Top 10: Baseball Memorabilia

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2015-06-26 10:26:53

10. Babe Ruth’s earliest known used baseball bat - $107,550

The earliest known used baseball bat by Babe Ruth sold for $107,550 at a Heritage Auctions sale in 2010.

Dating from early 1916, the Hillerich & Bradsby Co bat is thought to have been the 21-year-old’s main weapon of choice during the early part of the season.

9. Sandy Koufax’s 1963 “no-hitter “glove - $126,500

The glove Sandy Koufax was wearing when he pitched his no-hitter for the Los Angeles Dodgers against the San Francisco Giants in May 1963 sold for $126,500 in December 2004.

8. Fenway Park’s first pitched ball - $132,000

The first ball pitched at Fenway Park, home of the Boston Red Sox, sold for $132,000 at Sotheby’s in June 2005.

The ball was pitched by Boston Mayor John "Honey Fitz" Fitzgerald , the grandfather of John F Kennedy, on April 20, 1912.

Fenway Park is beloved by baseball fans for its idiosyncratic design and wonderful history.

7. Barry Bonds’s record-breaking 73rd home-run baseball - $450,000

The baseball Barry Bonds hit to record his record-breaking 73rd home-run in the 2001 season sold for $450,000 at auction to toy manufacturer Todd McFarlane in that year.

Bonds's 73 home runs in a single season still stands as a Major League record.

6. Hank Aaron’s record-breaking 755th home run baseball - $650,000

Hank Aaron’s then record-breaking 755th and last home run in July 1976 sold for $650,000 in 1999.

In 1974 Aaron had previously surpassed Babe Ruth's record of 714 home runs, despite receiving racially-motivated death threats as he approached the record.

5. Barry Bonds’s all-time home run record breaking ball - $750,000

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