Love of the Game February 2, 2013 Auction
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Presented here is 1935 a one-dollar silver certificate, signed in ink by none other than Babe Ruth.

Babe Ruth was a prolific signer who turned up in many places where he would unexpectedly spend time with fans, shaking hands and signing autographs.  Many pictures exist of Ruth, standing in the midst of an enormous crowd of people, signing whatever items people happened to have handy: menus, baseballs, photos, business cards, pages in autograph books, and virtually anything else.

What is interesting and fitting about this unique item is that it features Ruth's signature on money.  The highest-paid ballplayer, money was always part of the discussion with respect to Ruth. In 1935, Ruth's last pro season, Ruth was slated to earn a salary of $75,000.  Ruth's famous 1929 holdout (when his salary was raised from $52,000 to $70,000 a year) prompted a reporter to ask why Ruth should earn a higher salary than president Herbert Hoover.  Ruth famously responded "Because I had a better year than he did."

Ruth did everything extravagantly, with his larger-than-life persona, and it is fitting to have his signature affixed to a piece of American currency.  It is Ruth's signature, of course, that carries the value; while a dollar buys you much less in 2012 than it did in 1935, a dollar with a Babe Ruth signature certainly gets you more.

Obviously well-handled, the owner of this dollar clearly cherished it, as it is worn and wrinkled, with many folds.  The signature itself, however, as authenticated by PSA/DNA, remains strong and bold - signed in front of George Washington, as only Babe Ruth could.

An outstanding, one-of-a-kind collectible featuring the most famous and highly desirable signature in all of sports collecting, emblazoned across a piece of paper that, in addition to helping prove its authenticity, is highly symbolic of Ruth's own legend.
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1935 Silver Certificate Signed by Babe Ruth (HOF)
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Minimum Bid: $1,500
Final prices include buyers premium.: $2,950
Number Bids: 7
Auction closed on Sunday, February 3, 2013.
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