Nearly 80 lots comprise The Babe Ruth Auction by Goldin Auction, with all of the items connected to Babe Ruth, from game-used bats, contracts, trading cards, ticket stubs to photos, personal items and advertisements. Proceeds will benefit the Babe Ruth Birthplace Museum.
Sports led the way in Philip Weiss’ recent sports comics and animation sale. A Lou Gehrig signed check topped $22,000 and a Ruth-sign card flew pat $14,000.
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.
The 2013 Baseball Hall of Fame induction weekend lacked marquee names, rain prevailed and attendance was paltry as a result. However, a stable of Hall of Fame members and other baseball noteworthys still showed up, creating opportunities for autographs and some stories.
Owner Jacob Ruppert brought the N.Y. Yankees to the top echelon of Major League Baseball, a position that hasn’t changed to date. Here’s a look at the 2013 Baseball Hall of Fame inductee, his trials as an owner and other endeavors in his life.
A 1929 N.Y. Yankees team-signed baseball is on the auction block, courtesy of a prep school in New Jersey. The ball, signed by Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig and other Hall of Famers, was acquired by a former monk at the school. Proceeds from the sale will benefit the more than 500 students enrolled at the school.