Babe Ruth Autographed Baseball With Rare Video Proof at Auction [VIDEO]

Rare Footage of The Babe Signing the Exact Ball From 1929 AND Hitting a Home Run
  • June 16, 2021

A signed Babe Ruth baseball with the best form of authentication you could imagine is coming to auction.  The Ruth-inked ball comes with an actual video of The Babe signing the baseball!  An added bonus - the same video has Ruth knocking a home run!

In 1929 a young James Tonking went to a Yankees game with his father.  Before the game, legendary baseball player, Babe Ruth, fouled a ball that ended up in James' hands.  James brought the ball down closer to the field where Ruth gladly put his name on it.  Imagine not just having a signed baseball from Babe Ruth, but a foul ball right off of Ruth's bat! 

James Tonking's dad worked at Eastman Kodak and tested porotype cameras. One of those Kodak cameras came with the Tonkings that afternoon and James' father incredibly captured video footage of Babe Ruth singing James' foul ball!  Bonus: On the video there is footage of Ruth hitting a home run! 





Not only is Babe Ruth signing the foul ball for James on the this vintage Kodak video, but Ruth slugging a three-run homer is on there, too.  I enjoyed seeing Ruth circle the bases during the home run and he almost passed the runner in front of him!  Was the other running jogging that slowly or did Ruth have a little more speed than we all imagined...


The signed Babe Ruth ball is currently at auction if you're looking to obtain this unique piece of memorabilia.



  • Now - July 10th, 2021


  • Auction but current high-bid is $7,502



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If you have any Babe Ruth autographs or cards you're interested in selling, we'd love to hear from you. We've purchased multiple Babe Ruth autographs and cards. Check out this story about a mom that wanted to sell her Ruth collection to buy her daughter something fun for Christmas!

Just Collect is always buying vintage sports and non-sports cards from 1879 to 1979 as well as select modern cards. Your collection doesn't have to be all vintage like this collection either!  We recently bought a graded card collection of more modern cards that was filled with rookie cards of Kobe Bryant, Tom Brady, and even Hulk Hogan that you can see here.

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We've run into a wide range of people and collections over the last 25 years. Although Just Collect is known for buying vintage sports cards and especially vintage baseball cards, we are also extremely interested in buying non-sports cards, too!  

Every collection and every collector is different and we treat EVERY collection with the respect and attention that we show for our own collections. We understand that many have put their heart and souls into building their collections. So when you're ready to sell, we understand the feelings that you're going through and will work with you to help you reach a decision that is a WIN/WIN, because if you're not happy, we're not happy.


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