Babe Ruth Signed Photo - PSA/DNA MINT 9

Sold For: $6,000

Auction Year: 2017 spring

Lot: 1542

Item Year: 1940

Category: Autographed Baseballs/Flats/Photos

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Postcard-size photo, capturing the "Sultan of Swat" in a classic batting pose as a member of the Yankees, boldly signed by Babe Ruth in blue fountain pen. Encapsulated by PSA/DNA, with the signature graded MINT 9. Ideally, Ruth's signature appears in the upper-left corner of the photo and contrasts exceptionally well against the light background. It is interesting to note that Babe Ruth had these photos specially produced expressly for the purpose of fulfilling autograph requests (sometimes they are found with a postcard back; the offered example is blank backed). The photo (3.5 x 5.5 inches) displays a few light-to-moderate creases (most are only visible when viewed at certain angles) and is in Very Good to Excellent condition. This is a classic Ruth-signed photo featuring an exceptionally bold signature. Full LOA from Steve Grad and Brian Sobrero/Beckett Authentication and auction LOA from James Spence/JSA. Reserve $1,500. Estimate $3,000+.

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