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Babe Ruth’s contract sells for $1M

Babe Ruth’s contract sells for $1M

BABE RUTH:This photo shows the 1919 promissory note from the New York Yankees to the Boston Red Sox in payment for the sale of Babe Ruth, Wednesday, July 9, in Baltimore, during a media preview of sports memorabilia slated for auction to mark the 100th anniversary of his major league debut. The auction is scheduled to take place July 12, the day after the anniversary, and the organizers estimate that 125 items to be auctioned off could fetch as much as $10 million. Photo: Associated Press/Patrick Semansky

A sports contract signed by baseball legend Babe Ruth has sold for a whopping $1 million at auction.

The paperwork was signed by the star when he joined Boston Red Sox in 1918, two years before moving to the New York Yankees, when his career took off.

The contract went up for auction in Baltimore, Maryland on Saturday and eventually sold for a top bid of $1.02 million.

Other items sold as part of the Sports Legends Museum auction included a baseball bat signed by the star, which fetched $96,000, and a glove worn by Mickey Mantle, which sold for $180,000.

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