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The Most Expensive Piece of Sports Memorabilia Ever Sold at Auction
Back on May 5th, I mentioned that the earliest Babe Ruth New York Yankees jersey was up for auction. All the experts were saying that it would fetch about $1 million. Turns out, the experts were wrong... BIG TIME WRONG. This single baseball jersey from 1920 ended up selling for a cool $4,415,658.00 becoming the single most expensive piece of sports memorabilia ever sold at auction!! The winning bid came from Lelands Auction House which is located in Bohemia, New York. The auction edged out James Naismith's Original 13 Rules of Basketball book that sold for $4.3 million in 2010.
Everyone knows that Babe Ruth never wanted to be second best. Looks like he had one more homerun left in him.