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Lot # 839: 1939 Hall of Fame Induction Ticket Signed by Babe Ruth & Ty Cobb (PSA)

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Item was in Auction "2024 Summer Classic",
which ran from 6/9/2024 12:00 PM to
6/29/2024 10:00 PM

Scarce inaugural 1939 Baseball Hall of Induction ceremony ticket, signed by both Babe Ruth and Ty Cobb on the reverse. PSA has encapsulated the ticket and certified each signature as Authentic. This ticket has a unique provenance. Our consignor grew up in upstate New York and in 1939 his father attended the Hall of Fame induction. This was his father's ticket for the event and afterward, his father was lucky enough to meet Babe Ruth and Ty Cobb, both of whom were gracious enough to sign it for him. Accompanying the ticket is a 1939 Centennial of Baseball first-day cover that his father obtained that same day, which he had postmarked at the Cooperstown post office. It should be noted that the ticket alone is both a scarce and significant collectible. Signed examples by a member of the inaugural 1939 Hall of Fame induction class are exceedingly rare, let alone one signed by both Ruth and Cobb. Each player has signed the ticket on the reverse in pencil. Ruth's signature is the stronger of the two, grading 8/10, while Cobb's signature grades 6/10. The ticket (5.5x2.75") displays three tack holes: one each in the upper left and lower right corner, and one along the bottom border. The tack hole in the lower right has torn through, but with no loss of paper. A few light creases are also evident, none of which affect the signatures on the reverse. The first-day cover (6.5x3.5") displays a tear in the upper left corner and is otherwise in Excellent condition.

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