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1928 Babe Ruth's Own Book of Baseball by Babe Ruth with Original Dust Jacket

Starting Bid - $200.00, Sold For - $587.50

This scarce hardcover book, titled Babe Ruth's Own Book of Baseball (A. L. Burt Company, New York, 1928), was written by Babe Ruth during the height of his legendary career and is particularly noteworthy due to the inclusion of its extremely rare original dust jacket featuring Ruth. With the dust jacket, this book is highly prized by general baseball collectors as a rare and exceptional Babe Ruth display piece, as well as by baseball book collectors. The offered example is further distinguished by its extraordinary condition. The book ( 301 pages, no illustrations) features blue cloth boards and gilt-stamped lettering on both the front cover and spine. All of the pages are clean and bright and the spine remains tight. In Near Mint condition. 5.25 x 7.75 inches. The dust jacket displays only the lightest wear and a few extremely tiny tears (of no consequence and mentioned for the sake of accuracy) along the top and base of the spine; it is in overall Vg-Ex to Excellent condition. Very few examples of this book with the original dust jacket have survived, let alone in this condition. From the Barry Halper Collection. Reserve $200. Estimate $400/$600. SOLD FOR $587.50

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