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Babe Ruth’s Jersey Auctioned For Record $5,4 Million

Babe Ruth's Jersey

The sports memorabilia world has a new undisputed record! Babe Ruth game-worn Yankees jersey from the late 1920’s sold for a record $5,64 million at auction, according to Hunt Auctions, which conducted the sale Saturday at Yankee Stadium.
The Yankees jersey was part of a collection of items that Ruth’s family put up for sale. His granddaughter, Linda Ruth Tosetti, says in a statement that a portion of the proceeds will go to charity.

Babe Ruth’s Jersey


There were over 400 items in all and the auction attracted attention from advance collectors, historians, investors, and sports fans worldwide including international participation from Japan. Bidding outpaced pre-sale estimates on many high-profile items.
Before this auction, most expensive piece of sports memorabilia on record is a 1920 Ruth jersey that went for just more than $4.4 million in 2012.

Babe Ruth’s Jersey

 

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Aleksandra Arsenovic graduated with a degree in economics and has a master degree in tourism. Since she worked as a travel agent, she has traveled around the world and developed an interest in luxurious hotels and exotic destinations. As a big fashion fan, Aleksandra loves expensive and luxury fashion items. As an editor of Extravaganzi she shares her knowledge about travels, fashion and accessories.

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