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    1934 Babe Ruth Single Signed Baseball from the Tour of Japan The "army brat" daughter of an American general stationed in the Philippines, Wanda Darlene Milliard had just one wish when her father asked how she'd like to spend her birthday -- she wanted to go to the ballpark in Manila and see Babe Ruth, who was appearing along with the biggest stars of Depression-era baseball on a leg of the famed 1934 Tour of Japan. By virtue of her American heritage, and her powerful parentage, young Ms. Milliard was afforded VIP status, and was brought down to the field to meet the Babe, who presented her with this priceless keepsake. The ONL (Heydler) baseball is inscribed in 9/10 blue ink, "To Wanda Darlene Milliard, Sincerely, Babe Ruth, Dec 12-1934." The ball itself is delicately and evenly toned, with no staining or damage. The very few artifacts to have surfaced from the Tour of Japan carry a heavy premium, making this gorgeous single a very special piece indeed. LOAs from James Spence & Steve Grad/PSA DNA and Mike Gutierrez/MGA.

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    September, 2004
    10th-11th Friday-Saturday
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