Skip to main content
Go to accessibility notice


    1926 Babe Ruth & Knute Rockne Inscribed Photograph. Two of the biggest stars in the Walsh stable provide for one of the most unique lots in the collection, an oversized (11.5x15" framed) photograph of the pair on the Notre Dame football practice field, inscribed by each. The Babe's distinctive 10/10 black fountain pen script jokes, "I said to Knute 'I'd like to hit against a ball like that!'" The tragic coach responds, in 9/10 blue fountain pen ink, "I said to Babe 'You wouldn't have a kick coming.'" Only autographs could make the piece more perfect, but it's still a remarkable (and remarkably rare) artifact blessed by the hands of two of the greatest athletic figures of the Golden Age. The photo itself is flawless, with a notation reading "At Notre Dame, Sept. 1926" penned at lower right in an unknown hand. Auction LOA from James Spence Authentication. Full LOA from PSA/DNA.

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    November, 2010
    4th-5th Thursday-Friday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 7
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 2,313

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    19.5% of the successful bid (minimum $14) per lot.

    Sold for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)

    Heritage membership

    Join Now - It's Free

    1. Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
    2. Bid online
    3. Free Collector newsletter
    4. Want List with instant e-mail notifications
    5. Reduced auction commissions when you resell your
    Consign now
    • Cash Advances
    • More Bidders
    • Trusted Experts
    • Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976
    Only 8 days left to consign to the 2019 August 17 - 18 Summer Platinum Night Sports Collectibles Auction - Dallas!

    Learn about consigning with us

    I just wanted to let you know how thrilled I am with the results of the auction. Friday night was a blast. I had a hard time sleeping I was so pumped up.
    Rob Fouch,
    Valley Stream, NY
    View More Testimonials

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search

    Recent auctions

    2019 May 30  1915 Cracker Jack PSA Set Registry Auction - Dallas
    2019 May 30 1915 Cracker Jack PSA Set Registry Auction - Dallas
    REALIZED $1,406,927