Aaron Judge’s Game-Used Jersey, Madonna Letter Dissing Whitney Houston, and More Fresh News

New York Yankees jersey Aaron Judge wore in the Mother’s Day 2017 game that pitted the Yankees against the Houston Astros. Image courtesy of Heritage Auctions

 

News and updates from around the arts and auction community:

  • At 6ft 7in tall and 285 lbs., Yankees phenom Aaron Judge can knock a baseball out of the park as often as he pleases, based on his easy win in this year’s Home Run Derby. With that riveting performance still on the minds of sports fans, there could be strong competition when Judge’s game-worn jersey from the Yankees-Astros Mother’s Day 2017 game is auctioned next month. [Read more from Heritage]
  • Last week we told you about the upcoming auction of a letter Tupak Shakur wrote to Madonna from prison. The same auction also contains a letter in which Madonna calls Whitney Houston and Sharon Stone “horribly mediocre.” Really? That’s news to us. But that’s not all the pop diva had to say. [Read more from Page Six]
  • Today two Revolutionary War amputation kits used by Continental Army surgeon Dr. John Warren sold for over $100K in Boston. The primitive tools contained in the kits are sobering reminders of how much the wounded soldiers must have suffered in the fight for independence. [Read more from CNN]
  • It’s actually going to happen. A Spanish judge has just set a July 20 date for Salvador Dali’s body to be exhumed. The courts say the eccentric artist’s DNA is needed to resolve a paternity case filed against the Dali estate by a 61-year-old professional psychic from Catalonia. [Read more from France24]

 

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