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1948 Louisville Slugger Babe Ruth Bat Movie Advertising Sign

   

Vintage Babe Ruth Louisville Slugger

  • CIRCA - 1948
  • Advertiser - Louisville Slugger 
  • SIZE - 11" x 17"
  • PRICE GUIDE - $35. -$75. 

 

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NOTES:

   This is an original 1948 Louisville Slugger Advertisement Poster/Sign. Advertising the Genuine Babe Ruth Louisville slugger Bat, also used, and donated to the Movie "The Babe Ruth Story." This sign would be distributed to dealers that carry Louisville slugger products for display. The ad Reads; "This "on Location" Shot shows the Great Babe Ruth giving the screen Babe (Bill Bendix) pointers on how he gripped his Louisville Slugger Bat" The ad also features the Western Union Telegram sent to Louisville Slugger in thanks for their contribution to the production of the Movie. On July 26, 1948, Babe Ruth attended the premier of the film about his life, The Babe Ruth Story, which starred William Bendix (ironically Bendix had been a Yankee bat boy in the 1920's.) Ruth however was feeling very ill, and left well before the film was finished. Three weeks later, on Aug.16 1948 Babe Ruth Passed away. The Western Union telegram in the poster is Dated July 12.

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Babe Ruth & William Bendix

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