Babe Ruth jersey sells at auction for record $5.64M

Babe Ruth (left) wearing a New York Yankees road jersey like the one that sold for $5.64 million. Also pictured in this 1920 photo is ‘Shoeless’ Joe Jackson. Image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons

NEW YORK (AP) – A Babe Ruth road jersey dating to 1928-30 has sold at auction for $5.64 million.

Hunt Auctions, which handled Saturday’s sale, says the price breaks a record for the most expensive piece of sports memorabilia ever sold. A Ruth jersey from 1920 previously sold for $4,415,658.

The auction was conducted at Yankee Stadium. The Yankees jersey was part of a collection of items that Ruth’s family put up for sale. His granddaughter, Linda Ruth Tosetti, says in a statement that a portion of the proceeds will go to charity.

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