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Babe Ruth Rookie Card Sells For $7.2 Million

"This marked the first time in a decade that a Babe Ruth rookie card was up for sale. The last such transaction was in 2013, for $450,000. Robert Edward Auctions"
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"This marked the first time in a decade that a Babe Ruth rookie card was up for sale. The last such transaction was in 2013, for $450,000. Robert Edward Auctions"

(Chester, NJ) -- A rare Babe Ruth baseball card has a new owner.

A 1914 Baltimore News rookie card featuring the Great Bambino fetched $7.2 million in an online auction that ended Sunday.

That closing price makes the card the most expensive Babe Ruth item sold in history.

It's also the third-highest price ever paid for a sports card.

The most expensive card ever remains a 1952 Topps Mickey Mantle card that sold for $12.6 million last year.

Information contributed by 247newssource.com.