And the prize for the most expensive piece of sports memorabilia ever bought goes to the first jersey worn by Babe Ruth. It sold at auction for $4.4 million. The jersey is from the 1920′s. It just makes me think how the quality of clothes has really gone down hill. If you wanted to buy the whole outfit you would have needed $5 million. A Babe Ruth cap from the 1930′s sold for$537,278. That’s the most ever paid for a cap. It was previously owned by Yankee pitcher David Wells.
I often wonder if old baseball memorabilia is worth more because there were no steroids involved. I mean how much will Roger Clemens memorabilia be worth if they prove he was drugging? We already know what it means for Barry Bonds’ memorabilia.
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