The baseball Mark McGwire hit for home run number 70 is shown at New York's Madison Square Garden Tuesday, Jan. 12, 1999, after it was sold at auction to an undisclosed phone bidder for $2.7 million, plus commission. The previous record for a baseball sold at auction was $126,000, the ball Babe Ruth hit for the first home run in Yankee Stadium. (AP Photo/Ron Frehm)
Expensive auction items
A look at the items to garner big price tags on the auction block.