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.
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.
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.