Ruth autographed bat, $253,000, Hunt Auctions
Gavels ‘n’ Paddles
Recent Auction Results From Near & Far
By Ken Hall
An autographed professional model baseball bat signed with a Christmas date 1924 by Babe Ruth sold for $253,000 at the 9th annual Live Auction held by Hunt Auctions at the Louisville Slugger Museum in Louisville, Ky. Also, a group of historic autographed baseballs assembled by the general manager of the St. Louis Jefferson Hotel in the early 1900s realized $102,245; a Honus Wagner baseball bat went for $27,600; and a 1927 World Series Champion New York Yankees team-signed ball hit $25,047. Prices include a 15 percent buyer’s premium.