Rare Babe Ruth Signed Photo, Framed. PSA Graded Mint 9.
The foundation of any great sports memorabilia collection is a signed Babe Ruth piece, preferably one in high grade condition. Presented is one such item in flawless condition.
We were pleasantly surprised to find this classic Babe Ruth photo. The image itself of course is an iconic one, but this particular photo is actually autographed by the great Bambino. And surprisingly is not inscribed to someone. Generally signed photos from the period were "personalized" to a specific person. They were presented as a gift or token of appreciation. Indeed, it was a special souvenir to be cherished by the recipient.
This photo, however, is not inscribed to anyone, and thus is a premium-signed item. Moreover, it is in flawless Mint condition and has been graded Mint "9" by the folks at PSA/DNA. Such a designation for a Ruth-signed item is not always easy to find. The experts at PSA/DNA are very strict when issuing grades to Ruth items. We respect that, and so, it did not take us long to realize how important this scarce photo is in such an exalted grade. We immediately pursued it and now happily offer it for sale.
Signed in deep black fountain pen ink, it is Ruth at his best. Signed in the perfect place so the background contrasts wonderfully with his superb penmanship (the Catholic priests of his youth certainly taught him well in that regard!), it shows no imperfections whatsoever. There is no smudging, skipping, starts-and-stops of the pen, and the signature is on a perfect straight line. Players today simply do not sign like this!
The photo measures 4.5 inches by 6 inches, the clarity and resolution are crystal clear, and the photo itself is free of any marks, tears, rips or creases. In sum, it is as nice as any photograph that exists. We love the image itself as it depicts the Sultan peering at yet another home run. After all, that is what he did!
We've placed the photo in archival mylar to further protect it, and sent it to our NYC framer to double-matte it and place it under ultraviolet-protected plexiglass to further safeguard it for future generations to enjoy. The result is one beautiful Babe Ruth presentation piece that's ready to be placed on your favorite wall for all to see.
This is one of the finest signed Ruth photos that we have handled.
Comes with Letters of Authenticity from by PSA.