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Lot # 47: 1937 "Sinclair Oil Babe Ruth Window Display", Gas Station Decked Out for Babe Ruth Contest

Starting Bid: $25.00

Bids: 13 (Bid History)

Time Left: Auction closed
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Item was in Auction "Holiday Collectors Auction 2022",
which ran from 12/2/2022 8:00 PM to
12/17/2022 8:00 PM

In 1937 the Sinclair Oil Company offered Babe Ruth signed balls to kids who participated in a contest. There were thousands of winners who all got a "signed" ball through tireless efforts, but it was all worth it. That is until fifty years later when they gave these balls to their grandkids who sent them to PSA and realized they were signed by a secretary! Despite the massive fraud on kids, the contest has become famous among memorabilia collectors and this window display at a gas station captures the height of the Sinclair Ruth frenzy! There is a big sign with Ruth's picture and products prominently displayed below, hoping you gaze at Ruth and then find yourself buying oil! A unique image in great shape, this is a cool image of memorabilia "in the wild."

Size: 4x6
Designation: Vintage 1
Condition: 5/5
Quality: 5/5
Overall Grade: 10/10

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