The Bambino is still wielding heavy lumber in the market.
A game-used Hillerich & Bradsby Babe Ruth bat topped bidding in Iconic Memorabilia’s latest auction.
The Ruth bat, dating from the 1920s and encased in a special display, brought a winning bid of $21,221 with the company’s 20% buyer’s premium.
Two signed Ruth baseballs also drew attention in the online sale. A snow-white Reach official American League ball inscribed to an individual and carrying a James Spence letter of authenticity, sold for $11,395. The ball drew 13 bids before selling Saturday night.
Another signed Ruth ball, this one also containing a couple of faint signatures of some of the Babe’s contemporaries, drew a high bid of $7783.
A watch presented by former Yankees’ pitcher David Cone to teammate Allen Watson after Cone’s perfect game, went for $3859.
A pair of autographed golf items drew interest just prior to the start of Masters week. A Masters flag signed by Tiger Woods, Jack Nicklaus and Arnold Palmer, sold for $4446 while a rare 1997 Masters badge, autographed by Woods went for $1596.