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Babe Ruth memorabilia, including contract and home run ball, to be auctioned in Baltimore

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    Goldin Auctions president Ken Goldin holds a baseball bat that Babe Ruth used early in his career, Wednesday, July 9, 2014, in Baltimore, as he is interviewed during a media preview of sports memorabilia slated for auction to mark the 100th anniversary of Ruth's major league debut. The auction is scheduled to take place July 12, the day after the anniversary, and the organizers estimate that 125 items to be auctioned off could fetch as much as $10 million. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky) (The Associated Press)

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    Babe Ruth's 1934 fingerprints are seen on a document, Wednesday, July 9, 2014, in Baltimore, during a media preview of sports memorabilia slated for auction to mark the 100th anniversary of Ruth's major league debut. The auction is scheduled to take place July 12, the day after the anniversary, and the organizers estimate that 125 items to be auctioned off could fetch as much as $10 million. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky) (The Associated Press)

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    This photo shows the 1919 promissory note from the New York Yankees to the Boston Red Sox in payment for the sale of Babe Ruth, Wednesday, July 9, 2014, in Baltimore, during a media preview of sports memorabilia slated for auction to mark the 100th anniversary of his major league debut. The auction is scheduled to take place July 12, the day after the anniversary, and the organizers estimate that 125 items to be auctioned off could fetch as much as $10 million. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky) (The Associated Press)

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    A 1932 Babe Ruth baseball card sits in a display case below other items, Wednesday, July 9, 2014, in Baltimore, during a media preview of sports memorabilia slated for auction to mark the 100th anniversary of Ruth's major league debut. The auction is scheduled to take place July 12, the day after the anniversary, and the organizers estimate that 125 items to be auctioned off could fetch as much as $10 million. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky) (The Associated Press)

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    Baseball memorabilia of various eras is on display in cases, Wednesday, July 9, 2014, in Baltimore, during a media preview of sports memorabilia slated for auction to mark the 100th anniversary of Babe Ruth's major league debut. The auction is scheduled to take place July 12, the day after the anniversary, and the organizers estimate that 125 items to be auctioned off could fetch as much as $10 million. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky) (The Associated Press)

The first ball Babe Ruth hit over the fence in Yankee Stadium and his 1918 contract with the Boston Red Sox are among about three dozen Ruth-related items scheduled for auction in Baltimore.

The auction at the Sports Legends Museum will be held Saturday night, a day after the 100th anniversary of Ruth's major league debut. He played his first game on July 11, 1914. Ruth was born in Baltimore.

The items will be on display for the public ahead of the auction. Other collectables to be sold include Super Bowl rings from the 1970 Baltimore Colts and the 2000 Baltimore Ravens.

Goldin Auctions estimates that the 125 items to be auctioned off could fetch as much as $10 million. Ruth's contract is already up to $370,000 in online bidding.