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1930s Baseball Autograph Album with Babe Ruth and Other Hall of Famers
Starting Bid - $500, Sold For - $2,350
Vintage 1930s autograph album featuring the signatures of thirty-six former Major League ballplayers including Babe Ruth and six other Hall of Famers. The book has sustained moderate-to-heavy water damage, which has impaired, to some degree, all of the signatures in the book. Fortunately, the Ruth signature is among the least affected by the moisture. Ruth’s black fountain pen signature, which is situated on a page with three others, grades “6” and contrasts quite well against the light-colored background. The remaining Hall of Fame signatures in the album are those of Dean (twice, both “5”), Ott (“4”), Grove (“3”), T. Jackson (“2/3”), Hubbell (“4/5”), and Cronin (“1/2”). Other notable signers include Al Schacht, Babe Dahlgren, Bing Miller, Pepper Martin, Val Picinich, Gus Mancuso, Adolfo Luque, and Mark Koenig. Signatures range from “1” to “6,” averaging “3/4.” The book (6 x 5 inches) has separated from its green leather covers and is in Good condition overall. LOA from James Spence/JSA. Reserve $500. Estimate $1,000+. SOLD FOR $2,350
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