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Published: Sunday, 7/13/2014

Babe Ruth's Red Sox contract fetches $1M at auction, among other sports items in Baltimore

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Babe Ruth's autograph is seen below a 1934 palm print. Babe Ruth's autograph is seen below a 1934 palm print.
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BALTIMORE — Babe Ruth’s 1918 contract with the Boston Red Sox has sold for more than $1 million, along with other baseball memorabilia up for auction in Baltimore.

The contract was among about three dozen Ruth-related items up for auction Saturday night at the Sports Legends Museum a day after the 100th anniversary of Ruth’s major league debut. Ruth was born in Baltimore.

A spokesman for Goldin Auctions says a recently discovered Ruth bat from 1916 to 1918 sold for $214,000. But the first ball Ruth hit over the fence at Yankee Stadium did not reach the minimum price to sell.

A Mickey Mantle glove from 1965 to 1966 sold for $180,000. And a Roy Campanella MVP award sold for $180,000.



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