Jack Dittmer Boston Red Sox Signed 1983 "Babe Ruth" FDC Envelope With Babe Ruth Postage Stamp (JSA)
Jack Dittmer Boston Red Sox Signed 1983 "Babe Ruth" FDC Envelope With Babe Ruth Postage Stamp (JSA)
Jack Dittmer Boston Red Sox Signed 1983 "Babe Ruth" FDC Envelope With Babe Ruth Postage Stamp (JSA)
Jack Dittmer Boston Red Sox Signed 1983 "Babe Ruth" FDC Envelope With Babe Ruth Postage Stamp (JSA)

Jack Dittmer Boston Red Sox Signed 1983 "Babe Ruth" FDC Envelope With Babe Ruth Postage Stamp (JSA)

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This is a Jack Dittmer Boston Red Sox Signed 1983 "Babe Ruth" FDC Envelope With Babe Ruth Postage Stamp.

This First Day Cover envelope has been dated July 6, 1983 and measures 3.5" x 6.5" in size.

Has been hand-signed and inscribed by Jack Dittmer of the Boston Red Sox who died in 2014.

The Jack Dittmer autograph includes an official James Spence Authentication (JSA) hologram and matching COA for authenticity purposes.

Your First Day Cover Envelope will come in a 5 x 7 Photo Sleeve in an 5x7 Topload Holder.

John Douglas "Jack" Dittmer was a MLB second baseman. He played six seasons in the majors, from 1952 until 1957, for the Boston Red Sox, Milwaukee Braves and Detroit Tigers. He died on May 31, 2014 at the age of 86.

A 20-cent commemorative stamp honoring baseball great Babe Ruth was issued July 6, 1983, in Chicago, Illinois, in conjunction with the 50th anniversary year of the All-Star Game in which Ruth hit the first home run, scoring two runs and winning the game. It was the third stamp in the American Sports Series which begun in 1981 with stamps honoring golfer Bobby Jones and all-around athlete Babe Didrikson Zaharias before Ruth.

The dedication ceremony for the stamp was held on July 5, during the Old Timers Game at Comiskey Park, site of the first All-Star Game in 1933.

The Babe Ruth Stamp design, by Richard Gangel of Weston, Connecticut, was based on a classic photograph of Ruth with feet spread apart and bat pointed almost straight up. He is looking toward the fences following a home run swing. Esther Porter modeled the stamp.

A total of 184,950,000 stamps were issued at a value of 20¢ each for a total value of $36,990,000. (Stamp ID# Scott 2046).

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