Rare Babe Ruth Road Jersey Breaks Record with Sale Price Over $5.6 Million

Babe Ruth Road Jersey Circa 1928-1930
Babe Ruth Road Jersey Circa 1928-1930 | Source: HuntAuctions.com

Historic and exceedingly rare road jersey issued between 1928 and 1930 worn by baseball legend, Babe Ruth has sold for $5,640,000, which makes it the most expensive piece of sports memorabilia on earth to date.

Babe Ruth Yankees uniforms are incredibly rare with just six of distinction known to exist. In addition to its overall rarity, 1928-1930 was the only time in history the New York American League franchise displayed the "Yankees" nickname on its jerseys making this item one of the rarest pieces of sports memorabilia in the world.

Babe Ruth was a one of those humans our history had the privilege of experiencing. To quote Benny Rodriguez in The Sandlot, "People say he was less than a god but more than a man." We all know the accolades of this baseball icon, and his sports memorabilia and trading cards continue to pave the way for new records. The value of this stuff only goes in one direction.

2017 Topps Transcendent Babe Ruth Sketch 1 1 Art by Dan Beroren Encased
2017 Topps Transcendent Babe Ruth Sketch 1 1 Art by Dan Beroren Encased
$2,899.00
Babe Ruth 1933 Goudey card 149 SGC 15 Fair
Babe Ruth 1933 Goudey card 149 SGC 15 Fair
$2,899.99
Babe Ruth Mark McGwire 2002 UD Diamond Collection GU Bat Pinstripe Jersey 50
Babe Ruth Mark McGwire 2002 UD Diamond Collection GU Bat Pinstripe Jersey 50
$1,299.99
1932 Abdulla 196 BABE RUTH PSA 65 New York Yankees Bambino 2nd Highest Graded
1932 Abdulla 196 BABE RUTH PSA 65 New York Yankees Bambino 2nd Highest Graded
$8,699.99
2019 Leaf Ultimate Domin8ors 2 3 Babe Ruth Mickey Mantle Willie Mays Jersey Bat
2019 Leaf Ultimate Domin8ors 2 3 Babe Ruth Mickey Mantle Willie Mays Jersey Bat
$699.99
1935 Muratti 26 BABE RUTH PSA 9 New York Yankees Bambino 1 Highest Graded
1935 Muratti 26 BABE RUTH PSA 9 New York Yankees Bambino 1 Highest Graded
$11,999.99
1939 African Tobacco Small 34 BABE RUTH PSA 75 NY Yankees 1 Highest Graded
1939 African Tobacco Small 34 BABE RUTH PSA 75 NY Yankees 1 Highest Graded
$8,999.99
 BGS 9 BABE RUTH TY COBB HONUS WAGNER UD TIMELESS TEAMS JERSEY PANTS POP 1 1
BGS 9 BABE RUTH TY COBB HONUS WAGNER UD TIMELESS TEAMS JERSEY PANTS POP 1 1
$2,653.35
BGS 10 PRISTINE BABE RUTH TOPPS STERLING BAT JERSEY BASEBALL CARD POP 1 1
BGS 10 PRISTINE BABE RUTH TOPPS STERLING BAT JERSEY BASEBALL CARD POP 1 1
$10,999.99
1920 W516 1 1 BABE RUTH YANKEES RARE HOF SGC AUTHENTIC
1920 W516 1 1 BABE RUTH YANKEES RARE HOF SGC AUTHENTIC
$899.00
2016 Topps Dynasty Baseball SEALED 5 Box Hobby CASE
2016 Topps Dynasty Baseball SEALED 5 Box Hobby CASE
$1,815.00
2017 Topps Now Aaron Judge Babe Ruth Golden Ticket 1 1 New York Yankees HR
2017 Topps Now Aaron Judge Babe Ruth Golden Ticket 1 1 New York Yankees HR
$1,699.99
10 1962 Topps Venezuela Babe Ruth Special Set PSA Graded Yankees
10 1962 Topps Venezuela Babe Ruth Special Set PSA Graded Yankees
$899.99
1928 Fro Joy Babe Ruth Uncut Sheet Original I Believe So St0042
1928 Fro Joy Babe Ruth Uncut Sheet Original I Believe So St0042
$1,499.00
Babe Ruth Upper Deck Sweet Spot Jersey Pants relic laundry tag
Babe Ruth Upper Deck Sweet Spot Jersey Pants relic laundry tag
$650.00
1933 goudey babe ruth 149 PSA 1
1933 goudey babe ruth 149 PSA 1
$2,500.00

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