Game-Used Babe Ruth Bat Tops Huggins & Scott Sale

Collectors chased down a Babe Ruth bat and some rare vintage baseball cards in Huggins & Scott’s catalog auction. An early Babe Ruth bat generated the most interest in Huggins & Scott’s December auction. The 1918-21 era Ruth warclub sold for $40,000. With the company’s sliding buyer’s premium scale, the winning bidder paid only $3,000 additional for a total of $43,000. Authenticated and graded ‘7’ by PSA/DNA, the bat drew eight bids. n old-fashioned bidding war ensued for a collection of 1954 and ’55 Esskay Meats Baltimore Orioles cards. Desired in any grade by serious collectors, the cards were split into sixteen different lots. Together, they realized an incredible $78,607. Cards of Duane Pillette and Fred Marsh topped five figures. Read the full story on Sports Collectors Daily.

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