Goldin Auctions president Ken Goldin holds a baseball bat that Babe Ruth used early in his career, Wednesday, July 9, 2014, in Baltimore, as he is interviewed during a media preview of sports memorabilia slated for auction to mark the 100th anniversary of Ruth's major league debut. The auction is scheduled to take place July 12, the day after the anniversary, and the organizers estimate that 125 items to be auctioned off could fetch as much as $10 million. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
Babe Ruth’s Boston contract fetches $1M at auction
The Associated Press
First Published Jul 13 2014 11:31 am • Last Updated Jul 15 2014 05:06 pm
Baltimore • Babe Ruth’s 1918 contract with the Boston Red Sox has sold for more than $1 million, along with other baseball memorabilia up for auction in Baltimore.
The contract was among about three dozen Ruth-related items up for auction Saturday night at the Sports Legends Museum a day after the 100th anniversary of Ruth’s major league debut. Ruth was born in Baltimore.
A spokesman for Goldin Auctions says a recently discovered Ruth bat from 1916 to 1918 sold for $214,000. But the first ball Ruth hit over the fence at Yankee Stadium did not reach the minimum price to sell.
A Mickey Mantle glove from 1965 to 1966 sold for $180,000. And a Roy Campanella MVP award sold for $180,000.
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