Spectacular 1939 Babe Ruth Signed New York World's Fair Laurel Card - PSA/DNA MINT 9

Sold For: $4,800

Auction Year: 2016 fall

Lot: 1297

Item Year: 1939

Category: Autographed Baseballs/Flats/Photos

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1939 World's Fair Laurel Card, issued by the Academy of Sport, beautifully signed in black ink by Babe Ruth. Encapsulated by PSA/DNA, with the signature graded MINT 9. These cards were presented to each student who attended the daily sports clinics sponsored by the Academy of Sport at the 1939 World's Fair. The clinics featured many famous sports personalities of the day, who volunteered their time to instruct youngsters on the finer points of the game, and routinely signed these souvenir cards for attendees. The card (4.25 x 2.75 inches), which was issued to "Guy Anselmo of Brooklyn, N.Y.," is in Near Mint condition overall. It should be noted that this card, along with many of the other 1939 World's Fair Laurel Cards appearing in this auction, has been consigned by a family member of the original recipient. This is a simply extraordinary example, which would be a highlight Ruth signed item in any collection. Auction LOA from James Spence/JSA. Reserve $1,500. Estimate $3,000++.

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