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The pre-sale estimate is $75,000-100,000 but who knows where the bidding will stop when a bat used by Babe Ruth in a 1929 exhibition game at Sing Sing Prison goes on the block at the MLB All-Star FanFest Auction in Phoenix.

Ruth hit what is believed to be the longest home run of his career  against the prison baseball team. The bat is  being sold by the family of the former Prison Athletic Director.

Sing Sing Prison Babe Ruth used bat

 

This week, David Hunt of Hunt Auctions stopped by the studios of CNBC to show off the bat, another gamer swung by Roberto Clemente near the tragic end of his career, some 1908 Cubs World Series medals and more.

He also talked with the network about the state of the baseball memorabilia industry as a whole:

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