Baseball Memorabilia

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Interesting auction going on on eBay (12 hours left as of this writing and the reserve has not been met), with the top bid sitting at US $470,100.00:

1919 Original Babe Ruth Sale Contract

eBay item 5135174066 (Ends Nov-09-04 09:08:35 PST)

“You are bidding on the most famous sports contract in history. This Babe Ruth contract was purchased at auction by R.I.philanthropist Alan Shawn Feinstein for $99,000 in 1993.

He gave away copies of it for charitable donations hoping to ‘reverse the curse’..Last copies given out this October benefited the House Of Hope, a shelter for the homeless, being named by Feinstein for a beloved Sister of Mercy who was an avid Red Sox fan. Right after that, the Red Sox won eight straight games including the World Series .

This contract comes with a 4 page feature story about the ‘Curse’, and a letter from TY Cobb showing why Ruth was the greatest baseball player of all times.

100% of the proceeds from this sale will go to charity to help the needy. For further information on the Feinstein Foundation,Inc., visit the site at www.feinsteinfoundation.org.”

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Baseball Memorabilia

Babe Ruth’s bat may set record

Auction on Dec. 2 for historic bat
By Ben Platt / MLB.com
11/07/2004

“Now that the so-called curse has finally come to an end fans can finally look at Babe Ruth for solely for what he was — one of the greatest and undoubtedly one of the most charismatic ballplayers of all-time — and not the man who cursed a franchise for 86 years. In December, an important artifact of the Bambino’s will be up for auction and it could end up as one of the highest priced pieces of baseball memorabilia to be auctioned off.”

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