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The Finest Babe Ruth Single Signed Baseball Known, PSA/DNA Mint+ 9.5....

2012 August 2 Vintage Sports Collectibles Platinum Night Signature Auction- Baltimore #7057

 
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Auction Ended On: Aug 2, 2012
Item Activity: 10 Internet/mail/phone bidders
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Location: B & O Warehouse, 6th Floor
Camden Yard Banquet Room
333 West Camden Street
Baltimore, MD 21201

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Highest-Graded Ruth Single in PSA/DNA History!
The Finest Babe Ruth Single Signed Baseball Known, PSA/DNA Mint+ 9.5. While the superstar slugger's famous and unfailing generosity of spirit ensured that his is the most available of all pre-war sporting legends, the tremendous demand for his essential autograph has nonetheless powered a sustained upward trajectory in auction results throughout the years. Historically, the Babe's signature has been the hobby's safest bet. It has been commonly and properly stated that every great sports memorabilia collection begins with the Babe Ruth single signed baseball. The greatest of them all should begin here.

Presented for the most discerning of collectors is the baseball deemed by PSA/DNA, the hobby's leading autograph authentication firm, as the finest of them all, bar none. A consultation with the service's population report will find a single entry in the Mint+ 9.5 column for Ruth singles, occupied by the stunning specimen you see before you. The rating is calculated from a perfect 10/10 grade for the flawlessly rendered blue fountain pen sweet spot autograph, and an 8/10 assessment of the baseball itself, the most desirable home for a Ruth signature, an Official American League model from the Harridge presidency. A half-point is added for the unparalleled visual appeal.

Accompanying the ball is a letter from Stephen Stoll dated August 17, 1999, which states "My father, William Stoll, was a Hollywood publicist who worked on the movie called "The Babe Ruth Story." The movie starred William Bendix as Babe Ruth. Mr. Ruth's widow gave this ball to my father and it's been in my family ever since."

This is not a Ruth signed baseball for the collector merely checking names off of a list, but rather for the most discerning of hobby connoisseurs who understand the inherent value that accompanies the terms "finest known" and "best of the best." Only one collector can claim the definitive example of the hobby's most fundamental building block. Full Grading LOA from PSA/DNA, Mint+ 9.5. Full LOA from James Spence Authentication.

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