Babe Ruth Auction To Benefit Babe Ruth Foundation Closing February 18
This lot is closed for bidding. Bidding ended on 2/18/2017
Claire Merritt Ruth was the second wife of “The Great Bambino.” A Georgia native, Claire and Babe married in 1929. They remained a couple until Babe’s tragic death from cancer in 1948. Although she spent less time in the spotlight than her husband, Mrs. Ruth had a forceful personality and loved baseball dearly. She attended baseball games, most notably those of Hank Aaron, until her death in 1976.
This display features an 8 x 5 inch black-and-white photograph of Mr. and Mrs. Ruth at a baseball game. Babe is wearing his home Yankee jersey, and Mrs. Ruth is clad in a thick fur coat and hat. The photograph is captioned “Babe & Claire Ruth Together In ‘The House That Ruth Built’”. It is mounted in a 23 x 16 inch framed display.
To the right of this picture is a 4.5 x 5 inch album page signed by both Babe and his wife. Claire signed the page as “Mrs. ‘Babe’ Ruth”. The signatures are of incredible quality, receiving a grade of NM-MT 8.5 from PSA/DNA, who have also encapsulated the cut. This is an indescribably rare piece of baseball history which would instantly become the centerpiece of any collection. Goldin Auctions will be donating 5% of the winning bid price of this lot and all lots in this auction to the Babe Ruth Birthplace Museum.
Babe Ruth and Claire Ruth (Signed As "Mrs. Babe Ruth") Dual Signed Album Page in Framed Display (PSA/DNA NM-MT 8.5)
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This lot has a Reserve Price that has not been met.