Description1929-36 Babe Ruth Christmas Cards Lot of 3 from The Beatrice Wade Collection. He had a big, round belly and brought joy to millions of children. No, we aren't talking about Santa Claus, but rather the greatest figure in the history of our national pastime, Babe Ruth. Presented is a trio of Yuletide greetings sent to Ms. Wade by the Ruth family. One is signed by Claire, the other two unsigned. Two retain their original mailing envelopes. Condition averages EX. Full LOA from PSA/DNA (Claire Ruth autograph). Full LOA from James Spence Authentication (Claire Ruth autograph).
The Beatrice Wade Collection of Baseball Autographs.
The pages that follow document the fascinating tale of Beatrice Wade, a beautiful Golden Age socialite from Detroit who found herself at the center of a social circle that included some of the biggest names in baseball. While her rooting interests may have leaned toward the Tigers of her Motor City hometown, it would appear that her closest relationships involved the iconic New York Yankees slugging tandem of Lou Gehrig and Babe Ruth, and their wives.
Ms. Wade passed away in 1981, but her collection was only recently unearthed by our consignor, the daughter of Wade's cousin. All contents of The Beatrice Wade Collection make their hobby debut in this Platinum Night auction.
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