Lot # 229: Extremely Rare “Babe” Ruth Signed 1929 Government Postcard w/”Babe” in Quotes – Postmarked February 19, 1929 – PSA 9 MINT Autograph

Category: Autographs

Starting Bid: $2,000.00

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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 229)
Extremely Rare "Babe" Ruth Signed 1929 Government Postcard w/"Babe" in Quotes – Postmarked February 19, 1929 – PSA 9 MINT Autograph

SCARCE PRE-1930 RUTH GPC!!!... No autograph collection could possibly be considered complete without a script from the incomparable George Herman "Babe" Ruth, and presented here is one of the rarest Babe Ruth autographs you will ever come across. While Ruth signed Government Postcards (GPCs) are certainly not scarce, finding a pre-1930 example is a near-impossible task. Virtually all of the known Bambino scripted GPCs are dated from the 1930s and 1940s, with a majority of them signed by Ruth after he retired in June 1935. This particular offering just happens to include an extremely bold "Babe" Ruth black fountain pen signature graded a PSA 9 MINT, with the postmark reading Feb 19, 1929! Even more impressive is the fact that Ruth has signed his name with "Babe" in quotes, an immediate indicator that this autograph originated pre-1930 since Ruth typically did not use quotes at the start of the 1930s.

The signature literally jumps off the GPC, and affixed directly above the iconic script is a "World's Record for Home Runs" notation referencing either Ruth's single-season 60 homer mark or his 470 lifetime dingers (before the start of the 1929 campaign) that both stood as resounding records at that period of time. A newspaper portrait image of Ruth is also affixed to the right of Ruth's signature, with a lower region crease and some scattered back damage not compromising the PSA 9 "Babe" Ruth autograph. The verso also reveals the Feb. 19, 1929 date as well as Nathan's Baltimore, MD. address (Nathan's last name has been removed due to paper loss). The Sultan of Swat dominated our National Pastime for two decades, and after his departure from Boston, Ruth would take the Big Apple by storm, eventually ending his career in 1935 with a staggering 714 home runs. This outstanding Babe Ruth script would perfectly complement any Sultan of Swat image, with the final matted and framed product destined to be the highlight of any office, den or man cave!

MIN BID $2,000

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