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    1934 Babe Ruth & Lou Gehrig Signed Baseball. A September, 1934 vintage notation on this OAL (Harridge) sphere dates this important artifact to the final month of their troubled partnership. Almost as if to punctuate the issues that kept these Yankee legends at arm's length from one another, the Babe fails to take his traditional sweet spot position, placing his black fountain pen autograph at the opposite pole from Gehrig's. Ruth's autograph has suffered from a degree of surface abrasions which has resulted in some loss of the bold ink and a conservative rating of 5/10. Gehrig's autograph has fared better, staying clear of the worst of the scuffing. He rates 8/10 in boldness. The printed date in an unknown hand under Ruth's signature is joined by more writing on the sweet spot, but this is largely lost to wear. It is clear, however, that no other signatures ever resided on this ball, maintaining the status of a highly coveted Ruth and Gehrig duo. LOA from PSA/DNA. LOA from James Spence Authentication.

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    May, 2007
    5th Saturday
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