Babe Ruth Game-Used Bat, Yankees Contract Sold at Auction

Rob Goldberg@TheRobGoldbergFeatured ColumnistApril 30, 2018

FILE - This undated file photo shows Babe Ruth. As part of its collection of Babe Ruth items, the Baseball Hall of Fame says it has the bat the slugger used to hit his then-record 60th home run in 1927. (AP Photo/File)
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A couple of pieces of Babe Ruth memorabilia made their way to auction and were sold for quite a bit of money, per TMZ Sports.

An authenticated game-used bat from the 1929 and 1930 seasons was sold for $196,400.

Meanwhile, Ruth's final contract with the New York Yankees in 1934, which paid him $35,000, sold at the auction for $282,325.

Goldin Auctions, which sold the items, provided an image of the contract:

The bat was tougher to authenticate, but experts determined the weight, length and style are accurate to what he ordered from Louisville Slugger at the time. This allowed an unnamed buyer to take home a piece of history from one of the greatest home run hitters in baseball history.

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