Ruth, All-Star Auctioneers Get TV Time Ahead of Big Events

Bidding continues in a couple of major auctions set to conclude over the next several days. Babe Ruth’s copy of his 1918 Boston Red Sox players contract has 1914 Baltimore News Babe Ruth1914drawn the most interest so far, sitting at $370,000. A PSA 1 copy of his 1914 Baltimore News rookie card has been bid up to $240,000 while the ball he hit during construction of Yankee Stadium in 1923 was at $65,000.

Bidding remains open through Saturday when the auction will conclude with live bidding at the Babe Ruth Museum in Baltimore.
Goldin Auctions held a media event there Wednesday to promote the auction.

WBAL-TV stopped in and aired a story during one of their newscasts.

Meanwhile, David Hunt joined Sara Murray of the Wall Street Journal to showcase a few of the items in the All Star FanFest Auction now underway including the Lou Gehrig mitt, which was given to a young boy who is now 92 years old (watch below).

That auction will also end with live bidding next Tuesday, just hours before the All-Star Game in Minneapolis.