$1.85 Million For Babe Ruth’s Bat

  • A bat used by baseball legend Babe Ruth during one of the most successful seasons of his career sold at auction Wednesday for $1.85 million, making it the most expensive bat ever sold.
  • The seller, longtime collector Justin Cornett, obtained the bat for just over $400,000 in February 2018, according to Sports Collectors Daily. After his purchase, Cornett sought to increase the value of his newly acquired collectible by seeking out a photo that would place the bat in the hands of Ruth.