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Original Beer Bottle From Babe Ruth's Bar In Baltimore

Lot Number 656

Quantity: Bid Starts: 07/22/2022 12:00:00 
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In the 1910s, Babe Ruth used his newfound fame and fortune to purchase a Baltimore tavern for his father George Ruth Sr. Young Babe worked there in the off-season as well as lived upstairs with his bride Helen. Offered is one of the tavern's extremely rare surviving bottles that reads, "Staten Island Bottling Company, George Ruths Prop'r, Trademark Registered, Baltimore, MD, This Bottle is Registered, Not to be Sold." Condition of the 9-1/4"-tall relic is VG-EX overall with a few minor dings to the rim and base and some cloudiness to the upper reverse. However, the all-important raised logo and lettering are essentially untouched and present beautifully! In a tragic twist of fate, Ruth's father died outside the tavern just before the 1918 World Series while breaking up a brawl between family members.



 
 
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