Published: May 22, 2018
DALLAS—The Wizard of Westwood (John Wooden) continued to work his magic eight years after his death at age 99, as a jersey he wore as a member of the early 1930s Purdue Boilermakers college team, dwarfed its auction estimate of $30,000 with a bid of $264,000 in Heritage Auctions’ May 17-18 sports memorabilia catalog auction.
The auction price sets a world record for a college basketball jersey, besting the standing mark by over $120,000. But the top result of the auction was a $660,000 sale price for the bat used by Babe Ruth to launch his record 60th home run of the 1927 season, one of just a small handful of bats ever to command a sale price north of a half-million dollars.
Prices include the buyer’s premium. A full review of the auction will appear in a future issue.
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