A framed and signed picture of the 1927 New York Yankees could fetch $500,000 at auction.
TMZ Sports reported the family of former Yankees player Don Miller put the photo up for auction, with the bidding easily expected to reach six figures. The auction will open March 17 through SCP Auctions and run through April 3.
The 1927 Yankees are considered one of the greatest baseball teams in history, posting a 110-44 record and sweeping the Pittsburgh Pirates in the World Series. Lou Gehrig captured league MVP honors during the season, and Babe Ruth launched a then-MLB record 60 home runs. Their first six batters (Earle Combs, Mark Koenig, Ruth, Gehrig, Bob Meusel and Tony Lazzeri) were the most famous version of the "Murderers' Row" lineups of the 1920s.
"Miller was said to have tossed batting practice and spent time on train trips playing cards with Ruth. He was released by the Yankees in 1928 and spent three seasons pitching in the minor leagues before retiring from baseball. Miller died of a heart attack at age 54 in 1959. Family members say he was awarded a 1927 World Series ring but lost it while working on a farm."
Sports memorabilia has been having a spike in popularity over the past year, with trading cards (both of the physical and NFT variety) and other items seeing a massive increase in both volume on the market and sale price.
While Miller's family kept the photograph as an heirloom for years, they appear willing to part with it given what should be a massive sale price.