Babe Ruth watch sells for $717k

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A 14-CARAT gold watch presented to baseball legend Babe Ruth for helping the Yankees win the 1923 World Series has sold at auction in Manhattan for $717,000.

Heritage Auctions — which called the watch “The most important baseball artifact in existence!” — refused to disclose the name of the new owner, who bid by phone. Many who attended the auction, held at the Ukrainian Institute on the Upper West Side, came just to ogle the historic ticker.

“This is so exciting. There’s so much energy because this is such a unique piece,” said John Wioland, 41.

“For some, Babe Ruth is a hero,” explained another attendee, former Yankees conditioning coach Jeff Margold, 59.

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