Jenner Olympic Torch, 1860s baseball card on auction block

Thursday, July 30, 2015

NEW YORK -- The 1984 Summer Olympic Torch that Bruce Jenner carried through Lake Tahoe, Nevada, goes on the auction block Thursday.

It's among the highlights of a Heritage Auctions sports memorabilia sale in Chicago.

The torch is the first major piece of Jenner memorabilia to go to auction since the winner of the 1976 Olympic Decathlon Gold Medal became Caitlyn Jenner. It's estimated to bring about $20,000.

The seller is a Los Angeles philanthropist and entrepreneur who orchestrated the Tahoe leg of the torch relay and secured Jenner's participation.

Heritage also is offering a circa 1860s Brooklyn Atlantics team baseball card that's been in the same family for over 150 years. It's being sold by a Massachusetts woman whose great-great-uncle is among the players pictured on the card. It could fetch about $50,000.

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