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Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Babe Ruth Cap Sells For Record Auction

Yesterday, a sweat stained cap belonging to the great Babe Ruth sold at auction for more than $328,000. The cap, which is one of three still known to exist, was stitched on the inside with G.H. Ruth, his full name was George Herman Ruth. The cap was not expected to bring in more than $200,000 in pre-auction estimates. The cap, a piece of 1920’s memorabilia, was not the only thing that sold.

A bat also belonging to the Sultan of Swat, as Ruth was known, also sold for $195,000. The bat was personally signed for former Broadway star Tessa Kosta. Before this, Babe Ruth memorabilia that has sold at auction include the bat he used to hit his first home run at Yankee stadium. This bat brought in more than $1.26 million in 2004 at a Sotheby’s auction.

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