LOUISVILLE, Ky. — The baseball glove worn by New York Yankee Babe Ruth was offered for $1,527,500 on the 19th annual Louisville Slugger Museum & Manufacturing facility public sale on Saturday.
Hunt Auctions mentioned Ruth’s glove dates to his time with the Yankees circa 1927 to 1933.
“This monumental glove is actually [one] of probably the most historic items of its medium to have ever been provided at public public sale,” David Hunt, president of Hunt Auctions, informed MLB.com.
The corporate mentioned Ruth gave the glove to Jimmy Austin, a longtime infielder with the St. Louis Browns, and that the mitt remained with Austin’s household. The public sale home mentioned it was the best worth ever paid for a glove, in keeping with The Related Press.
The earlier document was $387,500 for a Lou Gehrig glove offered with Sotheby’s in 1999, in keeping with ESPN.
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