LAGUNA NIGUEL (AP) — A father-son sports collectors team from Santa Barbara bought the bat Kirk Gibson used for his historic

home run in the 1988 World Series for $575,912.40 early Sunday in SCP Auctions’ October/November auction, and also took home the four other Gibson artifacts on sale.

Chad and Doug Dreier of the Dreier Group paid $1.19 million for the five items, which included Gibson’s home run bat, his game-worn

Los Angeles Dodgers jersey ($303,277.20), batting helmet ($153,388.80), NL Most Valuable Player Award ($110,293.20) and World Series trophy ($45,578.40).

Proceeds from the sale of the World Series trophy and MVP award will benefit the Kirk Gibson Foundation.

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