26 Press Releases

Tag: Babe Ruth

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    Baseball Myth, Fame, and Infamy at Christie’s

    In Babe Ruth’s Own Book of Baseball (1928), Ruth writes, “Last season… I started ‘notching’ my bats for home runs like the old gunmen used to notch their guns when they killed a man. Every time I would hit a home run I would cut a notch in the bat…

    Important Babe Ruth Professional Model Baseball Bat with Eight Home Run Notches c.1928-29
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    Art by Muhammad Ali, Sports Memorabilia, and More at Bonhams

    The upcoming TCM Presents... It’s a Knockout auction, offered by Bonhams, centers around items from the Rodney Hilton Brown Collection of Muhammad Ali art. Though Ali was surrounded by art his entire life (his father was a muralist), Brown was instrumental in encouraging Ali to create his own art as…

    MUHAMMAD ALI (1942-2016)
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    Hank Aaron 3,000th Hit Game-Worn Jersey Comes to Auction

    Hank Aaron takes a moment to celebrate his 3,000th hit mid-game. Image from AP Photo/Gene Smith. 3,000 is one of the most important numbers in the data-intensive sport of baseball. Many fans and players view 3,000 career hits as the distinction between an excellent and an all-time great batter. On…

    Hank Aaron 3,000th Hit Game-Worn Jersey Comes to Auction1
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    Julien’s Auctions Offers LeBron James’ High School Jersey in Sports Legends Sale

    The February 18th, 2002 issue of Sports Illustrated featured a photo of high school basketball star and future NBA title winner LeBron James. The St. Vincent – St. Mary’s high school jersey from that very photoshoot is currently up for bid in the upcoming Sports Legends auction, offered by Julien’s…

    Lebron James The Chosen One H.S. Jersey
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    Hindman Offers Sport Collectibles From Inside and Outside the Box

    During a renovation in the 1990s, box seats in Chicago’s Wrigley Field were replaced. Two connected seats from the 1960s were spared and will be available in the upcoming Sports Memorabilia auction, offered by Hindman. The seats are numbered 3 and 4. Bidders may note that the number 3 seat…

    A 1952 Topps Mickey Mantle Rookie Baseball Card No. 311, PSA Authentic
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    Sports items headlined by Roger Peckinpaugh collection up for auction

    Babe Ruth and Roger Peckinpaugh Signed Check. Now at: $5475. BOSTON, MASS.- Important sports cards, autographs, and memorabilia fill RR Auction's spring sports auction with online bidding March 11 through March 25. Headlining the sale is a special section that offers items from the collection of early Yankees captain and one-time AL…

    Sports items headlined by Roger Peckinpaugh collection up for auction
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    University Archives' online auction, January 6th, will be led by rare items signed by Sir Isaac Newton, Albert Einstein

    The full catalog showing all 440 lots (most in company history) is up for bidding and viewing now at University Archives’ website: www.UniversityArchives.com. Four-page manuscript by the physicist Sir Isaac Newton consisting of nearly 2,300 words penned entirely in his hand around 1710, connecting metaphysics to physics (est. $130,000-$160,000). WESTPORT,…

    University Archives online auction, January 6th, will be led by rare items signed by Sir Isaac Newton, Albert Einstein
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    New England Art and Antiques at Bruneau & Co. Auctioneers

    Bruneau & Co. Auctioneers will offer New England art and antiques from several estates in their upcoming sale. The catalog includes paintings, decorative arts, furniture, silver, and more. Among the fine art lots up for bid is a Modernist still life painting of a vase with roses by Jean Dufy,…

    Jean Dufy French Modernist Still Life Painting
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    Hunt Auctions and Christie’s To Offer a Collection of Never-Before-Seen Baseball Memorabilia

    On December 16th, 2020, Christie’s and Hunt Auctions will present a single-owner baseball collection that has remained “largely unknown” for over two decades. The auction will feature iconic players, teams, and moments of Major League Baseball from throughout the game’s history. The president of Hunt Auctions, David Hunt, confirmed that…

    Hunt Auctions and Christies To Offer a Collection of Never-Before-Seen Baseball Memorabilia1
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    Extremely rare 1923 New York Yankees original team photo with Ruth and Gehrig to be auctioned

    The 1923 New York Yankees team featuring Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig. LOS ANGELES, CA.- There are only two known orginal photos of the 1923 New York Yankees team featuring Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig. One of these images will be auctioned by Huggins & Scott Auctions from October 9-October 22. Interested bidders…

    Extremely rare 1923 New York Yankees original team photo with Ruth and Gehrig to be auctioned
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    Hindman Brings Sports Memorabilia to Auction

    Hindman’s Sports Memorabilia auction will present a baseball signed by Babe Ruth, one of the 20th century’s most celebrated athletes. Ruth has been dubbed an “American legend” for his skills in the field. He played a key role in transforming the New York Yankees into an iconic baseball team. Throughout…

    A Babe Ruth Single Signed Baseball (Beckett Authentication Services Encapsulated)
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    1916 BoSox World Series championship button showing Babe Ruth will be in Hake's Sept. 23rd auction

    YORK, Pa. – The legend of Babe Ruth, the historical importance of the Paul Muchinsky (1947-2015) pinback button collection, and the mystery of why a Detroit brewery would promote the 1916 World Series Champion Boston Red Sox form an intriguing backstory that continues to unfold at Hake’s Auctions. Only known…

    1916 BoSox World Series championship button showing Babe Ruth will be in Hakes Sept. 23rd auction
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    Three Centuries and Thousands of Sports Cards Line Up for Heritage Auctions’ Massive July 30-31 Event

    Shoeless Joe, Babe Ruth, Jim Thorpe, Michael Jordan and everyone in between is represented in this all-star sale Three-Centuries-and-Thousands-of-Sports-Cards-Line-Up-for-Heritage-Auctions-Massive-July-30-31-Event1 DALLAS, Texas (July 13, 2020) – Perhaps it’s cliché to say of sports cards that they’re history -- art and artifacts -- that fits neatly into the palm of your hand. But…

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    Baseball - Sports - Historical

    Babe Ruth made his second-to-last public appearance at Yale University in June of 1948, a couple of months before dying of cancer. The police officer guarding him that night was a man named Salvatore Adinolfi. During the event, the Hall of Famer looked over to Adinolfi and asked if he…

    19h Century Flag Drum w-Drum Sticks
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    Sports Legends

    The upcoming Sports Legends event, presented by Julien's Auctions, features several FIFA memorabilia items. This includes a 2018 FIFA World Cup gold medal from a member of the winning French national team. The 2018 competition in Russia was the first World Cup ever held in Eastern Europe. In the final…

    ANDRE AGASSI SIGNED AND OWNED TENNIS RACKET
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    Heritage Auctions Shatters Expectations With $12.5 Million Spring Sports Collectibles Auction

    Babe Ruth, ‘Shoeless Joe’ Jackson and Michael Jordan are white-hot in thrilling three-day sale DALLAS, Texas – When the three days were over and the final numbers were tallied, Heritage Auctions’ Spring Sports Collectibles sale brought in more than $12.5 million – 20% percent above pre-auction estimates, an extraordinary achievement…

    Heritage Auctions Shatters Expectations With $12.5 Million Spring Sports Collectibles Auction
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    Something For Everyone

    The upcoming Something For Everyone auction, offered by Joshua Kodner, highlights a tourmaline pendant and chain from Tiffany & Co. In 1876, gemologist Dr. George Frederick Kunz walked in the Tiffany & Co. office in New York City with a tourmaline stone that he had obtained from the Mount Mica Mine…

    Zuni Turquoise & Sterling Silver Cuff Bracelet
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    Items signed by Kobe Bryant, Michael Jordan, Ruth And Gehrig Are In Iconic Auctions' Online Sale

    Kobe Bryant signed and inscribed 1992 middle school yearbook with a reference to the Los Angeles Lakers, the team he would play for just four years later (minimum bid: $2,500). SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – A Kobe Bryant signed and inscribed 1992 middle school yearbook with a reference to the Los Angeles…

    Kobe Bryant signed and inscribed 1992 middle school yearbook with a reference to the Los Angeles Lakers,
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    February 29 Vintage Photography Catalog Auction

    The Boston Red Sox sold Babe Ruth to the New York Yankees in late 1919. In New York, Ruth became one of the most well-known baseball players in history. A news photograph of Ruth and his first wife from an article announcing his move to New York is available in…

    1934 Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig & Joe McCarthy Original News
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    Fine Manuscript and Printed Americana

    On the evening of July 6, 1776, the text of the Declaration of Independence was announced to justify the United States’ freedom from Great Britain. The first member of the Continental Congress to sign the Declaration of Independence was John Hancock. Due in part to his influence in the movement…

    Baseball signed by Babe Ruth and others involved in the film The Pride of the Yankees