Rare Babe Ruth jersey may set record for most expensive sports memorabilia ever sold

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(WFLA/CNN) – Call it a home run for the wealthiest baseball fans.

A jersey once worn by the legendary Babe Ruth will hit the auction block this summer.

The New York Yankees road jersey dates back to the 1920s.

Nearly 100 years ago, the simple flannel shirt wouldn’t have cost much.

But it is expected to fetch $4.5 million at auction.

If it sells for that price, Ruth’s jersey would set a world record for the highest grossing sports memorabilia item ever sold.

The auction will happen at Yankee Stadium on June 15.

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