According to a report by TMZ Sports, the family that owns a 104 year-old baseball mitt that belonged to Babe Ruth is placing it up for auction.
For those interested in bidding on the glove, a live auction will take place at a New York City restaurant on April 30. Per the report, the auction will be live-streamed and the bidding will start at $125,000.
It is reported by sources close to Ruth collectors that the mitt could fetch close to or perhaps more than $1 million.
Ruth’s mitt was used way back in 1912 when he attended St. Mary’s High School in Baltimore, Maryland. In 1914, Ruth made his debut with the Boston Red Sox and exceeded his rookie expectations during his 1915 season.
After spending six years in Boston, Ruth was famously traded to the New York Yankees in a deal that shaped the legacies of both franchises. His legendary career with the New York Yankees spanned from 1920-1934. Ruth spent one final season with the Boston Braves and was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1936.
Per TMZ’s report, Ruth gave his high school mitt to a kid whose family housed it for decades before displaying it at the Babe Ruth Museum in 1993. Apparently, the time has come to see what monetary value the mitt attracts.