David Wells paid $35,000 for an old Babe Ruth worn cap back in the 90s. It sold over the weekend for $537,278. Not a bad profit.
The burly hurler they called “Boomer” opted to sell off some of his vast collection of historic baseball memorabilia, but he still loves the stuff, still owns some things he didn’t move and digs the history of the game.
Still, he said selling the cap filled him with “mixed emotions” because he’d held onto it for so long.
The auction that included the cap, an old Boston Braves jersey that may or may not have once been worn by the Babe, Thurman Munson’s shinguards and other items generated a lot of interest and made Wells a lot of money.
On Monday, he spent about ten minutes talking about the auction–and baseball in general– on the Dan Patrick Show. Listen to the interview here.