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Topps, PSA stand behind Legendary autographs by Chris Olds

By Chris Olds | Editor

A heavily scrutinized Topps cut autograph card featuring the starting lineup of the 1927 New York Yankees is off the auction block and headed for additional examination.

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Babe Ruth photo signed for his sister sells for $22,546 by Chris Olds
September 1, 2010, 10:24 am
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Babe Ruth photo originally owned for his sister sold for $22,546 Wednesday through

The image (above) was the headliner as part of a collection consisting of five original photos and an inner book cover, which was signed, dated and personalized by The Bambino to “Mamie” Margaret Ruth-Moberly. The items were consigned by the family to the Woodstock, Md.-based  auction house and were never before been publicly available.

Adding to the $22K photo’s appeal was a photo of “Mamie” holding the signed photo.

While that photo attracted 39 bids, the next-highest selling image, a photo signed by Lou Gehrig also personalized to Ruth’s sister, sold for $11,183 after 37 bids.

Among the other pieces sold were five other Ruth-signed items — $7,902 for a signed photo of The Babe and his wife, down to $1,292 each for a pair of Ruth family photos signed with just a “Babe” signature.

To view all of the auctions and the  signed items, click here.

Chris Olds is the editor of Beckett Baseball. Have a comment, question or idea? Send an e-mail to him at Follow him on Twitter by clicking here.

The Bambino, Bing and Bob… now that’s a round of golf by Chris Olds


An autographed scorecard from a legendary golf foursome from a round in 1942 has hit the auction block but it’s got little to do with any stars of the links you might know.

Instead, the scorecard is signed by New York Yankees legend Babe Ruth, comedy legend Bob Hope, entertainment legend Bing Crosby and then-California governor Culbert Olson, and it shows their scores on the Sacramento Municipal Golf Course.

The scorecard will be sold on Oct. 1 by Heritage Auction Galleries where it’s expected to sell for  as much as $4,000.

Chris Olds is the editor of Beckett Baseball and Beckett Graded Card Investor. Have a comment, question or idea? Send an e-mail to him at