Make an Offer Today and Get a Quick Response! Take a Look at This Week’s Specials! BABE “THE SULTAN OF SWAT” RUTH – AUTOGRAPHED INSCRIBED PHOTOGRAPH – HFSID 288356. BABE RUTH 3½x5½ photograph, shown in the outfield wearing his Yankee uniform; circa 1933! Photograph inscribed and signed: “To/Harold Myers/Sincerely/Babe Ruth”. Ink notation (unknown hand) on seperate cardstock: Taken at St. Louis June 24, 1933. While his record for career home runs (714) has been surpassed by Hank Aaron and Barry Bonds, and his single season mark of 60 by four players, many other records stand unchallenged. One of the new statistics devised to measure baseball value perhaps says it best: Wins Above Replacement (WAR). How many more games did his team win by having the Babe on its roster instead of a replacement-level player? Over his career, his teams won 190 more games with him than they would have won in his absence, and he had the American League’s best WAR in 12 seasons: two with the Boston Red Sox (1916, 1919), and 10 with the New York Yankees between 1920 and 1931. His other annual stats follow the same pattern: continuing leadership in on base percentage, slugging percentage, runs scored and runs batted in. While not a speedy fielder in his later years, he boasted a shotgun arm. Although his final season with the Boston Braves (1935) was an anti-climax, he led the Boston Red Sox to two World Championships and the New York Yankees to five more. His trade from Boston to New York heralded the Yankees’ emergence as baseball’s greatest dynasty. To add to his value, Ruth was a first-rate pitcher for six seasons before his even greater value as an everyday hitter was realized. Here’s a trivia question: What pitcher has the best career won-lost record against the Yankees? He entered the Hall of Fame in 1936 , the first year of his retirement. More than six decades after his death, Ruth remains a larger than life figure, in America and abroad, remembered as “the Sultan of Swat” or simply the Bambino. Accompanied by PSA/DNA LOA. See more material from these signers. See more listings in our SPORTS (1,390). Please note that this is an authentically signed item. We do not sell autograph copies or signature reprints. Images shown may contain our company watermark. The actual document does not contain this watermark. This item has been authenticated and is accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity issued by our parent company, Gallery of History, Inc. We financially stand behind our COA. Ask us about our PSA/DNA and JSA authentication guarantee. Our Third & Best Handbook – The One You Want On Historical Documents! Enhance your collecting experience. For the experienced and novice collector and for those who just love learning history this beautiful 253-page hardcover volume is for you! Take a look at over. Other listings in these categories. And This Week’s Specials. Gallery of History is the world’s largest dealer of authentic autographs and manuscripts. Our inventory contains documents in all areas of interest including presidents, royalty, military, aviation, religion, business, science, celebrities, sports, music, authors and more. Whether looking to add to your collection, acquire a unique centerpiece for the home or office, or as a truly one-of-a-kind gift for someone special, you’ll find it here at HistoryForSale. The Gallery of History. Founded in 1981, is a long-standing UACC Registered Dealer, #RD110, and is a long-standing member of the Manuscript Society. The Gallery of History is the largest dealer in the world with an available inventory that exceeds 230,000 rare autographs and manuscripts. Preserving historical documents is important to us. Our unframed items are sent to you either in acid- free archival sleeves or have been encapsulated when noted. The majority of our in-house framed items are encapsulated in acid free sleeves to guard against organic acids, mounted in an acid-free enviroment and are framed behind glass or UF3-AR Plexiglas which blocks out most ultraviolet light. We warrant to the original purchaser for a period of ten (10) years from the date of the sale the authenticity of any autograph offered by HistoryForSale. Gallery of History is not liable for any other damages, including consequential damages. There are no other warranties of any nature either expressed or implied, including but not limited to the warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose. The item “BABE THE SULTAN OF SWAT RUTH AUTOGRAPHED INSCRIBED PHOTOGRAPH” is in sale since Tuesday, November 17, 2020. This item is in the category “Sports Mem, Cards & Fan Shop\Autographs-Original\Baseball-MLB\Photos”. The seller is “historydirect” and is located in Las Vegas, NV. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Authentication: Numbered COA issued by Gallery of History, Inc.
- Original/Reprint: Original
- Product: Photo
- Sport: Baseball-MLB
- Signed by: Babe Ruth
- Autograph Type: Autographed Inscribed Photograph
- Autograph: Authentic Original