December 3, 2019 | Vol. 20 Issue 26
In this issue:
  Authenticating a Babe Ruth Game-Used Bat Attributed to His 500th Home Run
  The Perfect Storm of Excitement – A New Collection of Babe Ruth Autographs Hits the Market
  A Look at the Signature Stylings of Babe Ruth
  Upcoming Shows
  PSA Quarterly Grading Specials

Authenticating a Babe Ruth Game-Used Bat Attributed to His 500th Home Run
One of the most fascinating aspects of the hobby is researching an old item to learn its true history. PSA had just such an item submitted recently, and the story is too amazing not to share. Terry Melia details the study behind the bat attributed to Babe Ruth’s 500th career home run.

The Perfect Storm of Excitement – A New Collection of Babe Ruth Autographs Hits the Market
Try if you will, to envision the feeling of uncovering an unknown collection of Babe Ruth signatures. The mere idea is almost too fantastic to imagine. But Brian Drent is lucky enough to have had such an experience. SMR spoke to the founder and owner of the Mile High Card Company earlier this fall about his involvement in this phenomenal find.

A Look at the Signature Stylings of Babe Ruth
For most collectors, a Babe Ruth autograph would be the centerpiece to a collection. But do you know how the "Babe" changed his signature over the years? The following PSA Blog post discusses stylistic differences employed over the years by the Sultan of Signatures.

What Are My ’33 Goudey Cards Worth?
Which of the following is your favorite Babe Ruth card?
  1. 1914 Baltimore News
  2. 1916 M101-4 / M101-5
  3. 1922 E120 American Caramel
  4. 1933 R319 Goudey (any of the four)
  5. 1933 R338 Goudey Sport Kings
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Nearly 50 PSA Graded Cards Up for Auction Offered by eBay Seller: Steve_Novella! Ends Thursday, December 5th READ MORE
Set Registry Spotlight
PSA Set Registry – Set Requests
Our list of pending requests is at a much more manageable size and we have expanded the list of manufacturers for the team sets categories. In the football category, we will now load requests for 2016 – to present, Panini Prizm & Panini Donruss basic issues, as well as the 1989 & 1990 Score issues. Coming soon, we will be expanding the Player & baseball Team sets category! Stay tuned...

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