Babe Ruth Yankees jersey sells at auction for record $5.64 million

It was another record for the Great Bambino after a Babe Ruth Yankees jersey sold at an auction for a record $5.64 million.

Ruth's family says the jersey dates back to around 1928.

The jersey breaks the previous record for the most expensive piece of sports memorabilia ever sold, which was more than $4 million on another Babe Ruth jersey from the 20s.

To put it into perspective, the richest contract Ruth ever signed to play baseball was with the Yankees in 1930 - for $80,000.

* Follow us on YouTube
* More local news
* Send us a news tip
* Download the abc7NY app for breaking news alerts
Copyright © 2019 WABC-TV. All Rights Reserved.