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Lot # 804: 1927 Babe Ruth World Series Document in His Own Hand (PSA)

Category: Ruth and Gehrig

Starting Bid: $500.00

Bids: 24 (Bid History)

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Item was in Auction "Spring Classic 2020",
which ran from 5/17/2020 7:00 PM to
6/19/2020 11:00 PM



An exceptionally rare glimpse into the life of the incomparable Babe Ruth in the aftermath of his legendary 1927 season. This telegram was sent to The Bambino by Minneapolis Superintendent of Police F.W. Brunskill, conveying to the slugger "BEST WISHES FOR A MOST HAPPY AND PROSPEROUS NEW YEAR." The face of the Western Union document is valuable enough on its own merit, but what truly distinguishes this exceptional item is Ruth's hand-written financial calculations on the reverse, as he itemized his compensation by category, including salary, World Series share, barnstorming, movies, etc. Time-stamped to December 27, 1927, this vital artifact invites us into the mind of the greatest star in American Sports history, and is an absolute treasure to behold.  

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