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LELAND'S NABS $9,500 FOR BARRY BONDS 1993 'GAME' USED ALL-STAR JERSEY AT CHARITY AUCTION

 NEW YORK, June 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Leland's Collectibles, Inc. raised $213,000 for charity last night by auctioning the jerseys to be worn by all the players in tomorrow's all-star game in Baltimore. The jerseys, made available for the first time ever to the general public, will literally be torn off the players backs as they leave the field when the game is over Tuesday evening.
 The top lot in the sale was the jersey of San Francisco Giants star outfielder Barry Bonds for $9,500. Other all-star jerseys that also fetched top dollar include: Gary Sheffield, $6,500; Ken Griffey, Jr., $5,500; Kirby Puckett, $5,250; Ryne Sandberg, $5,250; Cal Ripken, Jr., $5,000; Mike Piazza, $4,250 and Wade Boggs, $3,750.
 The auction held Sunday evening at the all-star fan-fest in Baltimore Convention Center was organized by Leland's in cooperation with Major League Baseball and the Major League Baseball Players Association.
 One hundred percent of the proceeds will go to the Children's Defense Fund, a national organization that aids poor, minority and disabled children.
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 /CONTACT: Michael Puzzo of Leland's, 212-545-0800, or at night, 917-458-0124/


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