Fountain pen signature, “Sincerely, Babe Ruth,” on an off-white 3.5 x 1.5 card. Also signed later by the young lady crowned Miss America in 1951, “Best wishes, Yolande Betbeze, ‘Miss America.’” Attractively matted and framed with an image of Ruth to an overall size of 10.5 x 12.5. In very good condition, with moderate overall creases and light soiling. Betbeze was rumored to have dated Joe DiMaggio, though it is also claimed that they were just friends—in later interviews, Betbeze revealed rather intimate details regarding Joltin’ Joe’s anatomy, offering further evidence of the former. The original collector was almost certainly well-connected to the New York Yankees organization or the city’s elite social scene, given that Ruth passed away at least three years prior to Betbeze’s signing the same card. Pre-certified Steve Grad/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.
Babe Ruth Fountain pen signature