Letters from old Yankee Stadium could sell for $600,000

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Big Letters From Old Yankee Stadium Going Up for Auction

Here's one auction baseball fans do not want to miss: The blue letters that adorned New York's old Yankee Stadium are up for sale.

The 13 letters were first placed on the outside of the stadium in 1976. They were taken down 32 years later when Yankee Stadium was demolished in 2008.

The letters measure 10 feet tall and between 2 to 10 feet wide.

Yankees great Reggie Jackson purchased the letters after they were removed. The Hall of Famer earned the nickname Mr. October by hitting three home runs in Game 6 of the 1977 World Series at Yankee Stadium - only a year after the letters went up.

New York Post reports Reggie purchased the letters along with a set of stadium seats, the batter's backdrop and his old locker.

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FILE - This Sept. 21, 2008, file photo, shows the old Yankee Stadium in the Bronx borough of New York, on the day of the final regular season game at the stadium. The 10-foot high letters that spelled Yankee Stadium atop the original ballpark are being offered for sale at Sothebys on April 1, 2015. The owner is Yankee legend Reggie Mr. October Jackson, who bought the letters after the Yankees last game at the stadium. (AP Photo/Stephen Chernin, File)
NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 21, 2008: The letters mounted atop the stadium outside the home plate entrance will welcome patrons to the new Yankee Stadium next season as viewed prior to the final game at the original Yankee Stadium on September 21, 2008 between the Baltimore Orioles and New York Yankees in New York, New York. (Photo by: Diamond Images/Getty Images)
The renovation of New York's Yankee Stadium in the Bronx borough is nearly complete before the 1976 season. The Yankees played at Shea Stadium in 1974 and 1975 while their own stadium was being overhauled. (AP Photo/Suzanne Vlamis)
UNITED STATES - SEPTEMBER 19: North Shore Neon and North Shore Crane installed the internally illuminated 12-foot high, 3-feet deep letters in 'Yankee' font atop the sunscreen at the New Yankee Stadium (Photo by Robert Sabo/NY Daily News Archive via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 15, 1976: A general view of the action during the Opening Day Game on April 15, 1976 between the Minnesota Twins and the New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium in New York, New York. 760415-09 (Photo by: Olen Collection/Diamond Images/Getty Images)
Fans line up to watch a ball game at Yankee stadium date is unknown. (Photo by Sporting News/Sporting News via Getty Images)
Major League Baseball -- 'Yankees vs. Brewers' -- Pictured: Sportscaster Hary Coyle at Yankee Stadium in New York, NY on September 10, 1976 -- (Photo by: Rob Bennett/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
UNITED STATES - SEPTEMBER 19: North Shore Neon and North Shore Crane installed the internally illuminated 12-foot high, 3-feet deep letters in 'Yankee' font atop the sunscreen at the new Yankee Stadium (Photo by Robert Sabo/NY Daily News Archive via Getty Images)
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Now, Jackson is teaming up with Sotheby's to sell the letters.

In its description of the auction lot, Sotheby's reminds potential bidders that the letters adorned the stadium during "six of the Yankees record breaking 27 World Series Championships; the only two Perfect Games thrown by New York Yankees pitchers to date, as well as their historic 1998 season when they recorded 125 wins."

ESPN analyst Keith Olbermann isn't real confident the lot, which is comprised of all 13 letters, will sell.

"The market for them appears to be Reggie Jackson and me, and I already turned them down six years ago," Olbermann said.

Sotheby's is predicting the lot could sell for as much as $600,000 when it hits the auction block April 1.

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