I am currently selling a fabulous sports collection accumulated by an avid collector. This listing is for a large collection of Babe Ruth baseball memorabilia. I will describe the items below in the order in which the photos appear in the listing. Please note that I have two disks filled with additional photos and will be happy to send more pics via email upon request.
The first item in the set is the Babe Ruth 100th Anniversary Collection issued by Preferred Customer Service. The collection is a historic, limited edition collection that was assembled to honor the 100th anniversary of Babe Ruth's birth. Only 714 of these collections were created worldwide, one for each of Babe Ruth's 714 Major League home runs. The COA accompanying this set has a unique serial number which corresponds to one of Babe Ruth's home runs. This set represents home run #24, which took place against the Detroit Tigers on 6/7/19. Included in the set are 1)pages of Babe Ruth highlights, including his hitting and batting record, 2)a vintage photograph showing a colleague of Babe Ruth, 3)12 complete uncut sheets of Babe Ruth baseball card stamps, and 4)the $1,000 100th anniversary gold postage stamp. These are real postage stamps issued for the 100th anniversay and all stamps are officially authorized by the family of Babe Ruth. There are a total of 12 uncut sheets with each one featuring 6 black and white card stamps representing Babe Ruth in various stages in his life. Each page identifies the group of stamps, and specifically, these are the titles: Babe Ruth As a Child, Babe Ruth's First Season, With Wife, With Daughter, With Gehrig, Babe Ruth And His Arsenal, Hits Another, "The Sultan of Swat", "Mr. New York", Babe Ruth's Last Game, Salutes the Crowd, and Babe Ruth's Farewell 6/14/48.
2)The second item is the Babe Ruth 100th Anniversary Baseball Card Collection. The 14 porcelain cards are housed in a wooden box which shows slight wear. The set has its original COA and is one of 2,873 collectons created worldwide (one for each of Babe Ruth's 2,873 Major League hits). All 14 cards in the collection were individually numbered and bear matching serial numbers. The porcelain cards included are 1)porcelain Babe Ruth Goudey baseball cards, which are exact reprints of the original 1933 cards, officially produced by R&N China Co. under license by Curtis Management and the Babe Ruth Estate; 2)porcelain Babe Ruth Topps baseball cards which are exact reprints of the original 10-card set issued in 1962 and were officially produced by R&N China Co. uinder license by Topps Corporation; and 3)the Babe Ruth Silver Proof Baseball Card, minted in 6 ounces of .999 pure silver and produced under license by Curtis Management and the Babe Ruth Estate.
The third item in the collection is an original unopened Cooperstown Collection Collector Edition fully poseable figure of Babe Ruth.
The fourth item is an 8 x 10 framed black & white photo of Lou Gehrig, Babe Ruth, and a manager (unidentified). This black & white photo is hard to find.
The fifth item is a miscellaneous collection of 5 baseball cards. One is a Topps baseball card issued after 1948 (exact date not identified), which came in a 1952-53 collection. The second and third cards are small baseball cards that came out of boxes of Cracker Jacks in the late 1970s-early 80s. The fourth card came from a Post Cereal box in 2001. The fifth card is a Babe Ruth 100th birthday card.
The sixth item in the collection is a set of two baseballs. One, which has its original COA, is a 100th Anniversary Commemorative Baseball. The second ball does not have a COA and is a statistics ball which contains Babe Ruth's stats on the back of the ball. Both balls have facsimile signatures.
The seventh item is a Metallic Impression Cooperstown Collection Collector Cards set. The card set was never opened.
The eight item is a complete set of 165 Limited Edition baseball cards, offered by MegaCards Incorp., 1999-2000. The set has been opened.
The ninth and final item in the collection is a set of 2 11x14 black & white lithos. One pictures Lou Gehrig and Babe Ruth. The other is of Babe Ruth alone.
Please email me with questions and any requests for additional photos.
Item ID: P-1447