Reggie Jackson to sell big letters from old Yankee Stadium

NEW YORK (AP) — Some very big, familiar pieces of New York City sports history are going on the auction block — courtesy of a baseball star.

The 10-foot high letters that spelled “Yankee Stadium” atop the original Bronx ballpark are being offered for sale at Sotheby’s on April 1. They’re estimated to sell for $300,000 to $600,000.

The owner is Yankee Hall of Famer Reggie Jackson.

Mr. October bought the letters after the Yankees’ last game at the stadium in 2008. They had adorned the ballpark since 1976. They were there when Jackson hit three consecutive home runs in the sixth game of the 1977 World Series.

The Hall of Famer says he wants “a new generation to own and enjoy this icon of the Yankees and of New York City.”