Sports May, 22 2012

Babe Ruth Jersey Auctioned Off for $4.4 Million

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Babe Ruth is still setting records posthumously with the recent sale of his New York Yankees jersey. The game worn jersey went for a whopping $4,415,658 which set a new record for sports memorabilia beating out James Naismith’s founding rules of basketball. The uniform top is a circa 1920 piece and is said to be the earliest known jersey worn by The Great Bambino. Sports and Americana memorabilia specialists Lelands.com made the winning bid and rather than re-auctioning it, they plan to sell it to one of their private clients. It will be interesting to see how much of a profit they could make for the item.

Take a further look at the jersey after the jump.

Source: The Chicago Sun Times