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Want a signed Ali boxing glove? LeBron basketball? Head to auction

A portrait of Muhammad Ali is displayed next to a pair of boxing gloves at the I Am Ali Festival at the Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts in 2016. A boxing glove signed by late boxing great will be one of the sports memorabilia items up for bid at an Internal Revenue Service public auction Wednesday in Sacramento.
A portrait of Muhammad Ali is displayed next to a pair of boxing gloves at the I Am Ali Festival at the Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts in 2016. A boxing glove signed by late boxing great will be one of the sports memorabilia items up for bid at an Internal Revenue Service public auction Wednesday in Sacramento. AP

The Internal Revenue Service will conduct a public auction Wednesday in Sacramento, selling sports memorabilia and other collectibles.

The auction will begin at 11 a.m. in Room 110 of the IRS building at 4330 Watt Ave. Items may be inspected from 9 to 11 a.m., and registration will be open before the auction commences.

All payments must be in cash or by a certified cashier’s or treasurer’s check drawn on any bank or trust company incorporated under the laws of the United States. Payments also may be made by any U.S. Postal Service, bank, express or telegraph money order. Checks or money orders should be made payable to the United States Treasury.

Personal checks and credit cards will not be accepted.

IRS officials said items up for bid include basketballs signed by former pro great Michael Jordan and current NBA star LeBron James, plus a signed Muhammad Ali boxing glove.

Photographs of auction items and more information can be seen at irsauctions.gov.

Mark Glover: 916-321-1184, @markhglover

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