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An incredibly rare Babe Ruth collectible has been found in Illinois. A 1927 banner for the Babe Ruth movie "Babe Comes Home" was discovered in Henry County home under renovation. The banner hung in front of the Peerless Theater in Kewanee in 1927 before going home with the Manager of the theater where it was placed in a closet and untouched for more than 90 years. Rich Mueller is the editor of SportsCollectorsDaily.com and says there really is nothing like this banner in the collectible world...

 

 

The family who found the banner are choosing not to be identified at this time. The 10 foot yellow banner is set to be auctioned by MemoryLaneInc.com beginning February 5th with bidding closing on February 19th. The rarity of the banner and its superb condition indicate that the bidding could be incredibly high. The auction will open with a price of $25,000.

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