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The Bill Mastro Collection Realizes Over $2.8 Million In Sales At Legendary Auctions – Babe Ruth’s Signed Original Handprint Sells For $222,000

Legendary Auctions, a leading Sports and Americana auction house, announced that a signed original handprint of Babe Ruthwas sold for a price that would make most peoples’ palms sweat. The unique, mint condition handprint sold for $222,000, more than doubling all previous auction records for a sports item signed by an athlete. (To date, only signed game used items have eclipsed this lofty amount.) The handprint was one of more than 800 items included in the auction event.  Total sales from the Bill Mastro Collection  in the Legendary Auctions December Auction came to just over $2.8 Million  (With Buyers Premium) in prices realized. Highlights from the sale include: “The Hand of George Herman Ruth” 1934 Signed Original Handprint ($222,000),  Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig 1927 Barnstorming Advertising Poster–The Only Known Example ($78,000), Babe Ruth 1916-1922 H & B Game Used Bat ($75,000), Boston Red Sox World Champions 1915 Panorama Featuring Babe Ruth ($57,000), Babe Ruth 1927 Signed Yankees Payroll Check Issued and Cashed the Day of His 60th Home Run ($51,000), “Tour of Japan” 1934 Team Signed Ball (PSA DNA NM-MT 8) with Original Tamazawa Box ($42,000), “Addie Joss Day” 1911 Panorama – PSA DNA Authentic Type I ($42,000), Babe Ruth Signed Store Model Bat – PSA DNA Gem Mint 10 ($36,000), and many more. For complete auction results visit www.legendaryauctions.com. Legendary Auctions is currently taking consignments for there February 2011 auction.

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