Lot # 218: Magnificent Babe Ruth Autographed Headshot Image – Photo Measures Approximately 8” x 10” – PSA LOA w/a 9 MINT AUTO Grade!

Category: Photos

Starting Bid: $5,000.00

Bids: 12 (Bid History)

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Item was in Auction "Spring '23 Rarities Auction",
which ran from 4/13/2023 9:00 AM to
5/6/2023 7:00 PM

(LOT 218)
Magnificent Babe Ruth Autographed Headshot Image – Photo Measures Approximately 8" x 10" – PSA LOA w/a 9 MINT AUTO Grade!

MAGNIFICENT SIGNED RUTH!!!... Presented here is one of the most extraordinary Babe Ruth signed photos on the planet, a breathtaking 8" x 10" headshot illustration of the King of Swat revealing an eye-popping PSA 9 MINT blue fountain pen "Babe Ruth" autograph! One of the boldest Babe Ruth signatures we have ever encountered, it has been perfectly placed in the light background lower right quadrant, maximizing the aesthetics of the majestic blue ink script. Most significantly, this particular signed photo has not been personalized, with a majority of Ruth signed images including a salutation to a specific name that was one of Ruth's added touches to make his signed keepsakes extra special for their lucky recipients. Indeed folks, non-personalized signed Ruth photos are few and far between, and this particular offering just happens to include a robust blue ink autograph that literally jumps off the illustration.

Furthermore, a majority of Ruth images exhibit dimensions in the 6" x 8" to 7" x 9" range, with images such as this 8" x 10" obscurity seldom surfacing for the taking. Of course, it is the close-up portrait Ruthian pose that literally steals the show, as a stoic Babe seemingly stares into an unknown future donning his hallowed Yankee pinstripes and period-style cap. Mesmerizing to say the least, one can easily be drawn into this breathtaking Ruth pose that just happens to emanate crystal clear-clarity and near-perfect contrast, as well as depicting one of the most potent Babe Ruth signatures in the hobby. Its stellar condition is only compromised by a few negligible wrinkles, with no obtrusive flaws evident on either side. Ruth's unparalleled flamboyant personality prompted him to sign a myriad of artifacts for his captivated fans, and even one of his best friends, Yankees HOF right-handed hurler Waite Hoyt was once quoted as saying: "I must have seen Babe sign at least 10,000 baseballs!"

This is why Ruth's legacy extends far beyond being our National Pastime's greatest all-time player, for it was his worldly persona that truly captured the hearts of his avid fan base. This giant of a man literally stands above the game itself, with his abundance of record-setting long balls leading him to revolutionizing baseball in the early 1920s. Past, present and future, Ruth's immortality far outdistances his inferior peers, justifying why so many hobbyists seek his prized autograph. That said, only a handful could possibly match the world-class quality of this museum worthy marvel proudly standing as one of the Sultan of Swat's foremost signed images across the globe!

MIN BID $5,000

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