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1948 Babe Ruth Watch with Original Case, Box, and Magazine Advertisement
Starting Bid - $200.00, Sold For - $2,643.75
Babe Ruth wristwatch complete with original plastic ball case, retail display box, and vintage magazine page advertisement. This is a classic Ruth collectible and one rarely found presented together with many of its original accessories. The colorful watch, manufactured by the Exacta Time Corporation, features Ruth's image on the facing along with his facsimile signature. Included with the watch is the original plastic ball case, the original retail display box (featuring a photo of Ruth on two sides), and a portion of a magazine page bearing an advertisement for the watch. The advertisement itself measures 2.5 x 12.5 inches and features not only an image of Ruth, but also Joe DiMaggio, who gives the watch his ringing endorsement, "Like the BABE himself, it's a HOME-RUN KING!" A photo of the watch is prominently displayed in the advertisement, as is the original price, "$7.95." The advertisement is ideal for display with the watch. The watch is in working order and is in Excellent to Mint condition. The plastic ball case is in Excellent to Mint condition as well. The box is in low grade (missing top flaps, numerous tears, some with tape repair) but is ideal for display with the watch. The advertisement has been matted and is in Near Mint condition. Reserve $200. Estimate $400/$600. SOLD FOR $2,643.75
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