Babe Ruth Jersey Sells for $4.4 Million at SCP Auctions

One of the most valuable pieces of sports memorabilia ever brought to auction, a circa 1920 Yankee’s jersey worn by Babe Ruth, was auctioned off  Saturday night, by SCP Auctions of Laguna Niguel for $4,415,658 (including the 20% buyer’s premium), making it the most expensive piece of sports memorabilia ever sold!    The  pre auction estimate was about $2 million.  With the sale of this jersey, the price beats out the famous T206 Honus Wagner tobacco baseball card sold by SCP Auction, for $2.8 million in 2007  and the $4.3 million sale of Dr. James Naismith’s Rules of Basketball by Sotheby’s 2010. For the complete auction results click here.   

SCP Auctions' Dan Imler stands with one of the most valuable pieces of sports memorabilia ever brought to auction: New York Yankee great Babe Ruth's 1920 game-worn uniform. The Laguna Niguel-based auction house has possession of the jersey, the only one of its kind known to exist. The jersey sold for $4.4 Million, making it the most expensive piece of sports memorabilia ever sold.