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1929-1965 Babe Ruth Publication Collection (12)
Starting Bid - $100.00 , Sold For - $470.00
Babe Ruth was the greatest sports personality of the twentieth century, so it's no wonder that he was the subject of countless books and periodicals over the years. Offered here is a group of popular titles, most of which feature Ruth on the cover, that would be ideal as part of a larger very substantial Ruth collection, or could serve as the foundation of a collection unto themselves. 1) Smitty at the Ball Game by Walter Berndt (cartoonist). 1929, Cupples and Leon Co., New York. Hardcover book with original dustjacket. Both the dustjacket and book cover feature the same illustrated image of Ruth. Inscribed by a former owner on the front flyleaf. Ex-Mt, with a Gd dustjacket. 2) Babe Ruth: The Idol of the American Boy by Daniel M. Daniel. 1930, Whitman Publishing Co., Racine. Hardcover. With a number of stray pencil marks on many of the pages. Gd to Vg. 3) Babe Ruth's Baseball Advice by Babe Ruth. 1936, Rand McNally & Co., Chicago. Softcover booklet. Vg. 4) The Babe Ruth Story movie program. This large-format program (8.5 x 11 inches) was issued by Allied Artists Productions, Inc., in 1948 in promotion of the film and features numerous photos from the movie as well as biographies of many of the leading actors. The program also includes numerous photos of Ruth on the set of the film. Softcover. Ex. 5) Babe Ruth As I Knew Him by Waite Hoyt. 1948, Dell Publishing Co., New York. Softcover booklet. Vg. 6) Baseball's Immortals - The Story of Babe Ruth (no author listed). Circa 1948, The Home Plate Press, Cooperstown. Softcover booklet. Vg-Ex. 7-11) The first five issues of Babe Ruth Sports (comic book), April 1949 through December 1949 (published every other month). Harvey Enterprises Inc., St. Louis. Issue number one displays a tape repair on the front cover (Vg). Numbers two and five are in Excellent condition. Number three is in Good condition, while number four displays minor water damage along the border (Vg). 12) Treasure Chest (comic book) Vol. 20, No. 16, April 8, 1965. Geo. A. Pflaum, Dayton. Fr. Total: 12 publications. Reserve $100. Estimate $200/$300. SOLD FOR $470.00
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