charlesok@cs.com
Lelands
Robert Edward Auctions
Sweet Spot Logo

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...

Robinson rookie bat sells for $478,000

NEW YORK — Jackie Robinson’s bat “definitively attributed” to his 1947 rookie season sold for $478,000 during Heritage Auction’s sale that ended Aug. 28. Herb Pennock’s 1927 World Series ring with the 1927 New York Yankees fetched $203,150. Eight other six-figure purchases were...

Koufax, Robinson items

PHOENIX — A Sandy Koufax Dodgers home jersey from 1966 and a Jackie Robinson game-used bat from the early 1950s lead featured items that are for sale by Hunt Auctions during the All-Star Game FanFest. Among the 436 live auction lots at the the San Diego Convention Center on July...

1856 Base Ball laws fetch $3.26M

LAGUNA NIGUEL, Calif. — The Laws of Base Ball from 1856 and 1857, including the three-page document by Daniel Lucius “Doc” Adams, sold for $3,263,246 during an auction organized by SCP Auctions. The sale that took 42 bids ended early Sunday. The sale by the anonymous buyer is the...

Big Ticket Items

PRICE / DESCRIPTION / (BUYER) $4,415,658, in 2012, Babe Ruth’s game-worn 1920 Yankees road jersey $4.3 million, James Naismith’s Rules of Basket Ball, (David Booth) $3.005 million, Mark McGwire’s 70th home run ball from 1999 (Todd McFarlane) $1.265 million, Babe Ruth...