Babe Ruth’s 1914 Pre-Rookie Baltimore Card Sells For Record-Breaking $6 Million
By CNBC.com // June 3, 2021
previous trading card record was $5.2 million
(CNBC.com) – A 1914 Babe Ruth baseball card, worth about $6 million and the first to feature the Major League Baseball icon as a player, was recently sold at a record-breaking price for a sports collectible.
Now, the public will have a chance to own part of it through Collectable.
Launched last September, Collectable emulates a stock market for sports memorabilia, allowing users to buy and sell shares of sports-related items.
The company said a private buyer recently purchased the card. While it didn’t disclose the price due to a nondisclosure agreement with the card’s seller, it said the acquirer paid more than the previous record $5.2 million paid for a 1952 Mickey Mantle baseball card in January. A LeBron James rookie card sold in April for $5.2 million.
Collectible CEO Ezra Levine told CNBC it’s a “reasonable assumption” the buyer paid around value price — nearly $6 million — for the card, which will be held at the Babe Ruth Museum in Baltimore.
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