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1942 Babe Ruth Signed Golf Program
Starting Bid - $500.00, Sold For - $2,251.50
Program from the New Jersey State Hotel Association's ninth annual golf tournament, held on September 1, 1942, at the Crestmont Golf Club in West Orange, New Jersey, signed by Babe Ruth. Ruth has inscribed the program in pencil (grading "9") on the cover "To Shirley/Happy Birthday/From Babe Ruth." The date, "Sept 1 - 1942," is written in pencil in the upper right corner of the program cover. The eight-page program lists the menu for the event, as well as providing the names of the committee members and prize donors. The Crestmont Golf Club (its name was changed to the Crestmont Country Club in 1954) is still in operation today and is located just thirty minutes from the offices of Robert Edward Auctions! The program (5.25 x 8 inches) displays light staining and a few areas of minor discoloration. In Very Good condition overall. Accompanying the program, and perfect for display with it, is a vintage 1941 ACME news photo (7x 9 inches) picturing Ruth on the golf course (Ex, with minor rippling; the original news caption, dated "6.26/41", remains affixed to the reverse). Total: 2 items (program and photo). LOA from James Spence/JSA. Reserve $500. Estimate $1,000+. SOLD FOR $2,251.50
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