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    1936 Carl Hubbell All America Baseball Team Certificate Signed by Babe Ruth. With so many reasons to love this amazing artifact, it's hard to know where to begin. Perhaps we'll lead off with the presentee, the Hall of Fame pitcher who absolutely dominated the National League this season, earning M.V.P. honors with League-leading figures in all relevant categories: E.R.A., wins, winning percentage and hits allowed. And, of course, Hubbell had a little something to do with his New York Giants' capture of the flag this season as well. Though as brightly as his name burns on this ornate 14x17" page, nobody could compete with that of the Chairman, whose ultimately desirable "George H. Babe Ruth" signature spans a full four and a half inches of prime real estate above the signatures of the other board members. Most notable among Ruth's cabinet is his famous manager Christy Walsh, whose signature at bottom is followed by an inscription to Ruth's favorite personal biographer, reading "A souvenir for Bill Slocum, best of all Babe Ruth 'ghosts' -- with appreciation, C.W." While Walsh's writing has faded slightly to an approximate 7/10, the remainder of the signatures, and Ruth's most notably, remain impressively strong and bold. It is unclear as to why Walsh made a gift of this piece, rather than presenting it to Hubbell--perhaps it was a duplicate, or Hubbell just failed to collect it. Hubbell's loss is certainly our gain, however, allowing us to offer to the collecting public a highly significant piece relating to several of the most notable figures in pre-war baseball history. LOA from Steve Grad & Zach Rullo/ PSA DNA.

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