April 21, 2014
RENO, Nev. (AP) - A baseball autographed by Babe Ruth has fetched $3,900 at auction in Reno.
The ball, signed in 1928, went today to a former University of Nevada, Reno baseball player who asked not to be identified.
The 31-year-old man told the Reno Gazette-Journal that he's an avid baseball memorabilia collector who plans to keep the ball "forever."
The ball had been expected to sell for $3,000 to $5,000.
It was among nearly 500 items offered in an auction of the estate of fantasy author David Eddings of Carson City.
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