New York Sports Legends: Babe Ruth’s Memorabilia

I’ll set aside my New York Jets articles to give homage to one true American legend: Babe Ruth. In my opinion, the Bambino is the undisputed king of baseball memorabilia, which is a testament to his status as the greatest star in American baseball history.

Image source: moneyinc.com
Image source: moneyinc.com

To give you all an idea of just how much Babe Ruth is worth to people today, decades after his death, let’s take a look at some of the most expensive things related to him, that were sold in the market.

A Yankees jersey Babe Ruth sported in 1920 was sold in 2012. For how much you ask? Oh, for a little over $4.4 million. The bat the Bambino used when he hit a historical home run in 1923 – the first home run in Yankee Stadium, was one sought-after object, so sought-after in fact, that someone was willing to, and actually paid more than $1.2 million for it in 2004.

Image source: cbssports.com
Image source: cbssports.com

It’s even more mind-boggling when you think about it, that even the Babe Ruth contracts would sell for over a million bucks. But yeah, that was the case with Ruth’s oldest player contract in existence – the 1918 Boston Red Sox contract. The 1919 contract that sold Ruth to the Yankees fetched a price that was only a tad lower. Outrageous.

Ahoy there! I’m Bennett J. Kireker. I am huge fan of the Jets, and New York sports in general. To read more topics on this, subscribe to my this blog.

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