Charlie Sheen Is Auctioning Off Babe Ruth’s 1927 World Series Ring
Charlie Sheen, the infamous party animal playboy actor with a penchant for tomfoolery, is somehow the owner of two of the most impressive and expensive pieces of sports memorabilia on the planet, and we are finding this out because he is now selling them. Classic Charlie Sheen.
The actor revealed to ESPN on Monday that he consigned Babe Ruth's 1927 World Series ring and an original copy of the sale document that sent The Sultan of Swat from the Boston Red Sox to the New York Yankees to the Lelands.com auction house.
In addition to starring as Ricky 'Wild Thing' Vaughn in the cult-favorite "Major League" fims, Sheen is a notorious baseball fan and has long been a collector of memorabilia, and while he doesn't remember what he paid for the Ruth items (shocker) he is confident that the sale will net him a profit.
"I've enjoyed these incredible items for more than two decades and the time has come," said Sheen. "Whatever price it brings is gravy."
He also reportedly kept the ring and sale document in immaculate condition, framing them and keeping them on display in his home.
Per ESPN, bidding on the ring has reached over $600,000, making it the highest-priced championship ring of all time. The sale document is going to fetch a pretty penny too, surpassing $400,000. It was originally the copy owned by then-Yankees owner Jacob Ruppert. The copy owned by then-Red Sox owner Harry Frazee sold in 2005 for $996,000. The copy from the notorious idiot who sold Babe Ruth is apparently worth more than the copy of the guy who was smart enough to buy him, which seems about right.
The reaction to Sheen's ownership of such incredibly historic and valuable pieces has been about what you'd expect:
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