LISTEN: Babe Ruth's granddaughter discusses auction of the baseball great's items

December 11, 2018 - 1:17 pm

NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- Baseball fans are gearing up for an auction of Babe Ruth memorabilia at Yankee Stadium on June 15.

The collection, being auctioned by Hunt Auctions, includes hundreds of pieces relating to the life and career of Ruth.

"For many years, we have cherished the items within his personal collection and have been blessed to represent his legacy through our many family endeavors," Ruth's granddaughter Linda Ruth Tosetti said. "The decision to share items from his personal collection was made with careful consideration and the intent to further his legacy within a new generation of baseball fans."

Listen to the 1010 WINS interview with Tosetti below:

Below are some of the items slated to be in the auction:

Babe Ruth Professional Model cleats.

Babe Ruth 60th Home Run Autographed display piece.

Babe Ruth 1934 Tour of Japan Champion Batsman presentational trophy.

Lou Gehrig signed and inscribed photograph to Babe Ruth.

Babe Ruth’s 1930-31 New York Yankees “Better year than President” player contract.

Babe Ruth 1935 Boston Braves autographed contract agreement.

Babe Ruth personal check ledger with related signed documents.

Babe Ruth single signed baseballs and autographed photographs.

Babe Ruth 1934 Tour of Japan presentational pass.

Babe Ruth personal photographic albums including autographed exemplars.

Babe Ruth 12 Point Deer Trophy Mount with photographic provenance.