After years of the baseball world wondering who owns some of Babe Ruth’s most famous memorabilia, Charlie Sheen has finally come forward.
The “Major League” actor revealed the secret to ESPN on Monday, stating that it is he who has recently put Ruth’s 1927 World Series ring and the original copy of the document of his sale from the Boston Red Sox to the New York Yankees up for auction on Lelands.com.
The auctions close on Friday. James Evans, who originally helped Sheen buy the prized items, will assist in selling them again.
“I’ve enjoyed these incredible items for more than two decades and the time has come,” Sheen told ESPN. “Whatever price it brings is gravy.”
The ring has surpassed $600,000 , making it the highest-priced sports championship ring ever sold. And it’s already making its way up, as seen in this tweet from May:
The high bid on the sale document, which was the copy owned by Yankees owner Jacob Ruppert, has surpassed $400,000. The copy owned by Red Sox owner Harry Frazee sold in 2005 for $996,000.
The actor says he can’t remember what he initially paid for the items when he bought them in the ’90s.
Sheen perhaps most famously was the initial buyer of the ball that went through Bill Buckner’s legs in Game 6 of the 1986 World Series. He bought the ball in 1992 for $93,000 and sold it eight years later for $63,000. The ball sold again in 2012 for $418,250.