Skip to main content
Go to accessibility notice

    Description

    1926 Babe Ruth Signed Photograph. The Babe works on his short game in this unique photograph snapped just weeks after he committed what historians contend to be the biggest gaffe of his baseball career, inexplicably and unsuccessfully attempting a steal of second base to record the final out of the Series' seventh game. We're tempted to forgive the Babe for this brief indiscretion, however, and instead focus upon the black fountain pen inscription which reads, To my friend Jim Bold, From 'Babe' Ruth, Nov. 26, 1926." The strength of the ink ranges from 2/10 to 8/10 throughout the course of the writing, with "Babe" a little light but "Ruth" much bolder. The 7.5x9.5" photo is mounted to a cardboard backing, which has served its purpose admirably, warding off any tearing or creasing. A tough early signed photo from the game's greatest name. LOA from PSA/DNA.

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    August, 2008
    10th Sunday
    Internet/Mail Bids: 12
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 743

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    19.5% of the successful bid (minimum $9) per lot.

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

    Heritage membership

    Join Now - It's Free

    VIEW BENEFITS
    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
      winnings 
    Consign now
    • Cash Advances
    • More Bidders
    • Trusted Experts
    • Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976

    Learn about consigning with us

    Thank you for your expertise, guidance through the auction process and for getting them top dollar for the cards.
    Mark F.,
    Rochester, NY
    View More Testimonials

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search

    Recent auctions

    2019 October 17 - 25 Fall Sports Memorabilia Sports Collectibles Catalog Auction
    2019 October 17 - 25 Fall Sports Memorabilia Sports Collectibles Catalog Auction
    REALIZED $2,889,341