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Ruth Jersey Sells for Record $4.4 Million

May 20, 2014

A baseball jersey worn by Babe Ruth has sold for more than $4.4 million, a record for any item of sports memorabilia, according to the buyer and seller.

SCP Auctions says the circa-1920 Yankees uniform top is the earliest known jersey worn by Ruth and it sold for $4,415,658 at the company’s April auction, which ended Sunday. SCP Auctions says it broke the record of $4,338,500 set in 2010 for James Naismith’s founding rules of basketball.

 
 

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