Ruby's Hat Up For Auction

Jack Ruby's $16.50 gray fedora could go for $35,000 at auction

The $16.50 gray fedora worn by Dallas strip club owner Jack Ruby when he fatally shot Lee Harvey Oswald in 1963 is for sale -- to the estimated tune of $35,000.

Heritage Auctions -- the same folks that'd sell a dime-store comic because the owner didn't like the story -- scheduled an auction Saturday for the Cavanagh fedora.

President John F. Kennedy was slain on Nov. 22, 1963. Oswald was arrested for the assassination. Ruby fatally shot Oswald on Nov. 24, in an attack captured during a live TV Channel 5 broadcast as the suspected assassin was being escorted by law officers.

Ruby was convicted of killing Oswald and sentencing to death, but was appealing when he died of cancer in 1967.

The auction house estimates the fedora, with Ruby's name embossed inside in gold and the cost of the hat, will sell for more than $35,000. That's a lot to own the hat of the guy that killed the guy that supposedly killed the President...

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