Lot # 134: Babe Ruth Signed 1939 Baseball Centennial Postal Stamp - PSA 9 MINT AUTO/PSA Encapsulation

Category: Autographs

Starting Bid: $1,500.00

Bids: 13 (Bid History)

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Item was in Auction "Winter Rarities '23 Auction",
which ran from 12/10/2022 12:00 PM to
1/7/2023 7:00 PM

(LOT 134)
Babe Ruth Signed 1939 Baseball Centennial Postal Stamp - PSA 9 MINT AUTO/PSA Encapsulation

This magnificent 1939 U.S. postal stamp has been boldly signed by none other than the incomparable George Herman Ruth, with the bold black fountain pen "Babe Ruth" script appropriately deemed a 9 MINT signature by the PSA industry leader company. Most significantly, the stamp has been mounted to an index card with the card's verso revealing that Ruth signed this stamp in August 1947, one year before his tragic passing on August 16, 1948. Ruth autographs are rarely pinpointed to an exact monthly period, immediately placing this signed Ruthian heirloom as an esteemed collectible. Baseball's 1939 campaign marked our National Pastime's centennial anniversary, with Cooperstown opening its doors to the public for the first time on June 12, 1939.

Joining in this historic celebration was the United States Post Office by issuing a "Centennial of Baseball" three-cent violet stamp depicting a classic baseball game scene that to this day, still stands as an extremely popular collectible with even the most sophisticated philatelists. Some 84 years ago, passionate baseball fans were so captivated by this postal issue that they pursued having one of their diamond heroes autograph the stamp, with no player's signature more popular and coveted than the immortal Sultan of Swat. Measuring 1-1/2" x 1", the stamp is in excellent condition, eluding any obtrusive flaws since its original 1939 issue date and mounted to the previously mentioned blank index card. Of course, its most noteworthy attribute is the absolutely earth-shattering Babe Ruth signature that literally jumps off the stamp via its imposing presence. Synonymous to the Babe's world-class diamond feats that place him as baseball's undisputed greatest all-time player, this seldom surfacing collectible stands as one of the Bambino's most eclectic and noteworthy scripted marvels!

MIN BID $1,500

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