MESA, Ariz. (AP) - It's been 75 years since Babe Ruth retired from baseball and his lone surviving daughter is still working to preserve the legend's legacy.
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The "Sultan of Swat's" bat was once used to smash the first home run at Yankee Stadium on its grand opening April 18th, 1923.
The legendary bat was sold by SCP Auction for a record price of $1.265 million.
The history of the bat, its discovery and the record setting live auction will be discussed during the show.
One of the nation's largest online auctions of highly prized sports memorabilia and cards is underway.
SCP Auctions are featuring valuable items from many CMG legends like Babe Ruth, Ty Cobb, Walter Johnson, Roy Campanella, Lou Gehrig, Jackie Robinson, Knute Rockne, Jim Thorpe, and Honus Wagner.
Some of the coveted items include: a flawlessly penned single-signed Babe Ruth baseball; a bat used by the "Georgia Peach" himself, Ty Cobb; a very rare bat used by Walter Johnson; an exceptional 1952 World Series bat used by Roy Campanella; a very rare key card from the 1910 Ju Ju Drum Candy issue, featuring Ty Cobb; an exquisite Lou Gehrig 1930s autographed photograph by George Burke; an eye appealing rookie card of legendary Brooklyn Dodger Hall of Famer, Jackie Robinson; a Notre Dame football signed by legendary coach, Knute Rockne; a beautiful Jim Thorpe trading card from the 1955 Topps All American football series; and a signed check by Honus Wagner.
The auction will run through Thursday February 4th. To learn more about the auction and to bid on some of the most desirable sports memorabilia click here.