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Ali's 'Thrilla in Manila' boots and Jordan's backboard among $430,000 worth of US sports merchandise up for auction

But Mickey Mantle baseball cards are still the hottest property stateside.

MEMEMTOS FROM THE career highs of Muhammad Ali, Michael Jordan and Caitlyn Jenner will go up for auction in Chicago next week.

If you can stump up the dough, here’s what you could walk away with from the Heritage Auctions’ Summer Platinum Night.

Boxing boots worn by Muhammad Ali during the ‘Thrilla in Manila’ against Joe Frazier are valued at more than $50,000 (€46,040)


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The basket, backboard, and stanchion immortalized by Michael Jordan’s buzzer-beating shot against Cleveland should fetch more than $100,000 (€92,086)

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The Olympic Torch carried by Jenner during the 1984 Torch Relay will sell for more than $20,000 (€18,415)

Jenner and the torch crossed from the Nevada side of Lake Tahoe into California as part of an 82-day relay that covered over 9,300 miles and 33 states.

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At the time, the 34-year-old athlete and winner of the 1976 Olympic decathlon had recently fallen off a motorcycle and sustained a broken leg, but she managed to have the cast off in time to participate in the relay.

A baseball card of the 1859 Brooklyn Atlantics (the only team card from before the Civil War known to exist), will likely to go for more than $50,000 (€46,040)

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Chicago Bears’ coach Mike Ditka’s personal playbook from the 1985 Super Bowl is worth a minimum of $10,000 (€9,200)

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Americans are still NUTS about baseball cards, this near-mint 1952 Mickey Mantle rookie card has an estimated value of more than $200,000 (€181,146)

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-Originally published 11.32

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