An original, high grade autographed Babe Ruth model bat is now available as part of the “Yankees Legends Auction” at Steiner Sports.
The brown bat, a promotional model circa 1933, was autographed by Ruth with a steel-tipped pen between the trademark and the branded signature.
It has been authenticated by James Spence Authentication as one of the highest-rated Ruth pieces ever.
High bid on the bat was at $17,700 as of late Wednesday night.
Bidding closes on April 4.
“The fact that so few Ruth-signed bats exist, and that this one is in such outstanding condition make it the ultimate collectible related to the sport’s most famous player of all time.”
The bat is part of an ongoing series of Yankee-themed auctions being conducted by the company.
“This bat represents the perfect scenario,” said Spence after rating the piece. “The autograph itself is in such outstanding condition. Such great care was taken by the folks who had Ruth sign the bat – there are no smudge marks, it hasn’t faded, and the line is perfectly smooth. It’s a great find.”