I purchased this a man who claimed his elderly relative gave to him. He stated he wasn't sure if the signature was real, but claimed relative was huge Yankee's fan. He stated he never had the signature authenticated. Since I am a collector of Babe Ruth Items,I was pleased to purchase it along with other stamps and covers to add to my collection.
According to an interview I viewed, was on CBS News, Julia Stevens, Babe Ruth's daughter, expressed that her father never refused to sign an autograph when he was alive. She was 98 years old when the interview occurred.
Apparently she also verified before he passed away, Babe Ruth was signing autographs on paper to give to children at hospitals. This card would have been issued when he was alive based on the cancellation date. He passed away August 16,1948.
The card has his hitting stance photograph at home plate cancellation date as May 30, 1927 including a Scott 557 (common ,perf.11) (The date of his famous 60th home run) addressed to Yankee Stadium including his signature in blue ball point ink. It is in fine condition inside a protective UV cover
Since I am not so familiar with postcards, can any postcard collector inform me if Babe Ruth's signature initially was issued along with this specific card on this date to give to fans? The previous owner said he didn't know the answer. Any information would be truly appreciated. Thank you.