Babe Ruth Card Breaks Record with $6M Sale

    • A Babe Ruth card from 1914 sold for over $6 million, breaking a record previously shared by Mickey Mantle and Lebron James.
    • The buyer is selling 20,000 $3 shares of the card on the Collectable platform.

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Most baseball fans can only dream of owning a rare Babe Ruth playing card, but now they can at least buy shares in one.

An anonymous buyer who recently purchased a Baltimore News pre-rookie 1914 Babe Ruth card is selling 20,000 shares at $3 a piece through memorabilia platform Collectable.

The card, which will be displayed at the Babe Ruth Museum in Baltimore, is valued above $6 million, making it the largest individual card purchase in history. There are fewer than 10 copies of the 107-year-old Ruth card in existence.

  • The previous record was shared by two legends from different eras and different sports: a 1952 Topps Mickey Mantle card and a 2003-2004 LeBron James Rookie Patch Autograph card both sold for $5.2 million.
  • Those two passed the previous record set earlier this year by a unique Luka Doncic Logoman Autograph card, which sold for $4.6 million.

Collectable announced a $5.5 million fundraise on May 26 led by Amplo, Bain Capital Ventures, and Fifth Down Capital, bringing its total raised to $7.6 million. It is one of a small number of platforms that offers fractional investing in collectables. 

Rally, which allows users to buy shares in sports memorabilia, vintage cars, comic books, and other collectables, has raised $109.1 million to date.