SOME INTERESTING sports auctions in the news recently:
Andy Reid, clearing his house and mind of everything Eagles as he and Tammy move to Kansas City, sold such items as a pair of 5XL shorts, a pair of Crocs, Eagles flip-flops and Christmas ornaments. The Reids donated all proceeds from the sale to the Harriton High football program and a nonprofit organization that helps fight domestic violence.
Kobe Bryant's parents, Joe and Pam, have a bunch of Kobe memorabilia in their possession, with all the proceeds going to them. The items, which include Kobe's Lower Merion High uniforms, Lakers NBA championship rings and his 1996 state championship ring, are said to be worth $1.2 million. Kobe is trying to halt the auction, scheduled to take place next month.
Mike Eruzione, the hero from "Miracle on Ice," auctioned off some of his 1980 Olympic stuff and banked over $1 million.
Don Larsen sold the game-worn jersey from his 1956 World Series perfect game for $756,000 to help pay for his grandkids' college education.
Home-run balls hit by Barry Bonds and Mark McGwire have provided a rich-quick remedy.
But no matter how much money you have, there are some Philly sports items that you could never get a hold of:
1. Andrew Bynum's Sixers game-worn jersey.
2. Allen Iverson's Good Guy Award from the Philadelphia Sports Writers Association.
3. Donovan McNabb's Super Bowl ring.
4. John Felske's manager of the year award.
5. Richie Allen's Gold Glove Award.
6. A copy of Ilya Bryzgalov's Flyers contract extension, along with his book, "My favorite places to visit in North and West Philly."
7. Brad Daugherty's rookie contract with the 76ers.
8. Buddy Ryan's invitation to a Norman Braman family wedding.
9. A list of Steve Carlton's 10 greatest quotes.
10. A bag of Bernie Parent hate mail.
If only . . .