Skip to main content
Go to accessibility notice

    Description

    Circa 1940 Babe Ruth Signed Photograph. A handwritten letter of provenance from our consignor explains that this photograph was signed and presented to his grandfather, owner of a popular restaurant in Jamaica, Queens in the 1930's and 1940's named "Constantine's." The establishment was popular among race track fans returning from Jamaica, Aqueduct and Belmont, one of whom was the legendary Yankees slugger. During one of those visits, Ruth inscribed and signed this wonderful 8x10" studio shot, writing, "To my friend Jimmy Constantine From Babe Ruth." Black fountain pen ink rates 8/10, and the photo presents without any defects of any significant distraction, in its original frame. Full LOA from PSA/DNA. Auction LOA from James Spence Authentication.

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    November, 2014
    6th-8th Thursday-Saturday
    Internet/Mail Bids: 7
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 269

    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

    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

    From the outset and my initial contact with you at Heritage I have been treated courteously. You have taken extra care in assuring me that the experience would be a positive one.
    Samuel Finz,
    Philomont, VA
    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 $2,942,928