The Babe Ruth Collection at Public Auction

Saturday, June 15, 2019 at 12:00pm ET


Location: Yankee Stadium: 1 E 161st St. The Bronx, NY 10451

+ Bidding Procedures

Welcome to the online catalogue for the Babe Ruth Collection at Public Auction. This exclusive live auction will feature over 400 lots of vintage and modern baseball memorabilia. The auctioneer generally sells 75 lots per hour in numerical order per the catalogue.

Online pre-bidding will close on Friday, June 14th at 10:00pm ET. To register to phone bid during the Live Auction please call 610-524-0822 or email info@huntauctions.com


Preview Exhibition
Yankee Stadium - Legends Suite Club
1 E 161st St.
The Bronx, NY 10451

Thursday, June 13th | 12:00pm - 8:00pm
Friday, June 14th | 9:00am - 5:00pm
Saturday, June 15th | 8:00am - 12:00pm

*Enter Yankee Stadium at the Suite Entrance Lobby, adjacent to Gate 4, located at the corner of 161st Street and Jerome Avenue

Tickets
In order to enter Yankee Stadium for the preview exhibitions or auction day tickets will be required for each day. To obtain a ticket please contact Hunt Auctions.

Interactive Online Bidding will be available to all registered Hunt Auctions bidders. This bidding platform will provide Hunt Auctions bidders the ability to participate with real time interactive online bidding during the live auction. The interactive bidding will be powered by Invaluable and may be accessed via a link that will be available closer to the date of the auction. Bidders must have a valid Hunt Auctions username and current email address to bid interactively online during the auction. Please note, unless you have already received premiere bidding status and plan to bid live online for item(s) totalling $5,000 or higher, you will need to be preapproved as such.


The Babe Ruth Collection
It is with great honor that we present the personal collection of George Herman "Babe" Ruth. The collection has largely remained unknown to the general public and includes hundreds of pieces relating to the life and career of the most iconic player in the history of the game. Babe Ruth ascended to the highest pinnacle in the sport of baseball from humble beginnings as a troubled young boy who entered St. Mary's Industrial School for Boys at the age of 7. Ruth quickly became noticed as an outstanding young player under the guidance of Brother Mathias Boutlier and was signed by Baltimore Orioles owner, Jack Dunn, in 1914. After brief Minor League stints with Baltimore and Providence clubs, Babe Ruth began his Major League Baseball career with the Boston Red Sox. Ruth would go on to play for 22 years primarily with the Red Sox and famously the New York Yankees after a sale to the team in 1920. His acumen as a dominant pitcher and penchant to hit tape measure home runs quite literally changed the manner in which the game was played. Babe would end his career in 1935 with statistics and a resume that had not previously been seen in the game of baseball: 714 Home Runs, .342 batting average, 2,213 Runs Batted In, Seven Time World Champion, 12 Time AL Home Run leader, and election into the inaugural class of the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1936. While the career accomplishments of Babe Ruth on the field rank at the highest level of achievement, it was his general popularity and larger-than-life character that cemented his legacy as a seminal figure in the history of American popular culture. Ruth lived his life just as he played it on the field, with a charisma not seen before-or since-in American sports. Babe became the most popular figure in the country during the roaring 1920s era inclusive of numerous off the field business endorsements. Through all of Ruth's popularity, he never forgot his humble beginnings and consistently devoted time to charitable causes-particularly those relating to the needs of children. It is due in no small part to the beloved icon's status, honored by generations of fans, that he remains the most popular athlete in American history.


The Mickey Mantle Collection
A significant cache of items from New York Yankees icon and Hall of Fame member, Mickey Mantle will be included within this historic auction. Items include previously unknown group of handwritten letters dating to 1950-51. The materials have been consigned directly by the Mantle family and include several significant pieces relating to Mantle's storied career.



Auction Location
Yankee Stadium - Legends Suite Club
1 E 161st St.
The Bronx, NY 10451
*Enter Yankee Stadium at the Suite Entrance Lobby, adjacent to Gate 4, located at the corner of 161st Street and Jerome Avenue

Auction Time:
Saturday, June 15th | 12:00pm ET
*Please note: There will be a 20% buyer's premium for this auction

Auctioneer:
Scott Foster

Bidding Inquiries:
Hunt Auctions
256 Welsh Pool Road | Exton, PA 19341
Ph: 610.524.0822 | Fax: 610.524.0826
www.huntauctions.com | info@huntauctions.com