It’s no wonder after Goldin Auctions sold Babe Ruth’s 1918 Boston Red Sox player’s contact for more than $1 million that more Ruth contracts would surface. Goldin Auctions is now offering The Babe’s first and last contract with the Yankees.
Baseball has a long history, and never will that be more apparent than in upcoming sales by Goldin Auctions and SCP Auctions when the companies offer items produced before World War and attached to a pair of big names.
The live portion of the Babe Ruth 100th Anniversary Auction wrapped up July 12, grossing more than $3.6 million. the rest of the lineup, which contains more than 200 Ruth items in the 1,200-lot lineup, concludes Friday, July 18.
The big auction didn’t disappoint, as the 1918 contract of Babe Ruth sold for more than $1 million as part of a 125-lot auction that topped $3.6 million altogether.
Among the highlights were a 2010 San Francisco Giants World Series ring selling for $42,480, Kobe Bryant’s Olympic sneakers autographed by all of his teammates selling for $38,561 and a one-of-a-kind Aston Martin Vanquish sports car produced for the 50th anniversary of the Basketball Hall of Fame and autographed by 50 NBA greats, which sold for a whopping $138,533.
Babe Ruth put on a display for reporters in Feb. 1923, showcasing the new Yankee Stadium short right-field porch. One of the balls he vaulted over the fence and later signed will be part of Goldin Auctions’ Babe Ruth gala in July.
Goldin Auctions has a big Babe Ruth sale planned for July in Baltimore. Prior to that, the company is hitting the road looking for more Ruth gems to add to the sale. Check out when the Goldin Auctions Roadshow is coming near you.
Goldin Auctions kicked off its 2014 season with a $2.3 million sale that included top-of-the-line game-used bats belonging to Jackie Robinson and Mickey Mantle and an assortment of football championship rings that added much ca-ching to the bling.
The Long Beach Expo continues to grow as a destination of choice with sports collectors. This year, Goldin Auctions is offering to display items from Michael Jordan’s college days, including his diploma.
Among the items in the Goldin Auctions sale to join the hundreds of high-end pieces in the lineup are artifacts from Michael Jordan’s college days, including his diploma, transcripts and recruiting letters. The items came from a public storage unit.