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The hammer finally fell on Santonio Holmes' Super Bowl-winning gloves, and the bidding stopped at $70,200. Judging by the bid history, it looked like a two-horse race once the auction reached $48,000.

Considering the significance of the play and the popularity of the Steelers, this sounds like a reasonable price, believe it or not. Don't forget, Todd McFarlane paid $3 million for Mark McGwire's 70th home run ball in 1999, so this is relatively a bargain by comparison. And hopefully Santonio will never have to appear in front of Congress and simultaneously flush the value of this piece of memorabilia down the drain like McGwire's appearance did to McFarlane's ball.

The charity that benefits from the sale, The Sickle Cell Disease Association of America Inc., did pretty well with this to boot. Getting $70K for anything in this economy is no small feat, so that money will hopefully do some good. It looks like a win-win for everyone involved, which means that once again, the Steelers are connected to a victory, even after the big game.

Santonio Holmes Gloves [CMarket]

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