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Steiner Sports Steps To Plate With Original Babe Ruth Bat

March 16, 2010 by · 1 Comment 

Ultimate “Bambino” Collectible Now Available in Yankees Legends Auction; One of Fewer than 20 Known to Exist

NEW YORK, March 16, 2010 — An original, near-pristine, and extremely rare autographed Babe Ruth model bat is now available as part of the “Yankees Legends Auction” at Steiner Sports (  The brown bat, a promotional model circa 1933, was signed by the “Bambino” with a steel-tipped pen between the trademark and the branded signature, and has been authenticated by James Spence Authentication as one of the highest-rated Ruth pieces ever.

Bidding on the bat closes on April 4.

“This is one of the crown jewel pieces that we have ever been entrusted with at Steiner Sports,” said Steiner Sports Founder Brandon Steiner. “The fact that so few Ruth-signed bats exist, and that this one is in such outstanding condition make it the ultimate collectible related to the sport’s most famous player of all time.”

How unique a find is this piece?  James Spence of Spence Authentication has seen about 15 in his more than 20 years in the field.

“This bat represents the perfect scenario,” said Spence after rating the piece.  “The autograph itself is in such outstanding condition.  Such great care was taken by the folks who had Ruth sign the bat – there are no smudge marks, it hasn’t faded, and the line is perfectly smooth.  It’s a great find.”

The Steiner Sports Yankees Legends Auction includes rare items from historic Yankee Stadium and past champions like Ruth, Lou Gehrig, Joe DiMaggio and Mickey Mantle as well as today’s stars such as Mariano Rivera, Derek Jeter and Alex Rodriguez.

About Steiner Sports

Steiner Sports Memorabilia entered the sports business world in 1987 and has established itself as the leader in autographed sports memorabilia and sports collectibles. Our full line authentic autographed collectibles are the best source for all your gift needs. We have the perfect sports gifts for birthday gifts that make a unique gift for men (groomsman gifts or anniversary gifts). The current best selling autographed memorabilia are items from: Yankees, Red Sox, Cowboys, Giants, Rangers, Mets, Celtics, Alabama Football Memorabilia, Notre Dame Football, Derek Jeter, Alex Rodriguez, Eli Manning, Mark Buehrle, Brett Favre, Mark Teixeira and Mariano Rivera. Featured this month are special collectibles featuring World Series memorabilia from the New York Yankees and Philadelphia Phillies.

Thanks go to Jerry Milani for bringing this to my attention.


One Response to “Steiner Sports Steps To Plate With Original Babe Ruth Bat”
  1. tony raiola says:

    I own a 9&1/4 by 7&1/2 mint photo original not copy of Babe Ruth Harold Tribune june 13th 1948 at home plate signed by photographer Nat Fein . Wondering how much it is worth

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