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Lot # 936 (of 1560)   < Previous Lot | Next Lot >

Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig Cut Signatures

Starting Bid - $1,000, Sold For - $4,113

Two outstanding cut signature examples belonging to Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig, respectively. The Ruth signature, scripted in bold, black fountain pen in the center of a 5 x 5-inch sheet of unlined paper, is particularly impressive, and grades a perfect "10." The Gehrig signature, executed in pencil on a 5 x 2-inch sheet of unlined paper, grades "9." Few signatures today compliment each other more than that of Ruth and Gehrig, and the offered pair are of exceptional quality. While cuts are normally the most affordable form of any celebrity's signature, they also allow for the greatest versatility in terms of display. If encapsulated, each of these images would make an extremely impressive presentation. This matched pair was beautifully displayed together by our consignor for many years just as they are, but one could easily envision them framed alongside photos and/or other related memorabilia to create an impressive wall display. Both sheets, which have slightly asymmetrical borders, display a single fold line (the fold runs through the Gehrig signature) and are otherwise in Excellent condition. LOA from James Spence/JSA. Total: 2 cut signatures. Reserve $1,000. Estimate $2,000+. SOLD FOR $4,113

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