Sport Contract sending Babe Ruth from Red Sox to Yankees up for auction

19:40  23 may  2017
19:40  23 may  2017 Source:   Sporting News

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The sales contract of Babe Ruth , forged in December 1919, that sent the pitcher and slugger from the Boston Red Sox to the New York Yankees is being sold by auctioneer Lelands.com. The science behind JBJ's leaping grab. Durant, Warriors close out Spurs.

One of the most famous documents in sports is going up for auction . The sales contract of Babe Ruth , forged in December 1919, that sent the pitcher and slugger from the Boston Red Sox to the New York Yankees is being sold by auctioneer Lelands.com.

Babe Ruth © (Getty Images) Babe Ruth

The Red Sox get another gentle reminder of one of their worst blunders in franchise history this week when the contract sending Babe Ruth from Boston to the Yankees goes up for auction.

The priceless artifact, one of the most scared in baseball, is being sold by auctioneer Lelands.com. The copy once owned by Red Sox owner Harry Frazee last sold for $996,000 in 2005.

"This is the Curse of the Bambino," Lelands' Josh Evans said, via ESPN.com. "It transcends everything. It changed America."

Boston ended the "Curse of Bambino" in 2004 with a sweep of the Cardinals. The Red Sox had previously won a World Series in 1918.

After the 1919 season, Frazee sold Ruth to the Yankees for $100,000. Frazee also received a $300,000 loan from the Yankees to seal the deal. The loan was secured using a mortgage on Fenway Park, meaning if Frazee defaulted, the Yankees would have owned the Red Sox's ballpark as well.

With the Ruth contract back on the market, it will be interesting to see if it's a Yankees supporter or a Red Sox supporter who buys it.

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