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Phillies Hall of Fame Memorabilia Auction

At his death in May of 2010, Phillies Hall of Fame pitcher Robin Roberts left behind the memorabilia he had collected in his 19-season career in the major leagues and his four sons. Now, almost a year after his death, the sons can't decide how to divide the mementos. During his career, Roberts had acquired a Babe Ruth signed baseball, a 1950 National League championship ring and a collection of hand painted game-used baseballs.

Because they were not able to decide, Roberts' sons put the collection up for sale. The collection was dispersed in a live auction, conducted by Hunt Auctions. Before the auction the pieces were appraised. Two of the more valued items included Roberts' Hall of Fame induction ring was estimated between $15,000 - $25,000 and his 2008 World Series ring at $20,000 - $40,000.

His sons have kept more of the personal mementos of Roberts. In addition to excelling at baseball, in college Roberts also played basketball and won a trophy for the top college…