Babe Ruth’s Jersey Sells For Record $4.4 Million
A Babe Ruth New York Yankees jersey has set the new world record for sports memorabilia items, drawing $4.4 million at auction.
The road jersey worn by the Sultan of Swat during the 1920s sold for $4,415,658 during the auction held by SCP Auctions in California. The jersey features “New York” across the chest with the Bambino’s name — Ruth, G.H. — written inside the collar.
The winner of the Ruth auction has chosen to remain anonymous, according to the New York Daily News.
Ruth wore the jersey shortly after joining the Yankees from the Boston Red Sox. Only a handful of vintage sports memorabilia items have ever drawn more than $1 million at auction, including a Honus Wagner tobacco card that drew $2.8 million at an SCP auction in 2007.