Prized Yank Mementos To Go Up For Bid

This is the gear of legends: baseball bats belonging to Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig and Mickey Mantle, a rare Joe DiMaggio jersey and balls signed by the Babe himself. The Yankee memorabilia going on the auction block at Sotheby’s on Thursday will make sports history buffs foam at the mouth. `It’s an embarrassment of riches,` said Leila Dunbar, Sotheby’s director of the collectibles department. `There are so many great pieces.` One of the most sought after items will be a home uniform issued to the Yankee Clipper in 1936. It was his rookie year and the only season he wore No. 9 before switching to 5. The uniform is expected to fetch at least $250,000. For entire stroy on the NY Daily News, click here.