Babe Ruth Signed Vintage Original 1928 "Babe Ruth's Own Book of Baseball" Book with High Grade Signature (PSA LOA)

Limited Edition #275/1000

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Vintage 1928 Book titled "Babe Ruth's Own Book of Baseball". Limited Edition #275/1000. Hand-signed boldly on the cover page by Babe Ruth (D 1948, Yankees HOF). The autograph is in high grade condition. The dust jacket on the book is a reproduction but all else is original.

This book is the ONLY limited edition signed and numbered piece that was ever issued in Ruth's lifetime.

He never did another limited edition signed and numbered piece of any kind before or after this book which was published in 1928 at the pentacle of Ruth's amazing career.

Babe Ruth, nicknamed "the Bambino" and "the Sultan of Swat", was the first player to hit 60 home runs in one season (1927), a mark not surpassed until Roger Maris hit 61 in 1961. Ruth's lifetime record of 714 home runs stood until 1974 when it was surpassed by Hank Aaron. Unlike many power hitters, Ruth also hit for a high batting average: his .342 lifetime average is the tenth highest in baseball history, and in one season (1923) he batted .393, a Yankee record.

Ruth dominated the era in which he played. He led the league in home runs during a season twelve times, slugging percentage and OPS thirteen times each, runs scored eight times, and RBIs six times. Each of those totals represents a modern record.

The autograph includes an official PSA/DNA LOA for authenticity purposes.

Authentication: PSA LOA

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