A high grade Babe Ruth autographed baseball was among some of the bigger ticket items in a sale conducted by Historic Auctions.
There is no shortage of autographed Babe Ruth baseballs in the sports memorabilia marketplace, but there is also no shortage of willing buyers, especially for high grade examples that have stood the test of time.
Historic Auctions sold a PSA 9 graded Ruth ball generated 20 bids late last week in its catalog sale. The ball was nailed down for a bid of $32,602 that included a 15% buyers premium.
A professional model Ruth bat dating from the 1921-1931 time period sold for $13,282 while a game-used Ted Williams bat brought $13,800.
A PSA 9-graded Thurman Munson autographed baseball sold for $13,649 which outpaced a one-of-a-kind Munson jersey from his college days at Kent State. The shirt brought $9246.
Despite the fact that he signed thousands of items during his 30-year life in the spotlight, the Babe Ruth autographed baseball remains immensely popular with collectors, with far more demand than supply.