The watch comes directly from the Babe Ruth Family, and was given to the Ruth during his last appearance at Yankee Stadium in 1948, which also celebrated the 25th anniversary of Yankee Stadium. SCP Auctions will offer the watch in its Spring auction.
As part of its Platinum Night Auction on Feb,. 22, Heritage auctions in introducing the 1923 N.Y. Yankee World Championship watch awarded to Babe Ruth. The watch was later given to a good friend of Ruth’s – the entire lineage of the watch is detailed here and why it’s such an important piece of sports memorabilia. Early estimates by Heritage say the watch with bring more than $750,000.
With renditions of Thurman Munson and Derk Jeter available, collectors can see where artist Mike Kupka’s loyalties lie. But the sports artist is more than Yankees, as his work with Disney and Lucas Films showcase. Meet the artist and see some of this work, including an interesting take on MLB logos.
The beauty of a Steiner Sports auction is that you can spend tens of thousands of dollars on premier items, like a Lou Gehrig single-signed ball if you have the means the desire. But you can also get some great signed pieces for under $100, too. There are thousands of possibilities available right now.
Collectors checking out Collectible Classics’ CCA33 auction, which closes June 27, will find 426 sports and non-sport lots, including a collection of rare Pittsburgh Pirates memorabilia, the first installment of the Bert Randolph Sugar collection, 19th century items and Yankees and Reds collectibles.