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Item 8299 - Babe Ruth 1940 New York World's Fair Academy of Sport Signed Certificate - PSA/DNA NM-MT 8 Catalog 542 (Feb 2019)

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Sold Price: $5,500.80 (includes buyer's premium)


Offered is an un-issued 1940 NY World's Fair Academy of Sport attendance certificate, signed by both Babe Ruth and his uber-agent Christy Walsh. The single page 8.5 x 11 inch certificate reads, in part: "This is to certify that [blank] attended instructions at the Academy of Sport New York World's Fair and he is hereby commended for his interest in Sport and his intentions to practice the ideals of Sportsmanship and Clean Competition as exemplified by the Baseball and Football leaders who have instructed him." Signed at the conclusion by Babe Ruth, and also signed by Ruth's pioneering agent and World's Fair Director of Sports Christy Walsh. In very good overall condition, with minor paper loss to the upper right corner tip and a tiny chip along the right edge. When issued, these certificates would be filled out with the recipient's name and sealed with a ribbon and gold foil seal at lower left. A seldom-seen memento of the home-run champion's ever-enduring love of the game, and the young fans who would carry it into the future. Encapsulated by PSA/DNA, with both signatures grading NM-MT 8.

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