Signed by fifteen future Hall of Famers!1928 New York Yankees & St. Louis Cardinals Team Signed Babe Ruth's Own Book of Baseball. No Fall Classic in the history of Major League Baseball has been populated by more future Hall of Famers than the 1928 edition, a battle of titans that saw the mighty Yanks avenge their heartbreaking defeat suffered two years earlier. Fifteen of the sixteen legends in uniform for that famous rematch appear in bold black fountain pen ink within the presented volume. Only Cardinals manager Bill McKechnie is present at Cooperstown but absent here.
A blank page near the start of this first edition hardcover volume bears the signatures of twenty-nine World Champs, with the following immortals:
Gehrig, Lazzeri, Dickey, Combs, Durocher, Huggins, Hoyt and Pennock.
A turn of the page reveals a snapshot photograph of Ruth in his barnstorming "Bustin' Babes" jersey, posing with the original owner of this book. The next page bears an inscription from the iconic slugger to the star-struck youth: "A Happy Birthday Top Dick Stewart From 'Babe' Ruth, Dec 19, 1928."
The closing blank pages of the book feature twenty-five members of the National League Champion Cardinals:
Frisch, Haines, Hafey, Bottomley, Maranville and Alexander.
The book exhibits an expected degree of handling and storage wear, with some damage to the spine, but the interior pages are, for the most part, free of such concerns. We must report that the Ruth signed page has a couple small tears, but these remain well clear of his writing and do not significantly affect visual appeal. Full LOA from PSA/DNA.
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