It has been close to a year since I last ran a story related to an auction result. Then it was a truly remarkable object – a 19th-century Vampire Killing Kit. This baseball bat might not have the same sensational appeal as the killing kit, but it is nonetheless remarkable as a piece of American history. Used by the great Babe Ruth on his way to a World Series win, the bat was swung not for the pinstriped Yankees of New York, but the hated Red Sox wearers of Boston.
After use the bat was returned to Louisville, where it became a model for all future Ruth signature bats. Having sold for $537,750 it’s the second highest rate paid for a baseball bat. The highest price? The bat used by Ruth when he hit the first home run in Yankee Stadium history. That bat went for over a million.
Does that sting a bit Red Sox fans?
The whole story at the Bee.