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Old 11-18-2008, 03:52 PM   #1
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'38 Ruth Dodgers uniform goes for $310,500

MISSION VIEJO, Calif. (AP) - SCP Auctions bought a full Babe Ruth 1938 Brooklyn Dodgers road uniform for $310,500 at auction at the Louisville Slugger Museum.
SCP Auctions said Saturday that the uniform, the last professional uniform worn by Ruth, was purchased on behalf of a client who is an avid collector of Ruth memorabilia.

Ruth was a first-base coach for the Dodgers during the 1938 season, his final season in baseball. He also regularly took batting practice with the team to appease fans who wanted another glimpse at the great slugger.

"This is a monumental piece of baseball memorabilia, and we are proud to have been a part of the purchase on behalf of our client," said David Kohler, president of SCP Auctions. "Considering Ruth's stature not only in baseball but in American pop culture, and the fact that this is the last uniform he ever wore, this really is a rare and prized piece."

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http://msn.foxsports.com/mlb/story/8800192/'38-Ruth-Dodgers-uniform-goes-for-$310,500


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To have the last uniform the man ever wore would be awesome. Surpised it didn't sell for more.
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Old 11-19-2008, 01:09 AM   #2
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Interesting. I'd like to see his uniform, but I wouldn't be willing to pay that much for anything. My collection is nice without it.
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Old 11-20-2008, 10:02 PM   #3
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It's cool and all, but I'd rather buy a Ferrari ... or house ... with that. Blah.
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