'Antiques Roadshow': Signed Babe Ruth photo worth small fortune

'Antiques Roadshow': Signed Babe Ruth Photo Worth Small Fortune

On "Antiques Roadshow," a woman brought in an autographed photo of Babe Ruth that was signed for Harry Webber, one of the baseball legend's very first agents.
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'Antiques Roadshow': Signed Babe Ruth photo worth small fortune
WASHINGTON, DC - AUGUST 21, Crowds cue up at the Convention Center at about 8am on August 21, 2010. The Antiques Roadshow was in Washington for appraisals and filming for a future television show. (Photo by Tracy A Woodward/The Washington Post via Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - AUGUST 21, As people enter the convention center they have a brief interview by volunteers who give them tickets depending up the items they are bringtin for appraisal on August 21, 2010. These tickets will get them to the correct appraiser. (Photo by Tracy A Woodward/The Washington Post via Getty Images)
390703 01: People hoping to appear on the Chubb''s Antiques Roadshow television show stand in line June 16, 2001 outside the Coconut Grove Convention Center in Miami. The line of people carrying antiques and collectibles began forming at dawn as over 6,000 people from across south Florida came to get appraisals of theirs antiques to see if they had any unexpected valuables. (Photo by Tim Chapman/Getty Images)
Cricket writer and historian David Frith (right) is interviewed by Mike Ashton during a recording of the BBC Television programme, Antiques Roadshow, filmed at Lord's cricket ground in London, 26th September 1996. (Photo by Bob Thomas/Getty Images)

The woman, who had the photo passed down to her from her grandfather, expected a couple thousand dollars for it. To her surprise, it was worth much more.

APPRAISER: I would put an auction estimate of this photo somewhere between $15 and $20,000.
WOMAN: "Oh my gosh!
APPRAISER: "... and I wouldn't be surprised it if sold for more ... it's that good.
WOMAN: "Wow!"

The photo was from the early 1920's and was in excellent condition, which the appraiser said was rare. He even called it "spectacular," explaining that while Babe Ruth had signed many pieces over the years, this one in particular stood out not only because of it's condition, but also because it's size and special signature, indicating it was from earlier in Babe's career.

The baseball fans of the Twitterverse were loving the photo, telling other baseballs fans to tune in to the show.

To find more Babe Ruth memorabilia online, you can visit SportMemorabilia.com and search Babe Ruth

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