Babe Ruth Jersey Brings Record $5.64 Million

The NY Post reports that on  Saturday Hunt Auctions sold a circa 1928-1930 jersey worn by Babe Ruth for a record $5.64 million. The previous record was for a 1920 Ruth jersey which had sold for $4.4 million.

The NY Post reports
The Babe knows how to bring in a buck.

A jersey worn by Yankees icon Babe Ruth around 1928-30 sold for $5.64 million, a record price for sports memorabilia, during the Babe Ruth Collection auction at Yankee Stadium on Saturday, according to Hunt Auctions. The previous mark of $4.4 million was set by a 1920 Ruth jersey.

The auction was made up of more than 400 Yankees related lots, including hundreds of items Ruth’s family chose to release to the public.

“For many years, we cherished the items within his personal collection and have been blessed to represent his legacy through our many family endeavors,” Linda Ruth Tosetti, granddaughter of Babe Ruth told ESPN.

“The decision to share items from his personal collection was made with careful consideration and the intent to further his legacy within a new generation of baseball fans. Babe’s collection has remained largely unknown to the general public, and we felt it was time to bring these amazing pieces of his life to light. There could be no other place to showcase these items than Yankee Stadium, and we are also thrilled to be able to benefit related charitable entities through the sale of these items.”
Source: The NY Post

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