Lot # 107: 1929 Babe Ruth Home Run King--Japanese Book Promotional Flyer

Category: Posters / Flyers

Starting Bid: $125.00

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In 1920, the first autobiography of Babe Ruth was published in the United States. It was entitled Babe Ruth Home Run King. However, the book was not published in Japan until 1929. The 300 page volume was translated into Japanese and sold for 1 yen and 50 sen. Unfortunately, we have never seen the Japanese version of the book. However, for the first time, we can offer an advertising sheet for the volume.

Ruth's photo is seen at upper left on the front. Interestingly, there is a blank baseball box score on the back, available to be filled in by the owner of this advertising piece. This box score may be an indication that the flyer was passed out to attendees of baseball games.

Size: 4 3/8 x 7 1/8"

Condition: Ex

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