With the current bid of $2,022,859 (inclusive of 20 percent buyers premium), the earliest known jersey (circa 1920) worn by New York Yankees legend Babe Ruth is on track to break multiple sports memorabilia records in the May 18-19, 2012 SCP Auctions current auction:
*most expensive baseball memorabilia ever sold*
* most expensive Ruth item ever sold
*most expensive game worn jersey in the history of sports collectibles
*double what any Ruth jersey has ever sold for
With 20 bids and a day left in the auction, it is approaching the most expensive single item ever sold, the fabled T-206 Honus Wagner tobacco card sold by SCP Auction for $2.8 million in 2007.
Collectors can bid by logging on to www.scpauctions.com or calling (800) 350-2273. The initial-bidding period ends at 7 p.m. PST on Saturday, May 19, with the auction ending after 15 minutes has elapsed without a bid on the entire auction.
*Note: In the collectors’ world, cards are considered a separate category from memorabilia.