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joed25
06-17-2012, 11:31 PM
Is this Babe Ruth aytograph authentic or secretary? Guy says his uncle requested a Ruth auto from the Yankees in the 40's. I know he stopped playing for them way before and died in '48. If its real how much should I offer? Thank you for the advice.

http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d9/gtu6481/ruth1.jpg
http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d9/gtu6481/ruth2.jpg

David Atkatz
06-18-2012, 08:07 AM
Late 1940s secretarial signature.

jgmp123
06-18-2012, 08:22 AM
Secretarial signed, but still a pretty nice item if the price is right.

JimStinson
06-18-2012, 09:10 AM
Looks like a late 1940's Mrs Babe Ruth signature. The tell tale signs would be , where she signed on the photo, The "e" in Babe , and the connection of the letters "R" and "u" in Ruth. I was always under the impression that all of the "through the mail requests in late 1947 and in 1948 were signed by her. I looked at a collection one time in which the collector had kept the envelopes , he had written Ruth in late 1947 and recieved the same postcard photo you pictured and was indeed signed by the wife. He had then wrote Ruth again this time in early 1948 and before even opening the envelope was certain it was the wife but the 1948 autograph on the same postcard was authentic, the difference was it was signed in the top left portion. Also shortly before Ruth died and in 1948 he made a trip throughout Florida and was guest at many events , this was the photo he signed and presented to many autograph collectors but all of those real ones that I have seen were signed in the upper left corner. Hope this helps
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JimStinson
06-18-2012, 03:15 PM
Note that in all of these authentic Babe Ruth autographs spanning 2 decades the "R" is always seperate from the "u" in Ruth
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chaddurbin
06-18-2012, 04:49 PM
great info jim. wish i had the 2.5k for your Ruth.

JimStinson
06-19-2012, 11:40 AM
Also found this one from (I think) 1929

joed25
06-19-2012, 10:03 PM
Thank you Jim for your expert advice. I really appreciate it.

GrayGhost
06-20-2012, 06:16 AM
This board continues to get better. Mr. Stinson's addition is like a baseball team adding a PRIZE free agent.:)

RichardSimon
06-20-2012, 09:54 AM
Jim is always in the cracker jack box :D.

canjond
06-20-2012, 03:02 PM
Just curious if anyone has any thoughts on this one. The signature is somewhat faded (I affectionately refer to it as a "Poor Man's Ruth"). The signature is dated 1948.

JimStinson
06-21-2012, 10:13 AM
It would have to be a VERY poor man
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