since the day I threw it."

The result is a demonstration of the continuing importance that collectors attach to the greatest moments from America's Game.

Larsen's gloves, shoes, cap and last-out baseball from the historic game realised $120,750 in 2002, while the uniform worn by Larsen's catcher that day, Yogi Berra, sold for $565,000 in 2010.

Don Larsen
Don and Yogi celebrate after the last pitch

When it comes to the sector's biggest sales, however, Babe Ruth continues to lead the way.

The current sports memorabilia world record is held by Ruth's earliest known jersey, which sold for $4.4m in May.

The earliest known pair of Yankees pinstripes worn by Ruth are currently auctioning online until December 12.

You can view our collection of sports memorabilia for sale here.

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