Babe Ruth was the King of baseball and someone dropped a pretty penny to own a piece of baseball history.
By Aniello Piro
The sports memorabilia auction site Lelands.com concluded their winter auction last Friday night, and an autographed bat by Babe Ruth was the gem of it all.
It is estimated that the bat originated somewhere from 1930 to 1931 when The Babe hit more than 40 home runs for the New York Yankees.
Here is the website’s advertisement of the bat:
“The formidable Hillerich and Bradsby model weighs in at nearly 40 ounces (39.7 to be exact) and is 35 inches long. From later in The Bambino’s unprecedented career circa 1930 and ’31 when he was in his mid-30s, the bat is accentuated by the “George ‘Babe’ Ruth” branded on the barrel in script lettering.”
The bat is gem and whoever won the auction is now the owner of something that avid baseball fans can only dream of.
The bat sold for $70,443.67 at auction.
To put this into perspective autographed baseballs are selling for upwards of 15K on sportsmemorabilia.com. It just goes to show how rare and pricey this kind of memorabilia can be, especially if it is associated with The King of Crash.