About Babe Ruth Autographed Memorabilia & Collectibles
Babe Ruth Buying Guide
The "Sultan of Swat," the "Colossus of Clout", or simply "Babe," George Herman Ruth was a larger than life man both on and off the diamond. Widespread consensus as the greatest player in baseball history, Babe Ruth won seven World Series Championships while playing for the Boston Red Sox and the New York Yankees. Although Ruth was originally scouted as a pitcher and made his major league debut on July 11, 1914 on the pitching mound for the Boston Red Sox, he saw most success later on as a slugging outfielder for the Yankees. During his first full season as a professional baseball player in 1915, Babe Ruth pitched his way to an 18-8 record while batting .315, as he played on his first ever World Series Championship team. For his career as a pitcher, Ruth had a record of 94-46 with an earned run average of 2.28. During the seasons of 1917 and 1918, Ruth's offensive abilities became undeniable and his emergence as a hitter began as he led the Red Sox to three World Series championships in 1915, 1916, and 1918. Ruth's relationship with Sox ownership then began to wear thin as he demanded his salary be doubled following the 1919 season, which led Red Sox owner, Harry Frazee, to sell Babe Ruth to the then-lowly New York Yankees for $100,000 in order to finance a Broadway play titled "No, No, Nanette." This move would turn the pages of baseball history forever. As Babe Ruth would go on to either lead or be amongst the top players in home runs, runs, total bases, batting average, walks, and RBIs over the following 15 years, the Red Sox would fail to win a World Series post-Ruth for 86 years. Ruth's charisma, swagger, and talent drew record-breaking crowds to Major League Baseball stadiums who wanted nothing more than to see the "Big Bambino" in person. In 1927, Ruth went on to hit 60 home runs, a MLB record that stood for 34 years. Winning four more World Series Championships with the New York Yankees, Babe Ruth finished his career with 714 home runs, a mark that stood until Hank Aaron eclipsed it in 1974.
Despite 1935 being Babe Ruth's final season, today he is still one of the most recognizable athletes in American sports and considered to be the best baseball player of all time. ESPN even named Ruth America's #3 All-Time Greatest Athlete in 1999, behind only basketball great, Michael Jordan, and boxer, Muhammad Ali. The Babe is a timeless American hero that will be remembered forever as one of the first five inductees into the National Baseball Hall of Fame. To invest in Babe Ruth memorabilia is to add the highest possible value your collection and take home one of the greatest pieces of Major League Baseball history in existence.
Collecting Babe Ruth Memorabilia
Babe Ruth Autographed Baseballs
: As the most iconic player ever to grace the game, a Babe Ruth signed baseball is the ultimate piece of sports memorabilia for any collector or fan to own. Not only does a Babe Ruth autographed baseball represent a historic era in sports history, but it is among the most valuable collectibles available on the market. With an item from our selection of Babe Ruth signed baseballs fans can add a true treasure to their collection and commemorate the legend who won seven World Series as a part of the two of the most iconic teams in the MLB. Babe Ruth represents the heart and soul of baseball and a ball signed by the "Sultan of Swat" is an absolute must for any serious collector or dedicated fan of the game.
Babe Ruth Signed Jerseys
: A jersey is the ultimate ode to an athlete and the center of any true sports collection. Therefore, an autographed Babe Ruth jersey is the most valued and historic sports memorabilia in existence. Ruth's 714 career home runs, 12 AL home run champion titles, and seven World Series victories are also some of the most renowned achievements in all of sports that should be honored with a signed Babe Ruth jersey. Although Ruth will remain etched in baseball history as a Yankee, some of the most valuable jerseys signed by the Bambino are in Red Sox design due to their rarity. Honor one of America's most accomplished sports' heroes forever and bring home an autographed Babe Ruth jersey to display your love of the game.
Babe Ruth Autographed Photos
: Photos of the great Bambino capture some of the most historic moments in the MLB's existence. Featuring plays and event from the early years of the major league, Babe Ruth autographed photos preserve baseball history for a lifetime. From images of early years as a member of the Red Sox to his last game as a New York Yankee, our signed Babe Ruth photos keep the essence of an American sports hero alive. As a perfect addition to any sports room or collection, Babe Ruth signed photos should be framed to create a dedicated display, but more importantly preserve the quality of the memorabilia. Considering images of the Babe are hard to come by and a Babe Ruth autograph is extremely rare, a Babe Ruth autographed photo is a highly sought after piece for both fans and collectors.
Babe Ruth Signed Bats
: For the serious collector or baseball historian, a Babe Ruth autographed bats is a piece of sports memorabilia that commemorates one of the greatest sluggers to play the game. As a man who transcended his sport, Babe Ruth memorabilia is a must-have for any sports collection, but a bat signed by the MLB icon truly represents his impact at the plate. During his legendary career, Ruth crushed 714 home runs for twelve batting titles and become a charter member of baseball's Hall of Fame in 1936. This is the ultimate way to commemorate the greatest man to ever play baseball and add one of the world's most valuable sports collectibles to your collection. Featuring an extremely rare Babe Ruth autograph, fans and collectors can preserve his MLB career for a lifetime, as well as make an investment that will continue to acquire value well into the future.