“Bustin’ Babes” barnstorming cap worn by Babe Ruth at the pinnacle of his career will be highlight at the upcoming Platinum Night event held by Heritage Auctions.
This collectible item is owned by the descendants of a young pastry chef for a noted Santa Barbara, California hotel who received it as gift when Ruth and his group of traveling major leaguers visited during the off-season of 1927 or ‘28. Ruth was quite fond of this young woman, whose grandson offered it to the auction house.
The white cap features a black visor with “BB” on the front and Ruth’s name stitched in the leather headband. It’s one of few surviving artifacts from Ruth’s winter barnstorming excursions and is estimated to fetch $100,000.
On August 1 at Rosemont, Illinois’ Muvico Theatre, Heritage Auctions will offer approximately 100 high caliber pieces from all areas of the sports card and memorabilia hobby. Some of them are a 1915 and 1921 World Series press pins, game worn jerseys from Stan Musial, Roger Maris and Jim Bunning and a jersey attributed to the tragic career of Chicago Bears’ running back Brian Piccolo.