Babe Ruth AutographsFortunately for autograph collectors, Babe Ruth signed a lot of autographs during his playing days. "Ruth signed freely. He single-handedly popularized the autograph in sports," according to Rob Lifson, president of Robert Edward Auctions (an auction house that has brokered several valuable Ruth baseball cards and memorabilia). Collectors can find signed Ruth memorabilia in the $5,000 to $20,000 range. High quality signatures can command $30,000 or more.
Signed Babe Ruth memorabilia can be the centerpiece of any collection. As with any signed memorabilia, buyers should place great emphasis on the reputation of the company providing authentication.