Desirable American Legion promo photo signed by Babe Ruth
Vintage glossy 5 x 7 promo photo of Babe Ruth taking a mighty swing for the New York Yankees, signed in the upper border in fountain pen. The lower border is imprinted, "Consultant, Ford Motor Company, American Legion Junior Baseball," and the reverse bears a collector's notation in ink, "June—1948, Received at Chase Hotel, St. Louis, Mo." In very good to fine condition, with scattered light creasing, tack holes to the borders, a small stain to the bottom border, and a small area of surface residue to the upper right. Encapsulated in a PSA/DNA authentication holder, and accompanied by a full letter of authenticity from Beckett Authentication Services. In his retirement, Ruth traveled the country doing promotional work for American Legion Baseball on behalf of the Ford Motor Company, which sponsored tournaments for the amateur league; many Ford dealers also supported the cause, supplying uniforms to their local teams.
Auction Title: Fine Autograph and Artifacts
#680 - Ended December 06, 2023
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