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Sultan of Sales: Ruth items fetch $4.5M

BOHEMIA, New York — Babe Ruth’s 1927 World Series ring sold for about $2.1 million and his contract that moved him from the Red to the Yankees for more than $2.3 million in a Leland’s auction that ended July 1. The items were consigned by bad boy “Wild Thing” actor...

Champ’s death elevates Ali auction items

BOHEMIA, N.Y. — The undercard of Lelands’ June 17 auction featuring “Miracle on Ice” items includes more than 20 Muhammad Ali items. It gains more attention with the passing of the champ. Meanwhile, Leland’s is already assembling inventory for a large collection focused on...