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Babe Ruth jersey breaks world record, selling for $5.6 million in auction

Babe Ruth jersey breaks world record, selling for $5.6 million in auction

Hunt Auctions announced Saturday that a Babe Ruth New York Yankees road jersey dating to 1928-30 sold for $5.64 million, breaking the record for the most expensive piece of sports memorabilia ever sold.

The sale broke the previous record of $4.4 million for a 1920 Babe Ruth jersey.

“The legacy and significance of Babe Ruth to the game of baseball and American popular culture is unmatched by any other figure in the history of this country,” Hunt Auctions president David Hunt said in a statement. “We were completely humbled for this opportunity afforded to our company by the Ruth family to present this previously unknown archive of materials to Babe’s adoring fans. While the...

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