Records fell by the wayside in the latest Heritage Auctions event that tallied more than $6.2 million. Babe Ruth, Joe Jackson and Lou Gehrig took top honors in different collecting categories, with Ruth’s 1935 unworn jersey topping them all at $286,800.
From the Black Swamp Find to a $4 million Babe Ruth jersey, sales for sports memorabilia never reached higher figures nor had as much mainstream media attention. Can the momentum last into 2013? There are some early indicators it most certainly can.
We’ve all heard about the Babe Ruth jersey that sold for $4.4 million recently. Now see the jersey in person at the National Sports Collectors Convention in Baltimore courtesy of Lelands – the auction company that bought the jersey for a private collector.
SCP Auctions has set a new standard for sports memorabilia with the sale of a 1920 Babe Ruth jersey that brought $4.4 million. The jersey was just one of many eye-opening sellers in the auction.
Not many pieces can boast a $1 million selling price. The 1920s Babe Ruth jersey currently being offered by SCP Auctions is one of those items. The Ruth jersey is already at $1.15 million, with bidding ending May 19.
The sports hobby is to get some major attention, as it has been announced that a 1920 Babe Ruth game-used jersey will hit the auction block in May. It is expected to bring more than $1 million.