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    1939 Babe Ruth Signed First Day Cover Postmarked from The Day of The First Induction Ceremony.

    UPDATE: This item is not encapsulated, but will rather be accompanied by authentication letters.

    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 Hotel Pratt envelope, 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.

    Ruth boldly signed the left side of this envelope in 10/10 blue fountain pen. One of the finest Ruth signed pieces from that historic weekend in Cooperstown. Full LOA from PSA/DNA. Full LOA from SGC Authentic.


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    October, 2018
    18th-19th Thursday-Friday
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