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"The Game of the Century" is how the very first All-Star Game of July 6, 1933 at Chicago's Comiskey Park is described, when Babe Ruth whacked a two run home run off NFL pitcher Bill Halahan in the third inning -- and the photo of him doing so became one of the most famed baseball photos ever -- with White Sox bat boy John McBride in the background. Inscribed First Day Cover, 6½" X 3½", cancelled in Chicago, Illinois, on 6 July 1983 and with "First Day of Issue" stamped. Fine. Single 20-cent "Babe Ruth" stamp at upper right. No decorative cachet at left; no recipient's name/address. Large, bold inscription and signature in black ballpoint fills most of the entire left half: "With Best Wishes to / Paul Johnston, from / the old Bat Boy of 1933 / John McBride / The Babe was quite a guy, and also / the greatest athlete of this Century." Fine display piece. Bookseller Inventory # 22904

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Title: Inscribed First Day Cover.

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Main Street Fine Books & Manuscripts has been buying and selling quality books, autographs and ephemera since 1991. We specialize in general antiquarian, first editions, signed books and autographs and documents. We are members of the Antiquarian Booksellers' Association of America (ABAA), Universal Autograph Collectors Club (UACC) and The Manuscript Society.

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Main Street Fine Books & Manuscripts accepts VISA, MasterCard and Discover cards. Checks are welcome. Institutions will be accommodated as their procedures require. Shipping is additional and will be quoted at the time an order is placed. Illinois residents will be charged 8.25% sales tax. Every effort has been made to describe each book and any defects accurately. If an item proves unsatisfactory for any reason, it may be returned pursuant to ABEBooks' policy. We would appreciate a courtesy cal...

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