Monday, May 21, 2012

Bro of the Day: Babe Ruth

By Adam Maher

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It's not everyday a dead guy deserves Bro of the Day honors, but then again, it's not everyday the best baseball player of all time's first worn jersey sells for $4.4 million.


A baseball jersey worn by Babe Ruth has sold for more than $4.4 million, a record for any item of sports memorabilia, according to the buyer and seller. SCP Auctions says the circa 1920 New York Yankees uniform top is the earliest known jersey worn by The Bambino and it fetched $4,415,658 at the company's April auction, which ended Sunday. SCP Auctions says that price broke the previous record of $4,338,500 set in 2010 for James Naismith's founding rules of basketball. Lelands.com says it submitted the winning bid for Ruth's jersey, which had been displayed for years at The Babe Ruth Birthplace Museum in Baltimore. Suzan French, a spokeswoman for Lelands.com, says the company plans to sell the jersey privately rather than re-auction it.



The Shirt of the Bambino!


This comes the same week as Lawrence Taylor's $230,000 Super Bowl ring auction sale. Would the Great Bambino have ever sold his World Series rings? How much would they be worth today? More than LT's rape case lawyers fees I would hope!

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