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Babe Ruth "Called Shot" Collection with 1932 World Series Ticket (4)

Starting Bid - $200.00, Sold For - $940.00

Collection of four desirable Babe Ruth items relating to or dating from the period of his legendary "Called Shot" in the 1932 World Series. 1) 1932 World Series Ticket Stub from Game 3 at Wrigley Field. This was the game in which Ruth famously "called his shot" by pointing to the center field bleachers right before hitting a home run to the spot indicated. While historians have often suggested that Ruth was pointing at Cubs pitcher Charlie Root and not the center field bleachers, a number of eye witnesses, including many players, have always supported the legitimacy of Ruth's legendary feat. Ruth himself never admitted that he called the home run, but he never denied it either. Regardless of the true sequence of events, the "Called Shot" remains one of the most famous moments in baseball history and always will. The ticket stub (3.75 x 2.25 inches) is heavily creased and displays a small area of surface paper loss on the reverse. Gd. 2) 1932 World Series Souvenir Mini-Bat. The small eighteen-inch bat is stamped "Souvenir - World Series - Yankees vs. Cubs - 1932" on the barrel. A number of light blue-ink signatures (not ballplayers, many illegible) are evident upon the barrel and handle. In Very Good condition. 3) Babe Ruth's Baseball Book for 1932 . Extremely high-grade Ex-Mt copy of this desirable soft-cover book (8.5 x 11.5 inches). The 98-page book features numerous photos of Ruth offering instruction on the field as well as articles by John McGraw. Rarely found in such fine condition. 4) Babe Ruth's Big Book of Baseball - 1935 Edition. The 63-page instruction manual, issued as a premium by Quaker Oats, features photos of Ruth throughout. Aside from some minor wear along the spine and edges, the soft-cover book remains in extraordinary Nr/Mt condition. Total: 4 items. Reserve $200. Estimate $400/$600. SOLD FOR $940.00

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