May 19, 2024

Question of the Day: How much did a Babe Ruth rookie card sell for recently at auction?

Wonder what the Sultan of Swat's rookie card fetched at auction? Brace yourself!


Answer: $7.2 million


  • What causes an item like this Babe Ruth baseball card to become so valuable?
  • Have you ever bought or sold a product in the resale market? Why?
  • Why are certain brands/products so desirable in the resale market?

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Behind the numbers (ESPN):

"A 1914 Baltimore News Babe Ruth rookie card sold for $7.2 million, including the buyer's premium, just after midnight Monday, the third-highest sum ever paid for a sports card. It narrowly missed the $7.25 million paid for a T206 Sweet Caporal Honus Wagner card in August 2022.

It's the most expensive Ruth item of all time."



Want to know why other items in the market are so expensive? Check out the So Expensive Series!


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About the Author

Mason Butts

After graduating from UCLA with a Master's in Education, Mason spent 5 years as a science educator in a South Los Angeles public high school. He is committed to supporting the holistic growth of all students and empowering them to live a life of relational, academic, and financial success. Now settled in the Bay Area, Mason enjoys facilitating professional developments and partnering with educators as they prepare students for a bright financial future. When Mason is not building curriculum or planning a training, he can be found cycling, trying new foods, and exploring the outdoors.

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