Babe Ruth Memorabilia to be Auctioned in Baltimore


The first ball Babe Ruth hit over the fence in Yankee Stadium and his 1918 contract with the Boston Red Sox are among about three dozen Ruth-related items scheduled for auction in Baltimore.

The auction at the Sports Legends Museum will be held Saturday night, a day after the 100th anniversary of Ruth's major league debut. He played his first game on July 11, 1914. Ruth was born in Baltimore.

The items will be on display for the public ahead of the auction. Other collectables to be sold include Super Bowl rings from the 1970 Baltimore Colts and the 2000 Baltimore Ravens.

Goldin Auctions estimates that the 125 items to be auctioned off could fetch as much as $10 million. Ruth's contract is already up to $370,000 in online bidding.


Reporting by the Associated Press.

Babe Ruth Memorabilia to be Auctioned in Baltimore

Goldin Auctions consignment director Christopher Cavalier adjusts Babe Ruth's first home run ball that he hit at Yankee Stadium in Baltimore, during a media preview of sports memorabilia slated for auction to mark the 100th anniversary of Ruth's major league debut.

Babe Ruth Memorabilia to be Auctioned in Baltimore

Baseball memorabilia of various eras is on display in cases in Baltimore, during a media preview of sports memorabilia slated for auction to mark the 100th anniversary of Babe Ruth's major league debut.

Babe Ruth Memorabilia to be Auctioned in Baltimore

This photo shows the 1919 promissory note from the New York Yankees to the Boston Red Sox in payment for the sale of Babe Ruth in Baltimore, during a media preview of sports memorabilia slated for auction to mark the 100th anniversary of his major league debut.

Babe Ruth Auction

Goldin Auctions president Ken Goldin holds a baseball bat that Babe Ruth used early in his career in Baltimore, as he is interviewed during a media preview of sports memorabilia slated for auction to mark the 100th anniversary of Ruth's major league debut.

Babe Ruth Auction

Babe Ruth's autograph is seen on a baseball that he signed in 1948 in Baltimore, during a media preview of sports memorabilia slated for auction to mark the 100th anniversary of Ruth's major league debut.

Babe Ruth Memorabilia to be Auctioned in Baltimore

A 1932 Babe Ruth baseball card sits in a display case below other items in Baltimore, during a media preview of sports memorabilia slated for auction to mark the 100th anniversary of Ruth's major league debut.

Babe Ruth Memorabilia to be Auctioned in Baltimore

Babe Ruth's autograph is seen below a 1934 palm print in Baltimore, during a media preview of sports memorabilia slated for auction to mark the 100th anniversary of his major league debut.

Babe Ruth Memorabilia to be Auctioned in Baltimore

Goldin Auctions president Ken Goldin moves a portrait of Babe Ruth behind display cases in Baltimore, during a media preview of sports memorabilia slated for auction to mark the 100th anniversary of his major league debut.