The 2023 Gotta Have Sports Elite Auction
Search By:
This lot is closed for bidding. Bidding ended on 2/4/2023
Original International News Service bulletin released upon the January 13, 1939 death of famed brewmaster and owner of the New York Yankees Jacob Ruppert by Sports Editor, Lawton Carver. Most significantly the bulletin acknowledges the close relationship between Ruppert and Yankees slugger Babe Ruth, reporting “…Ruth…was among those whose parting salutations were a farewell to the man who paid “The Babe” a million dollars in the 20s’ and early 30s’, when his booming bat gained for the Yankees the endearing nickname of “The Ruppert Rifles.” “Last night Ruth called ….and asked permission to see ‘The Colonel’. Almost at the instant of his arrival, Colonel Ruppert was murmuring….’I WANT TO SEE RUTH!’ Those were virtually his last coherent words before death stilled his lips today.” The bulletin concludes with funeral arrangements for Ruppert. 9 X 8.5. A short pencil notation appears on top. Very good condition. Comes with a Gotta Have Rock & Roll Certificate of Authenticity.
Jacob Ruppert Dying Words “I Want to See Ruth!” International News Service Bulletin.
Current Bidding
Minimum Bid: $50
Final Bid: $65
Estimate: $100 - $200
Number of Bids:4
Email A Friend
Ask a Question
 I Have One To Sell