Babe Ruth

George Herman Ruth, Jr. or known as Babe Ruth was an American Major League baseball player from 1914 to 1935. He was considered as one of the greatest sports heroes in American culture.

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What is the value of the last autograph of Babe Ruth signed on his deathbed?

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A Babe Ruth autograph could sell anywhere between $4,000. to $20,000. and up. Depending on the Item signed, condition, and the type of authenticity that accompanies the signature. Even a "cut signature" The lowest price for a signed item (a signature on a piece of paper, or "cut" from a larger piece) will sell in the $2,000. range. As far as his last autograph being signed on his deathbed (I'm assume you mean before he died) you will have a hard time selling it as such without strong letters of provenance. Provenance is the ultimate proof of the origin or source from which something comes, and the history of subsequent owners. Provenance can come in different forms and with varying degrees of impact. In order for provenance to have an impact in authenticating an item like this it must come from a verifiable source. For example, a letter that comes from a source like a doctor that is know to have treated "The Babe," or a family member. Without this it is just merely an old $10,000. Baseball with Babe Ruth's signature on it. An autograph (baseball?) of such historic significance would be well known in the hobby, and would have already been sold for hundreds of thousands of dollars, if not in the hall of fame. I have never heard of such an autograph, and without Provenance it will not exist beyond a story told by the owner of the ball.
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How Much Weight can Babe Ruth bench?

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Babe Ruth could bench 450lbs
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Did babe Ruth play for the Boston braves?

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Yes. He played his final games for the Braves in 1935.
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Did Jackie Robinson play against Babe Ruth?

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No, Ruth was deceased before Robinson made his Major League debut.
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What is the value of a 1935 G silver certificate one dollar bill with a blue stamp serial number C43507648J?

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The serial number is almost never a determining factor in a bill's value. Condition, year, series letter, and bank district are far more important. There are 2 varieties of this bill. Those without the motto In God We Trust are worth about $2.25-$3.; those with the motto on the back are worth $4-$6 depending on condition.
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Why is Babe Ruth still important today?

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Because the man was a raging alcoholic who still managed to drill the ball out of the park over and over again. he is still important because he made big time history! He is remembered through baseball players today. He rocks.
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How did Ruth's Chris Steak House get its name?

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In 1965 Ruth Fertel mortgaged her home to purchase a steak house for sale by Chris Matulich. The original name was Chris Steak House. In 1976 the restaurant was destroyed when a kitchen fire erupted. Ruth then bought a new property a few blocks from the original restaurant. Her original contract with Chris Matulich precluded her from using the name Chris Steak House in a different location. So, Ruth added her name making it Ruth's Chris Steak House.
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What was Babe Ruth's Christian name?

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George Herman Ruth was his full name.
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What is the value of a Babe Ruth signed baseball?

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Probably 5 grand. Memorabilia, especially baseballs, featuring the genuine autograph of Babe Ruth are highly sought by collectors and potentially very valuable. Unfortunately, they are also very often forged. Presuming authenticity, other key factors are: the placement and clarity of the signature, the type of ball (is it an "Official American League" ball), and the all-important condition of the ball and signature. Essentially, the bigger and bolder, the better. The provenance; the who, what, when and where of a signed ball's history, may also add value if documented. If genuine, your ball would be worth $1500 to as much as $6,000, depending on the aforementioned factors. With autographs, a picture is truly worth the proverbial thousand words, and can save a lot of time in the authentication, appraisal, and selling process. Here is more input: * Likely several thousand dollars. The true value depends on many factors, including age and condition of the ball, condition and quality of the signature, and whether or not the signature has been authenticated. Please email me more information and/or pictures. * Baseballs featuring the genuine autograph of Babe Ruth are highly sought by collectors and potentially very valuable. Unfortunately, they are also very often forged. Presuming authenticity, values can range dramatically. Key factors are: the placement, size and clarity of Ruth's signature (the bigger and bolder, the better), the type of ball (is it an "Official American League" ball?), and the all-important overall condition of the ball and signature. The personalization hurts value versus helps, but the provenance; the who, what, when and where of a signed ball's history, may also add value if documented. If genuine, your ball would be worth $1500 to as much as $7500, depending on all the aforementioned factors. An absolutely pristine signed Ruth ball (without personalization) could be worth $10,000-12,000. * See the Related Link for "Babe Ruth Autograph Sample " to the bottom for the answer. * Depending on the condition, an authentic can be appraised as high as 20,000 dollars. * It's only worth what someone is willing to pay for it. One of the most prized signatures in the hobby a Babe Ruth single signed baseball in general is worth about $6,000.-$10,000. Value may vary based on condition, and the type of authenticity that accompanies the signature. The type of baseball will also effect the price with an Official American league baseball from Ruth's playing days being of the most value. A baseball in poor condition with a weak signature could sell in the $4,000. price range or less, and a minty baseball with a strong signature could sell in the $15,000 price range or more. But with all said the strength of the authenticity that accompanies the signature will hold the bulk of the value. A signature with the quotation marks around "Babe" that typified his pre-1928 autograph will sell at a higher value as well. If the signature is not properly authenticated the baseball could sell at half the market value or less. For more information and a sample of a Babe Ruth signature visit the link I left below. Babe Ruth Single Signed Baseball One of the most prized signatures in the hobby a Babe Ruth single signed baseball in general is worth about $6,000.-$10,000. Value may vary based on condition, and the type of authenticity that accompanies the signature. The type of baseball will also effect the price with an Official American league baseball from Ruth's playing days being of the most value. A baseball in poor condition with a weak signature could sell in the $4,000. price range or less, and a minty baseball with a strong signature could sell in the $15,000 price range or more. But with all said the strength of the authenticity that accompanies the signature will hold the bulk of the value. If the signature is not properly authenticated the baseball could sell at half the market value or less His Signed Baseball is Worth-$20,000.00
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Did Babe Ruth point with his bat or finger?

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Babe Ruth's called shot The Legionary "called shot" is when Babe Ruth pointed to centerfield during an at bat in game 3 of the 1932 World Series at Wrigley Field in Chicago, and then hit a home run over the centerfield fence.Some baseball historians debate to this day if the "called Shot" event ever happened in the way that legion has recorded it. There is no debate that Babe Ruth was pointing his finger, and he did hit a home run but, the reason why he was pointing his finger or if he was actually pointing to the fence and state that he was going to hit a home run on the next pitch is.
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In Babe Ruth Baseball can a runner jump over a tag?

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yeah but you might be called out depending on the umpire.
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What year was the Star Spangled Banner first played at a Major League Baseball game?

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Started in 1941; by 1942 it was played in all Ballparks. Actually it was first played in 1918 during world war 1 In 1918, during the heart of America 's involvement in World War One, the Americans were assigned the right flank of a large Allied army commanded by the French. The bugle sounded and the Americans along with their French and English allies rose and marched forward towards the German trenches. The Germans opened fire with their machine guns and the Americans were cut to pieces. American General "Blackjack" Pershing refused to allow his army to be controlled by the French and planned his own attack for the next morning. During the night, groups of Americans soldiers, familiar with the way Native Americans fought, snuck slowly out of their entrenchments and crawled towards the German lines. When they got within 100 yards of the Germans, they would lay quietly while others followed their lead. By morning several hundred Americans were in position in front of the German lines, some getting as close as 20 paces. In the morning when the bugle sounded the charge, the Germans thought they had time but the Americans were on them in a hurry. Soon, the Germans broke, and then ran for their lives. The Americans were victorious. In the United States during a baseball game played at Ebbets Field, a message was put on the scoreboard announcing the victory. Some fans then stood and began to sing the National Anthem. Slowly, more and more people stood to join in until by the end of the song, everyone in the stadium had stood up and were singing. From that day till the present, the National Anthem has been sung at every baseball game played in America .
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What was Babe Ruth's home town?

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Babe Ruth was born and raised in Baltimore, Maryland.
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How much is Babe Ruth's signature on a business card worth?

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== == Signatures will vary in price based on condition, the type of authenticity that accompanies the signature, the item signed, and how well the item displays the signature. Baseballs are the most common, and preferred by collectors because of it's connection to the game, low cost, availability and it displays the signature well. The signed baseball represents the average price for a signature, and by deducting or adding from this price for the Item signed accordingly will give you a good idea on value. The lowest priced signed item would be for a "cut Signature." A cut signature is a signature on a piece of paper, or "cut" from a larger piece. Index cards are the next step up, and both sell at a fraction (about 10%-20%) the price of an autographed baseball. Autograph photos typically sell at about 40-60 percent the price of a baseball with bats, uniform Jersey's and equipment selling at a higher price due to the higher cost of the item, rarity and display. In general if an autographed baseball is worth $100. the same autograph on a 8 x 10 photo $50. a cut signature $20. on a bat $150. The percentage of the price could also vary based on the popularity of the player, and how sought after the signature is. In the case of Babe Ruth, his signature is one of the most prized signatures in the hobby. A Babe Ruth single signed baseball in general is worth about $6,000.-$10,000. Value may vary based on condition, and the type of authenticity that accompanies the signature. The signed Business card would fall into the category of a cut signature or a index card. The type of business card and the it's relation to Babe Ruth if any will also effect the price, as well if it is signed on the front or back. Babe Ruth cut Signatures sell for about $2,000.-$3,000. Cut Signatures are often cut from an item that has been ruined to save its value from such items as a cover of a publication, photograph, letter or notebook on which it was originally signed. Cuts are commonly used by collectors to display with a framed photo, or for inserts by baseball card companies. The signature should be bold, and strong, and a weak, and faded signature will sell for less. Most autographs in Ruth's day was signed with a fountain pen. A signature with the quotation marks around "Babe" typifies his pre-1928 autograph and will sell at a higher value. If the signature is not properly authenticated it could sell at half the market value or less.
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What was the name of Babe Ruth's bat?

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It is called "darling'" in the movie "Everyone's Hero". Wondering if that is based on anything.
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What is the value of a Babe Ruth bat with the number 125 in the Louisville Slugger emblem?

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Value of Babe Ruth Bat It depends a great deal on what (if anything) is stamped on the knob of the bat. It also depends greatly on the length of the bat and the year of manufacture. Ruth game used bats are usually 35-36 inches long and bats from early in his career are worth more than bats from later in his career. Store model bat Ruth bats regularly sell for $200-500, while game used bats command much higher price tags. Babe Ruth 125 Louisville Slugger The "125" refers to the grade of wood used to make the bat. 125 is the highest grade store model bat and is reserved for all pro level bats. In general a Babe Ruth store model bat could be worth between $200. -$500. Besides condition there are many factors that will effect the price more or less. Baseball bats closest to the players size and model number that was used during his playing days will sell at a higher price. Decal bats are very desirable and could sell in the $1,000.'s The dating of the bat is one of the most important factors on value along with condition. Hillerich & Bradsby Co. Louisville Slugger has used different oval center brands in their history. By identifying the center label, trade marks, and patens you can narrow down the year to what era the bat was made. For example: a bat made between 1916 - 1929 will have HILLERERICH & BRADSBY Co in the center label as opposed to J.F. HILLERERICH & SON Co as the bats made before. TRADE MARK REG US PAT OFF appears below the oval and changed to TRADE MARK REG in 1930. "Bone Rubbed" is a process to harden the surface of the bat and appears on bats made in the 1920s The "Powerized" process was first used, and patented by the Hillerich & Bradsby Co. in 1931 and has pat. pending beneath the stamp. Powerized and Bone Rubbed" logo is used during the 1932 season. In 1933 and 1934 you will see it stamped "Powerized and Oil Tempered" which usually is a very light heat foil type print. in 1935 until present, they go with just "Powerized" During the 1980's Louisville Slugger issued these replicas of Babe Ruth's last style bat, and stamped 1935 on the knob. The majority of these were sold through a mail order company called J. Petterman and listed at around $100. Yes. The same J. Petterman catalogue featured on the television comedy series Seinfeld. These replica bats sell for about $55.-$125, on eBay.
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What is the Value of a Warren Spahn autographed baseball?

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A Warren Spahn single signed baseball is worth between $60.-$75. Value is based on average prices of recently closed auctions. Prices may vary based on condition, and the type of authenticity that accompanies the baseball. Signatures that have not been properly authenticated could sell at half the market value or less. Add for inscriptions. Collectors will pay more for inscriptions like "HOF 73", and pay less for personal inscriptions like "Good Luck Chuck" In a recent auction a Warren Spahn single signed baseball sold for $83.
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What is the value of a vintage Babe Ruth pin or button?

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Value of a Babe Ruth Pin Ruth endorsed and promoted many products during and after his career - he was also a great self-promoter. As such, there are numerous buttons and pins depicting various images of Babe Ruth, and while all have value to dedicated collectors, values can vary greatly. These include common "Quaker Oats" pins worth $25-50, to stadium pins and promotional buttons worth several hundred dollars. Pins from his earliest playing days command the highest prices. And - as with all collectibles - authenticity and condition are the primary factors determining value. Pictures help a lot and can save a lot of time in the appraisal process. I've seriously collected baseball memorabilia for 30+ years and may also be able to help direct you to collectors interested in buying. Fake Alert on Babe Ruth Pins & More There are loads of fake memorabilia being circulated in the hobby. Babe Ruth pins included. I have posted a couple of Babe Ruth pins showing the difference between a fake, and an original pin. If I do not have the pin you have posted the back of the pin could help identify it as a vintage pin or one that was made recently. contact me for further help. I will leave links below to help identify fake pins. -Steven Keyman The biggest tipoff of a pin or badge not being vintage is the method by which the pin is attached to the back. Most recent badges have the pin going through an oval plate which is attached to the back. There's also usually an extra curl on the pin wire to protect against the point. Most vintage pins and badges have the pin soldered directly to the back with the point exposed (no protection). Methods of identifying fake Babe Ruth and other reproduction pins and badges can be found on ReproAlert.com.
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How many times did Babe Ruth strike out in his career?

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Babe Ruth struck out 1,330 times in his career (1914-1935), during the regular season. He struck out another 30 times during World Series games.