Babe Ruth Jersey For $4.4 Million

WORLD RECORDS SET FOR Babe Ruth’s earliest known jersey,DAVID WELLS’ 1930S RUTH NY YANKEES GAME WORN CAP, AND LAWRENCE TAYLOR’S NY GIANTS SUPER BOWL XXV RING

Ruth jersey bid of $4,415,658 sets world record for any sports memorabilia item

Laguna Niguel, Calif.  (May 20, 2012) – The earliest known jersey worn by New York Yankees legend Babe Ruth sold for $4,415,658, Ruth’s 1930s Yankees game-worn cap owned by former Yankees’ pitcher David Wells went for $537,278 and Hall of Fame linebacker Lawrence Taylor’s NY Giants Super Bowl XXV ring attracted a bid of $230,401 each setting world records in SCP Auctions’ April auction which concluded early Sunday.

The circa 1920 Ruth jersey broke multiple sports memorabilia records, including the new record for an sports memorabilia item, surpassing previous record of $4,338,500 set in 2010 by James Naismith’s founding rules of basketball; most expensive baseball memorabilia ever sold; most expensive Ruth item ever sold; and most expensive game-worn jersey in the history of sports collectibles.

In addition, Wells’ Ruth’s 1930s Yankees game-worn cap set a new world record for a baseball cap and Taylor’s NY Giants Super Bowl XXV ring a world record for a Super Bowl ring. “We are honored to, once again, be a part of history,” said David Kohler, president of SCP Auctions.

“This proves again that Babe Ruth is “king” in the sports memorabilia world. We are proud to offer these and other high-quality items for all collectors.” The auction also included Major League Baseball All-Star Dmitri Young’s high-end baseball card collection.

Top prices from the collection included the only 1955 Roberto Clemente Topps rookie card ever graded PSA 10 Gem Mint ($432,690 – an auction world record for a post-war baseball card); a 1954 Hank Aaron Topps Rookie card PSA 10 Gem Mint ($537,954) and the only 1963 Pete Rose Topps rookie card ever graded PSA 10 Gem Mint ($157,365).

The auction proceeds will allow Young to begin the Dmitri D. Young Foundation that will host baseball and softball camps and clinics, support Boys and Girls Clubs and sponsor programs and scholarships for student athletes and their families in Young’s home area, Ventura County, Calif.