Unique Babe Ruth uniform to star at Julien’s Auctions Nov. 14
LOS ANGELES – What makes a cotton baseball uniform worth $500,000? The answer is that the Brooklyn Dodgers coaching uniform was worn by Babe Ruth, America’s baseball hero. This Babe Ruth uniform is the top item in a stunning 350 piece private collection amassed over 30 years and it will all be offered by Julien’s Auctions on Nov. 14.
The Babe Ruth Brooklyn Dodgers coaching uniform was worn by him during the 1938 season and it is one of the top highlights in the sale. Recently, a Babe Ruth New York Yankees road jersey dating from 1928-30 sold for $5.64 million, breaking the record for the most expensive piece of sports memorabilia ever sold.
Babe Ruth was known to many as the “Sultan of Swat” and “The Great Bambino.” Babe Ruth – quite arguably the greatest baseball player of all time – earned himself a plethora of nicknames. Debuting in 1914 for the Boston Red Sox, Ruth was a pitcher more than a hitter early in his career. From 1914 to 1919, as a member of the Red Sox, Babe Ruth started 143 games and compiled a record of 89-46 with an earned run average of 2.19, which ranks fifth all-time in Red Sox history.
Ruth became baseball’s leading slugger, playing 15 seasons for the New York Yankees. He hit 714 home runs in his storied career, 60 in 1927; records that stood for decades.
Ruth joined the Brooklyn Dodgers as a first base coach in June of 1938. It was his final official major league appearance. The uniform for sale with Julien’s is estimated to sell for $300,000-$500,000.
Julien’s Auctions has announced its highly anticipated sports auction event to take place on Thursday, Nov., 14 at the Standard Oil Building in Beverly Hills.