Babe Ruth's jersey sold at auction for a record-breaking $5.6 million

Babe Ruth poses with a contest winner in May 1929.

(CNN)It's been more than a century since Babe Ruth started his baseball career, but the Bambino is still breaking records.

A Babe Ruth New York Yankees jersey from 1928-1930 fetched $5.64 million at auction Saturday, making it the most expensive piece of sports memorabilia ever sold, according to the auction house. The previous record was a 1920 Babe Ruth jersey that went for $4.4 million.
The record-breaking jersey was part of a collection of artifacts related to "The Sultan of Swat," as Ruth was also known, sold by Hunt Auctions at Yankee Stadium. The auction house said in a statement that it partnered with the baseball legend's family and had select additions from "elite third-party collections" for the massive display.