The Personal Collection of Babe Ruth at Public Auction

June 15, 2019 | Yankee Stadium

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Babe Ruth New York Yankees Jersey and Personal Collection Shatter Records During Historic Live Auction in Yankee Stadium

Hunt Auctions was honored to present a highly significant offering of historic baseball artifacts and personal materials from the collection of New York Yankees' legend, Babe Ruth. The collection had largely remained unknown to the general public and included hundreds of pieces relating to the life and career of the most iconic player in the history of the game.

Hunt Auctions partnered with Babe Ruth's family along with select additions from elite third party collections to offer the largest assemblage of personal items and artifacts relating to the baseball legend. The auction featured over 400 items and attracted die hard collectors, historians, investors, and sports fans worldwide including international participation from Japan with bidding outpacing estimates on many high-profile items. Most notably, a Babe Ruth New York Yankees professional model road jersey dating to the 1928-30 period soared to $5,640,000 breaking the record for the most expensive piece of sports memorabilia to have ever been sold. A select group of intense bidders competed against each other to settle in at the record price which smashed the previous amount of $4,400,000 previously held by a 1920 Babe Ruth jersey.


Babe Ruth Professional Model Cleats
Sold for $72,000

Babe Ruth 1935 Boston Braves Autographed Contract Agreement
Sold for $96,000

Babe Ruth 1934 Tour of Japan Champion Batsman Presentational Trophy
Sold for $90,000

Lou Gehrig Photograph Inscribed to Babe Ruth
Sold for $480,000

1929 Babe Ruth "Idol of Millions" presentational trophy
Sold for $156,000

Momentous 1923 New York Yankees World Championship Trophy
Sold for $120,000


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