Mid-Summer Classic Auction 2013


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Babe Ruth's unprecedented popularity will forever be the cornerstone of our National Pastime's glorious history, with the "Bambino's" unparalleled standing first and foremost among the countless number of diamond heroes. The author of 714 lifetime homeruns, Ruth's majestic long balls have etched an everlasting mark on the game, and his on the field accomplishments will "echo for eternity". Yet, for all of his remarkable baseball related feats, his iconic stature extends far beyond the baseball field. Synonymous with the monumental promotional capacity experienced by the stars of today, Babe Ruth was, arguably, the pinnacle pioneer player associated with "off the field" endorsements. Commencing with his classic lead role in the early 1920'silent movie titled "Headin Home", Ruth began a significant wave of non-baseball contracted commitments including both movies and radio broadcasting. Ruth began a series of radio broadcasting jobs including his Blue Network "Adventures of Babe Ruth", Lux Radio Theater's "Alibi Ike" and a series of NBC (National Broadcasting Company, Inc.) appearances. One such NBC agreement was a June 5, 1943 to July 10th 1943 stint titled "Baseball Quiz" whereby Ruth would answer baseball related questions by children in the studio audience. Presented here is the actual National Broadcasting Company Inc. contract relating that show signed by none other than the immortal George H. Ruth. More impressive, however, is the fact that PSA/DNA has graded the "George H. Ruth" signature a perfect GEM MINT "10". The condition of the 8-1/2" x 11" two page typed contract is conservatively excellent, with the first page indicating some non-obtrusive paper clip related rust near the upper left border as well as moderate paper loss measuring approximately ¼" x 1" at the center upper edge. Two standard vertical folds, barely visible to the naked eye, run across both pages with the critical page 2 folds not even close to impeding the Ruth signature. The "George H. Ruth" black fountain pen signature is breathtaking to say the least, measuring 3" in length. This item comes with a Letter of Grading & Authenticity from PSA/DNA.
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Final prices include buyers premium.: $5,148
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