Boston Red Sox Collectibles And Memorabilia

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Boston Red Sox Collectibles And Memorabilia

Boston Red Sox Collectibles And Memorabilia are items connected with the American baseball team.

 

Brief history/biography

The Boston Red Sox are a professional American baseball team based in Boston, Massachusetts.

The team was founded in 1901 and the team colors are red, navy blue and white. The Red Sox were also called the Boston Americans from 1901 to 1907.

The team has won seven World Series titles in 1903, 1912, 1915, 1916, 1918, 2004 and 2007 since their formation, as well as 12 AL Pennants, six East Division titles, and seven Wild card berths.

Babe Ruth played for the Boston Red Sox from 1914 to 1919, and soon became regarded as the most famous player in the Boston Red Sox history and in the League's history as well. (After Ruth was traded/sold to the New York Yankees in 1920, the Boston Red Sox experienced an 86-year-drought and didn't win a World Championship until 2004; a drought which has since been termed as the "Curse of Bambino.")

Types of Boston Red Sox Collectibles And Memorabilia

Baseballs

Heritage Auctions in Dallas, Texas sold a baseball which was signed by various players from the 1919 Boston Red Sox team including Babe Ruth for $3,750 in November of 2011.

Baseball cards

Sotheby's in New York sold Babe Ruth's 1915 M101-5 Boston Red Sox baseball card for $120,000 in June of 2005.

Trophies

Guernsey's in New York, New York sold the Boston Red Sox's 1912 World Championship trophy which was presented to Jake Stahl (a former Boston Red Sox player/manager) for $190,000 in October of 2008.

Championship rings

Heritage Auctions in Dallas, Texas sold a 1967 Boston Red Sox American League Championship ring which was presented to Hank Severeid for $4,750 in November of 2011.

Programs

Sotheby's in New York sold 145 Boston Red Sox programs and scorecards from 1910 to 1999 for $4,800 in December of 2005, and a 1912 World Series Program at Boston's newly constructed Fenway Park for $4,500 in December of 2005.

Program Score Books

Geppi's Memorabilia Road Show in Timonium, Maryland sold a WS program score book for a 1916 baseball game between the Boston Red Sox and the Brooklyn Robins for $3,750 in October of 2005.

Photographs

Sotheby's in New York sold the original team photograph of the 1916 World Champion Boston Red Sox team which was taken by photographer George Bain for $4,200 in December of 2005, and a 1916 Boston Red Sox advertising cabinet photograph with Babe Ruth on the cover for $4,600 in December of 2004.

Documents

Geppi's Memorabilia Road Show in Timonium, Maryland sold Babe Ruth's signed 1918 Incentive Agreement with the Boston Red Sox for $100,000 in October of 2005.

Guide for Boston Red Sox Collectibles And Memorabilia

Memorabilia that was once owned, signed or used by Babe Ruth (who played for the Boston Red Sox from 1914 to 1918) is considered to be the most valuable among collectors.

Memorabilia that dates back to the early 1900s, or more specifically, when Babe Ruth was on the team, is considered to be the most valuable and rare.

Restoration of a Boston Red Sox jersey, uniform, helmet, baseball, baseball bat, trophy or document is not recommended.

For more information regarding where to find Boston Red Sox memorabilia, visit the Boston Red Sox official website, Sports Memorabilia, or Baseball Jump.

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