1923-1948 Babe Ruth Sheet Music Collection (7)

Sold For: $960

Auction Year: 2016 fall

Lot: 1633

Item Year: 1923

Category: Post-1900 Baseball Memorabilia

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Collection of sheet music comprised of seven classic examples celebrating the exploits of the legendary "Sultan of Swat," Babe Ruth. While the technical merits of each composition are beyond our area of expertise, there is no denying the visual appeal of the attractive, colorful covers, five of which feature either a photo or likeness of Ruth. Four of the pieces were published during Ruth's playing career, while the others date to either 1947 or 1948. Each sheet music measures approximately 9 x 12.25 inches. 1) Babe Ruth He is a Home Run Guy. Published in 1923 by H. J. Gott, Chicago. Vg-Ex, with minor separation at the spine and a small blemish on the front cover. 2) Babe Ruth! Babe Ruth! (We Know What He Can Do). Published in 1928 by the author, J. W. Spencer of Olneyville, Rhode Island. Ex-Mt. 3) Joosta Like Babe-A-Da Ruth. Published in 1928 by Mills Music Inc., New York. Ex. 4) Our Babe Ruth. Published in 1933 by Frank Harding, New York. Ex. 5) Babe. Published in 1947 by Tobias and Lewis Music Company, New York. Ex-Mt. 6) Our Bambino. Published in 1948 by Richardson Songs, Beverly Hills. Vg-Ex, with minor edge tears. 7) Safe at Home. Published in 1948 by Dubonnet Music Publishing, New York. Ex. Total: 7 sheet musics. Reserve $300. Estimate $500+.

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