Charlie Sheen is $4 million richer after selling two pieces of Babe Ruth memorabilia during the inaugural Lelands.com Invitational Auction.
The 1919 contract of Ruth’s sale from the Boston Red Sox to the New York Yankees went for $2,303,320, while the outfielder’s 1927 World Series ring went for $2,093,927. The opening bid on each item was $100,000.
The winning bidders had not come forward as of Saturday, Lelands reported.
“These record-breaking prices show once again that Babe Ruth dominates the baseball auction world the same way he did the game,” said Josh Evans, Lelands.com founder and chairman.
The five-page contract is the Yankees' copy that Barry Halper once purchased from the estate of former owner Jacob Ruppert. Sheen purchased that Ruppert copy in 2005.
The contract is considered the most important document in sports history. There were three copies of it. The Red Sox’s copy was sold for $996,000 to a Yankees fan during an auction at Sotheby's in 2005. The American League’s copy has not been seen.
The 1927 World Series ring is the first of four titles Ruth won with the Yankees. That season, Ruth batted .356 with 60 home runs and 156 RBIs; statistically one of the best in MLB history.
Ruth went six for 15 with two home runs and seven RBIs in the Yankees’ sweep of the Pittsburgh Pirates in the 1927 World Series.
The highest amount ever paid for a sports memorabilia item was the $4,415,658 paid for a 1920 Babe Ruth game jersey in 2012.
Internet and wire reports contributed to this article.