Monday, February 24, 2014

Historic Auction

On Saturday, there were two historic baseball items auctioned off and without a surplus of income, you weren't going to get close!

The first item was Babe Ruth's 1923 World Series Pocket Watch, which sold to an unknown buyer for $717,000.  Before the days of World Series rings, the players from the winning team received pocket watches.  Between the historical baseball significance and my fascination with pocket watches, this is an item I would have definitely been bidding on....if I had won the Power Ball.

The second baseball related item was Shoeless Joe Jackson's 1911 game-used bat, which sold for $956,000.  During the 1911 season, he hit for a .408 average with 233 hits while playing for the Cleveland Naps.

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