Babe Ruth Game Worn Jersey Sold for $4.4 million

Babe Ruth 1920 New York Yankees Jersey

A jersey worn by Babe Ruth during the 1920 season, his first as a New York Yankee, sold during an auction last month for $4,415,658 (US).

The Yankees road jersey, manufactured by Spalding and pre-dating uniform numbers (so no famous #3 on the back), was purchased by Lelands.com who plans on re-selling the jersey privately shortly.

Babe Ruth 1920 Yankees Jersey Collar

A close-up of the collar inside Ruth's Yankees jersey, it reads "Ruth, G.H."

“Such a spectacular piece will find a home with one of our private clients who truly appreciates its historic significance,” Lelands.com president Michael Heffner said in a statement.

Ruth ended up dominating the baseball world during that 1920 season, smashing the single-season home run record with 54 while putting up a ho-hum .376 batting average.  When Ruth retired in 1935 he had amassed 714 home runs, a record which stood for nearly 40 years.

Babe Ruth 1920 New York Yankees

Babe Ruth

 

 

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3 Responses to Babe Ruth Game Worn Jersey Sold for $4.4 million

  1. ingmar66 says:

    This newsitem even made the Dutch national radio this morning.

  2. Francessa was looking into the validation of this jersey yesterday during his radio/tv program. Guy was ripping into the auction house president, pretty funny stuff if you can find it online (probably on WFAN’s website).

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