Goldin Auctions and the Babe Ruth Birthplace & Museum and Sports Legends Museum at Camden Yards have signed a long-term partnership agreement making Goldin Auctions the Official Auction Partner of the Babe Ruth Birthplace & Museum and Sports Legends Museum at Camden Yards. The announcement was made by Ken Goldin, Founder of Goldin Auctions and John Hein, Director of Business Development Babe Ruth Birthplace Museum and the Sports Legends Museum at Camden Yards.
The agreement ensures that Goldin Auctions will continue to offer the most unique, rare and desirable Babe Ruth memorabilia in its auctions. Goldin Auctions will be the only auction house to host live auctions and other events at the Babe Ruth Birthplace & Museum and Sports Legends Museum at Camden Yards and create Babe Ruth themed auctions with the museum. In July, 2014 Goldin Auctions staged the Babe Ruth 100th Anniversary Auction in conjunction with the 100thanniversary of the Bambino’s first MLB game at the venue.
“Babe Ruth is still the king of sports memorabilia and as a result of this partnership we will continue to be the place to consign and buy unique, rare and desirable Ruth memorabilia,” said Ken Goldin Founder of Goldin Auctions. “The experts at the Babe Ruth Birthplace & Museum and Sports Legends Museum at Camden Yards, will offer us unequaled expertise, industry contacts and a spectacular venue to continue offering collectors the best Babe Ruth auctions in the industry.”
The long-term partnership, which runs through 2035 with renewals, will allow Goldin Auctions to create events in celebration of every significant anniversary in Ruth’s spectacular career including; his World Series scoreless pitching streak, his sale to the New York Yankees, all of his significant career home runs and his last game in 1935.
“We look forward to continuing to work with Goldin Auctions to celebrate the life and career of Babe Ruth,” said Hein. “The Babe Ruth 100th Anniversary Auction we hosted for them last year brought great attention to our museum and reinforced the love American sports fans and collectors have for the Bambino.”
Over the past few years, Goldin Auctions has sold some of the most rare and valuable Babe Ruth memorabilia including: Ruth’s 1918 contract for a record $1.02 million; his 1932 game worn cap for $261,000; a 1916-18 rookie era game-used bat for $204,000; a 1919 Promissory Note from the Yankees to Red Sox for the Sale of Ruth for $151,250; Ruth’s Final (1934) Yankees Contract for $278,300; a 1929-30 Ruth game-used white hickory bat for $181,050; and more.
About Goldin Auctions
Sports memorabilia impresario Ken Goldin has sold more than $600 million in memorabilia from many of the biggest names in sports, history and pop culture and was the pioneer of using the medium of television to sell sports memorabilia. Over the past few years Goldin Auctions has established numerous hobby industry records including the sales of Babe Ruth’s 1918 contract for a record $1.02 million, a Honus Wagner T206 card for a public sale record $2.1 million, a 1952 Mickey Mantle Topps PSA 8 for over $400,000 and many more. Goldin Auctions strives to break new ground and offer collectors the best in collectible treasures up for auction in the marketplace. All game worn or autographed items come with team, player, league or additional LOA from industry leading authenticators; and collectors can bid with confidence that their proxy/ceiling bids remain confidential. For more information, visit www.GoldinAuctions.com.
About the Babe Ruth Birthplace Foundation, Inc.
The Babe Ruth Birthplace Foundation, Inc. is an independent, not-for-profit educational institution dedicated to perpetuating the historic legacy of Babe Ruth, Baltimore’s Orioles and Colts, and local and regional sports at the amateur, collegiate and professional levels, by preserving, exhibiting, interpreting and augmenting its collection for a diverse audience. It operates both the Babe Ruth Birthplace & Museum and the Sports Legends Museum at Camden Yards in Baltimore and online at www.baberuthmuseum.org. The Babe Ruth Museum recently re-opened after a 3-month renovation project that included new exhibits and audio-visual capabilities.