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Roadshow Collecting Hidden Babe Ruth Memorabilia Stops in NYC

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A roadshow trying to collect hidden Babe Ruth memorabilia stopped Wednesday in the city that made Ruth the Sultan of Swat.

The show is in honor of the 100th anniversary of Ruth's rookie year.

Goldin Auctions is stopping in eight cities around the country and asking fans to bring in their Ruth artifacts.

Fans can either sell or consign their memorabilia to the collection.

"This is one of the two or three most historically significant Babe Ruth bats that exist in the world. When Babe Ruth played with the Red Sox, he found out he was sold to the Yankees," said Ken Goldin, founder of Goldin Auctions. "It's said, the legend goes, he only took one thing with him, and that was his favorite bat."

"So I took the ball, I hand it to the cop, and the cop handed it to The Babe, and The Babe looked quickly like that, and he gave me a quick glance, and I was in awe. And he signed the ball," said Walter Montagno, who brought in a ball signed by Babe Ruth. "And that was 66 years ago."

When the collection tour is complete, the memorabilia will be put up for auction in Baltimore on July 11 and 12.

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