Babe Ruth Jersey fetches a record price at Auction- Jun 2019
A New York Yankees Jersey worn by Baseball legend Babe Ruth was sold at an auction in June 2019for a record-breaking $ 5,640,000 making it the most expensive piece of sports memorabilia ever sold. This jersey dates to 1928-1930 period of Ruth’s career. Jersey was from Ruth’s private family collection was part of a collection of items auctioned at Yankee Stadium. A press release by the auctioneers Hunt Auctions said.
It shattered the previous record for sports memorabilia of $4.4 million also for a Ruth Jersey set in 2012.
George Herman “Babe” Ruth Jr (06 Feb 1895 – 16 Aug 1948) was a Professional Baseball player whose career in Major League Baseball (MLB) lasted 22 seasons (1914-1935). He was nicknamed “Bambino” and “Sultan of Swat” who began his MLB career as a left-handed pitcher for Boston Red Sox but achieved his greatest fame as an outfielder for New York Yankees. He was inducted into Baseball Hall of Fame in 1936 and was one of its “first five” inaugural members.
The United States issued a stamp on Babe Ruth on 06 Jul 1983.
Babe Ruth was awarded the Presidential Medal of Honor in Nov 2018 posthumously. This medal along with Congressional Gold Medal- is the highest civilian award of the United States.