December 8th, 2010 Holiday Auction (#29)
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This lot is closed. Bidding ended on 12/9/2010.
One of the more unusual game worn Babe Ruth items, his navy blue wool stirrup sock from the late 1920's or early 1930's. Escorted with the item is tremendous provenance from Ralph C. Langham which explains "My father Ralph Langham coached the Westchester All-Stars in the 1930's. In that capacity the team bought the New York Yankees uniforms that they would use as their uniforms the following season" The letter goes on the explain that the purchase included Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig's uniforms, and that during WWII his Grandmother made clothing from the uniforms. This stocking is all that was left. Centered at the top of this navy blue stirrup is a white tag reading "G Ruth" which is embroidered in red stitching. The “A G Spalding Bros” manufacturers tag is sewn in as well. The stirrup sock shows normal game use and appears to have no alterations of any kind. Please note that a correction and/or update has been made to this lot and the printed catalog differs from what is online.





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Minimum Bid: $2,500
Price Realized: $18,368
Number Bids: 13
Auction closed on Thursday, December 9, 2010.
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