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    1939 Babe Ruth Signed & Inscribed Baseball Centennial First Day Cover, PSA/DNA NM-MT 8. The identity of a sleepy little town in upstate New York was transformed forever on June 12, 1939, the day the ribbon was cut at the newly founded Baseball Hall of Fame on the shores of Lake Otsego. Though Cooperstown had enjoyed some limited fame with its controversial proclamation as baseball's birthplace, never had the eyes of the nation been so keenly focused upon the leafy hamlet until the day that the greatest living ballplayers convened to receive the game's highest honor.

    This rare first day cover, affixed with a newly released three-cent stamp commemorating baseball's centennial, bears the postmark of that historic date and the autograph of the most famous honoree of them all. Babe Ruth affixes his grand signature vertically, large and bold, in 9.5/10 jet black steel-fountain pen. The Sultan also neatly added the "7-3-39" date below, which was one day before Lou Gehrig's "Luckiest Man" speech at Yankee Stadium. Full LOA from James Spence Authentication. Full LOA from PSA/DNA, NM-MT 8.


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    May, 2019
    16th-17th Thursday-Friday
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