Dispatches and a Fan Gets a Souvenir

"Ninety thousand dollars! One hundred thousand! Selling for $120,000!" The lucky top bidder at an auction late last month in a fancy Manhattan hotel had not just won himself a Picasso drawing or a letter from Elizabeth I; no, he had agreed to pay $120,000 for a soiled, gray, away-game jersey worn by Babe Ruth during his 1929 and 1930 seasons with the Yankees. Ruth's shirt was just one of 991 items that were offered during a two-day sale of gloves, bats, * rings, boxing trunks and a 1950s N.H.L. Zamboni ice-smoothing machine conducted by Leland's, a premier auctioneer of sports...

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