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Sunday, December 6, 2009

What Recession...

What does one do with $36,148.75 in their possession collecting dust??? The first obvious answer would be send it to me and I'll find something good to buy with it. Someone however had other plans, as in spend it on a baseball hat!!! Nostalgia auction house Lelands recently brought another amazing piece of baseball history to the auction block. The fitted cap above belonged to some guy named Babe Ruth....ever heard of him? This Red and Navy Boston Braves cap was worn by Ruth during his final season as a professional ball player. Best known as a New York Yankee, Ruth was sold in 1934 to the Massachusetts franchise, finishing his days in uniform there. In a historic 20+ year career, Babe Ruth racked up 714 Home Runs, 2,873 hits, sent 2,217 players to home base, and maintained a .342 career batting average. Source

Auction description:
“Marred only by a slight separation of the felt near the corners of its brim, this hat is in jaw-dropping shape. With “G.Ruth” sewn into the leather band around the inside of the hat, there is little question as to whom this cap belonged. The classic Boston Braves “B” is embroidered on its front, while the Spalding logo has been stamped into the interior leather. This cap could be his last ever worn as a player, the very one worn during Ruth’s final two home runs against the Pittsburgh Pirates. It comes with an LOA from the Ray Mueller family, stating that the hat was in their private collection until being sold just a few years ago.”

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