Gold Pocket Watch Owned by Babe Ruth Sold For More Than $650,000 at Auction

A gold pocket watch owned by Babe Ruth has sold for $650,108 at an auction in Southern California. According to SPC, the company which conducted the auction, this exceptional collector’s item was from the 25th anniversary celebration in 1948 of the opening of Yankee Stadium. Reportedly because of the number of fans the baseball legend drew to the venue, the stadium came to be dubbed as “The House That Ruth Built”.

Pocket watch awarded to Babe Ruth tops $650,000 at auction
More than 1,000 sports memorabilia items were sold Sunday for a total of $4.5 million. Other notable items sold at auction include a 1965 Sandy Koufax-autographed L.A. Dodgers home jersey worn in a game that fetched $268,664. Also, Satchel Paige’s 1971 National Baseball Hall of Fame induction ring set a world record for a baseball-related ring, selling for $259,642.

Pocket watch awarded to Babe Ruth tops $650,000 at auction

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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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