Babe Ruth Autographs and Memorabilia Guide

Babe Ruth Autographs and Memorabilia Guide


Babe Ruth Autographs and Memorabilia Buying Guide Overview

When he was alive, Babe Ruth was a prolific signer. And while there are still plenty of Babe Ruth autographs available today, demand will always exceed supply. Given the high amounts authentic Babe Ruth autographs sell for, it shouldn't be a surprise that he has the distinction of being one of the most forged signatures in sports.

Below you will find examples of what an authentic Babe Ruth signature autograph looks like. This can be used as a first point of reference for determining the legitimacy of Ruth's autographed memorabilia. It shouldn't be a substitute for having your items authenticated by a well-respected professional autograph authentication company. Some of the trusted sources within the sports memorabilia market include PSA, JSA and MEARS. Click on any of the images below to view full size photos.

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User Comments

  1. 7 Nov 13

    My alleged autographed baseball by Babe Ruth dated June 6, 1927: The R in Ruth appears to be conventional and has no curvatures. Did Babe’s Rs ever vary??? Many thanks!


  2. i have an complete team of los angles dodgers baseball cards when babe ruth was on the team,,,the whole team of cards,,,is this worth anything to you?????

  3. That would be a neat trick, David, as Babe Ruth died10 years before the Dodgers moved to L.A.

  4. I am looking for a bat that was displayed in Plaster Rock New Brunswick Canada in the 90’s or there abouts. It had Babe Ruth’s signature and a lesser known ball player who had a short career playing for the St. Louis Cardinals named Vincent William Shields.
    My sister saw it in a display case in Plaster Rock in the 90’s so there is a bat out there somewhere. Sadly, it is not in the display case at the Tobique Arena where the case was moved from the Lion’s Hall to the Arena.

  5. I have a Babe Ruth endorsed straight razor with his silhouette in the handle, made of bakelite. The razor was made in the 1920s. It was made in Germany for the Pairo Bros. Co. of St. Louis. The handle is bakelite. It may well have been during the time he was with the St Louis Browns. I am at work so do not have all the info at this time. I am interested in selling it and can forward a picture if interested.

  6. Did Babe Ruth ever sign his name in lowercase? I found an old ball with his name and 3 other names on it but his name is in lowercase. Thanks

  7. I have a Babe Ruth signature ball that was signed in the Fall of 1924 during a visit to Los Angeles. Can you direct me to information regarding that trip? Also any information on the value of the ball?

    Thank you.

  8. I have a dollar bill that is signed by Babe Ruth. The story goes that my great Aunt was a nurse in a hospital when he broke his leg. (I don’t follow his life story and don’t know that he broke his leg, but that’s the story). The dollar has been the family the whole time.
    The autograph is a perfect match to the examples you show.
    My question is what is it worth.

  9. What is a 1929 WS Program from Wrigley w/ Babe Ruths signature worth!
    Did not play, signed program while watching game with his wife!

  10. I have an autograph picture of Babe Ruth 16th homerun, and an autograph picture of Babe Ruth and Lou Gegrig standing side by side in their babeball uniforms. Any value?

  11. I have a babe ruth signed baseball left to me when my uncle had died. How or where do I go to get it authenticated? I live in PA. Any help would be appreciated.

  12. Mark This article may help:

    PSA/DNA and JSA would probably be the best companies to contact. With a Ruth ball, it might even be worth it to get it authenticated by both.

  13. Greetings. I have an invitation to Babe Ruth’s funeral at St. Patrick’s Cathedral. I am considering selling. I do not have the envelope, Could you give me an idea what this might be worth. Thanks

  14. Lisa You could fill out this form here and we might be able to help you get in contact with someone who might be able to help:

  15. I have an “autographed” photo of babe Ruth sitting down with a Yankees hat on pic taken kind side pose if you will it has a notorized affidavit on the back its a 8×10 photo it says swine reproduction of the original taken jan 1947 is it worth any thing??? Thank you I appreciate any feed back

  16. If you fill out this form, we might be able to help you find someone who knows more about its value:

  17. I have a photo of the babe with someone else who I can not put a name to that a family member has when they passed. I do believe it’s signed but it is faded. They are both hunting with rifles in hand. Anything on stuff like this?

  18. What is the replica of Babe Ruth’s first contract with the Yankees, given on the 100 year anniversary this year in may at Yankees Stadium worth?

  19. I have an old picture of babe ruth wanted to know if was real or not

  20. i hold a picture of babe Ruth autograph i can not find one like it can you help me

  21. I have a 2003 lithograph of the Babe Bows Out it is in good shape and in a frame is it worth anything? It says on the bottom: printed in the USA, 2003 published and distributed by New York Graphic Society the Babe Bows Out (Photograph 19 3/4″ X 24″), Nat Fein (American) Courtesy Hudson Center for Photography. 4163

  22. I have a picture of Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig posing w/ the West New Yorkers. My Grand father is in the pic and played for them. Not the they played ball with him. Was a promotional thing I imagine. You’ll never find one like it and I would like to know the value?. As I was told $10,000 or more. Would be up for sale if this was true. Fallin on hard times & need the cash that badly. Yeah. I’m a sorry a$$..

  23. I have a black and white picture of babe ruth it has 3 pictures of him in the one photo the one pic has him standing with 3 bats one pic he is ready to swing and the last pic he has his hand on the shoulder of a player please help me find out the price it is thank you

  24. I have an autograph that looks old and exactly like the middle autograph. Its on a rectangle piece of paper and above it is a 1933 Green Big League Chew card. I would love to know if they are real.

  25. I have a signed Babe Ruth picture, is it worth getting it authenticated? What would its value be? Thanks for the help.

  26. I have a March 19, 1920 copy of Babe Ruth’s Hartford Insurance policy that has the signature George Herman Ruth on. On the back is copied a Sherwood M. Hard & Co.,Inc. Insurance Brokers insurance copy. Is this Insurance copy authentic?

  27. Hi Mark,
    did you ever get your babe ruth baseball authenticated. I collect ruth memorabilia

  28. Did Ruth at any point in time put “babe” in quotes? I have a very old ball signed like that, that also has Mickey mantle’ s signature that looks spot on. It’s a family heirloom. Any idea if he signed like that early in his career?

  29. I have an original black and white photo of Babe Ruth in his swim trunks standing next to the Duke of Hawaii. It’s from the WWII era. Anybody have any suggestions where I could value it or roughly what it might be worth?

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