Charlie Sheen is set to make a butt load of money, as the controversial actor is selling the most coveted pieces of Babe Ruth memorabilia. For the last 20 years, Sheen has owned Babe Ruth’s 1927 World Series ring and the original contract of the agreement that sent the all-time slugger from the Boston Red Sox to the New York Yankees. Both pieces of memorabilia have been displayed in a bar area of Ricky Vaughn’s house that he named after Ruth. Sheen purchased the monumental memorabilia in the early 1990s, and now you can buy the ring and the contract.
You have until Friday to purchase both pieces of baseball history but you’ll have to scape up some major coin to get your hands on them. The memorabilia is for sale on Lelands where bidding for the World Series ring is over $600,000 and the contract is nearing $400,000. Sheen said he doesn’t remember what he paid for the legendary items, but he said he will certainly come away with 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.” Sheen calls the World Series ring “the greatest thing you can own from the greatest player in the greatest year.”
The contract that sent Ruth from the Boston Red Sox to the New York Yankees and completely transformed both franchises is also on sale and is expected to fetch around $1 million, since the copy owned by Red Sox owner Harry Frazee sold in 2005 for $996,000. The infamous trade in 1919 sent both franchises soaring in opposite directions. The Red Sox sold the rights to Babe Ruth for $100,000, the largest sum ever paid for a baseball player. Beer brewer and former congressman Jacob Ruppert, the principal owner of the Yankees, also gave a $350,000 loan to Harry Frazee, the owner of the Red Sox. That one transaction changed the fortunes of both clubs immediately and sparked the “Curse of the Bambino.”