Winter Classic Auction 3 - 24 - 2019
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Presented is an August 25th, 1943 Babe Ruth signed National Broadcasting Company, Inc. contract extension. As bold a Ruth autograph as you will ever see, graces the signature line of this agreement to extend Ruth’s radio series engagement with NBC through midnight on November 20th, 1943. Additionally, the contract states, “starting August 28, 1943 through November 20, 1943 your programs will be sponsored by Spalding Brothers and the compensation to be paid to you by us during such period will be the sum of $750.00 per broadcast…”

This wonderful piece provides one of the finest and most desirable Ruth autographs you are likely to encounter in any format, a stunningly rendered blue fountain pen "George H. Ruth" leaps off the manila colored paper. The signature is without doubt a perfect 10 out of 10 in strength, structure, spacing and flow. The letter-forms are expressive and show tremendous emotion throughout, as if Ruth were excited to sign this contract. The page exhibits original storage folds, the top of the page shows small creasing at the edge of the paper and has a small tear, but none of these issues impact the autograph in the slightest. The NBC radio contract to which this is an extension recently sold at auction for nearly $25,000. For when nothing but the best will do, this gem mint Babe Ruth signature is not to be missed. Authentication by James Spence Authentication (JSA)

Babe Ruth Signed 1943 NBC Broadcasting Contract (Full Name Mint+ Signature)(Full JSA LOA)
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Minimum Bid: $1,000.00
Final prices include buyers premium.: $5,644.80
Number Bids: 14
Auction closed on Monday, March 25, 2019.
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