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Lot # 954 (of 1673)   < Previous Lot | Next Lot >

1947 Babe Ruth Signed Place Mat - Extremely Large Signature!

Starting Bid - $1,000.00 , Sold For - $4,112.50

Presented here is one of the largest Babe Ruth autographs in existence, and one that is ideal for framing and display. This gigantic Ruth signature, measuring 4.75 inches in length, has been flawlessly scripted in blue ballpoint pen and grades a perfect “10.” This uncommonly large Babe Ruth signature has been penned upon a most unlikely surface: a paper place mat. The place mat features an embossed floral pattern in each corner and is dated “9-15-47” in pencil along the base. Ruth probably signed this place mat (12.25 x 10 inches) at a diner or banquet. Everywhere Ruth went fans were excited to memorialize their brush with greatness with a souvenir autograph. This place mat was probably presented when Ruth was visiting an eating establishment as an ideal item to sign for future framing and display. Luckily for collectors today, Ruth took advantage of the huge writing surface by scripting his name in correspondingly large fashion, leaving us with one of the finest and most fitting for display Ruth signature examples imaginable. The place mat has a light vertical fold, affecting the “e” in “Babe” and a number of small border tears. Very Good condition. LOA from James Spence/JSA. Reserve $1,000. Estimate $2,000+. SOLD FOR $4,112.50

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